Destination guide

Seaside relaxation at Luz holiday lettings

Luz isn't your usual resort town. Whitewashed cottages and rustic Algarvian churches stand above the dusty streets, giving it the air of a traditional fishing village or Mexican pueblo. Above, the mighty Rocha Negra cliffs soar to frame the main beachfront – Praia da Luz – in a wall of stone, the Atlantic waves forever rolling onto the honey-hued sands below. There's a promenade that bustles with cafes and art sellers, all shaded by a line of royal palms. Luz holiday rentals dot the area, ranging from seafront villas to family apartments with pools.

Things to do

Sightseeing near holiday homes in Luz

While Luz holiday rentals specialise in slowing the pace of life with sun, sand and sea right on the doorstep, they also sit tantalisingly close to the bustling town of Lagos. That's great news if you love 17th-century castles and haunting historic churches. Lagos is just a quick hop to the east. The mighty Forte da Ponta da Bandeira is a great place to start – it's loaded with stories of seafaring adventurers and pirate attacks. Lagos Zoo is en route and perfect for families who want a glimpse of rare monkeys and multicoloured parrots.


Things to do near Luz holiday homes

Get the sun cream ready and start picking out the bikinis and boardshorts, Luz is all about life on the shores of the Algarve. You can bag yourself Luz holiday rentals with views over the roaring Atlantic Ocean and stay just a stone's throw from the wide arc of sand that fronts the town. Praia da Luz has all the usual sun-splashed activities – sunbathing, sandcastle building, swimming. Other adventures on the sea include dolphin spotting or jet boats out to the rugged grottoes of Ponte de Piede.

Day trips

Day trips from Luz holiday homes

Luz is the ideal base camp to explore the attractions in Lagos. Holiday homes are close to places like Lekki Conservation Centre, a nature reserve with an abundance of interesting wildlife, and Tarkwa Bay Beach, a sheltered beach accessible by boat. You could also visit Victoria Island, a scenic hub with shops, restaurants and nightlife, and Freedom Park, a memorial and leisure park with intriguing artwork.


Climate during your stay in Luz holiday homes

Sun and scorching temperatures pretty much sum up the Luz summertime. It runs from June to August and sees the villas and seafront apartments become packed with family holidaymakers in search of a stay close to the beaches – expect the mercury to hit 30 or more. Spring, in April and May, is another popular time to hit town, especially as the weather's balmy and there are fewer crowds. Same goes for autumn, in September and October, which also touts the hottest sea temperatures of all.

Natural features

Luz on the raw Atlantic

Luz is blessed with its own wide bay of golden-yellow sand. It runs beneath the trademark cliffs of the Algarve coast just west of Lagos, overlooked by the huge volcanic cliff known as the Rocha Negra. The sea here is actually ocean. Swells roll in from the Atlantic, which bring chances of dolphin spotting, but also some seriously chilly currents in the water – just be ready. A trip to the west can take you to Sagres and the vast south-west Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, a place of sparkling bays, grass-topped cliffs and beautiful ocean vistas.


Best beaches near Luz holiday rentals

Travel to Luz is all about the pristine beaches. Holiday homes are available near places like Praia do Burgau, a sandy beach with rugged cliffs and a charming village, and Praia da Batata, a cosy beach with a historic fort, cliffs and a pier that’s popular for kayaking and paddleboarding. You’ll also enjoy Praia do Canavial, a quiet beach with turquoise waters and relaxing surrounds.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Luz

Fly into Portimao (PRM), the closest airport, located 9.4 mi (15.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), which is 42.6 mi (68.6 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Luz?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,384 holiday lettings around Luz. From 676 villas to 2,002 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Luz?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Luz:

  • Porto de Mós: 385 holiday homes
  • Lagos Centre: 680 holiday homes
  • Telheiro: 617 holiday homes
  • Ameijeira: 730 holiday homes
  • Falfeira: 831 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Luz? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Luz. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lagos Marina: 5,983 holiday lettings
  • Monchique Thermal Springs: 6,206 holiday lettings
  • Gramacho Pestana Golf: 9,049 holiday lettings
  • Pestana Alto Golf Club: 8,434 holiday lettings
  • Portimao Marina: 8,915 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Luz listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Luz?

Yes, of course. offers 676 Villas in Luz. Our other popular types of Luz holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 2,002 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 504 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 57 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Luz?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,198 holiday homes with pool available in Luz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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