Praia da Luz is located on Portugal’s beautiful Algarve coastline, and is not to be confused with the Costa de la Luz in Spain. The low rise development has meant that views over the coast are not obstructed, and hours can be spent watching the sea from a rental property in Praia da Luz.
The traditional fishing village of Luz also has a large beach, but is also steeped in history. The remains of the Roman villa of Luz provides a fascinating insight into Roman life, and the Nossa Senhora fort allows you to eat fantastic traditional food in the restaurant whilst contemplating the rough history of the Algarve and of Portugal.
Lagos is just 10 minutes west of Praia da Luz, and is easily accessible from Praia da Luz properties. It is a large historic town with a plethora of shops, bars and restaurants, as well as an exclusive marina offering cruises and excursions.
The beach of Praia da Luz is a gently sloping soft sandy beach stretching away from the famous black volcanic rock of Rocha Negra, and backed by staggering multi-coloured cliffs of pink, green and orange sandstone. It is a blue flag beach with full time lifeguards and all the water sports imaginable on offer. If the Atlantic swells are hitting the beach, there is a chance to grab your surfboard for an exhilarating afternoon!
Golfing holidays to Praia da Luz are increasingly popular as there are 4 golf courses within a short distance of the beach and Praia da Luz properties.
Praia da Luz is oriented towards family holidays, and the water park, dolphinarium, cinema and riding stables mean that there is plenty to entertain children and grown ups alike! The scuba diving, windsurfing and sailing facilities are exceptional, and there is plenty of instruction to be had for those who are not entirely confident!
Summer temperatures reach a blistering 40°C, so Praia da Luz holiday villas often have pools to cool down in. However, winter temperatures rarely dip below 10°C, so taking a rental property in Praia da Luz proves a good choice year round, as the facilities stay open.
Praia da Luz is within an hours drive from Faro Airport (FAO), and there is a magnitude of providers offering cheap flights from most UK airports. For cheap flights to Praia da Luz, it is worth shopping around.