Cristaluz comprises of 15 privately owned apartments, all the apartments are south facing and have sea views. This super 1st floor end apartment has a large wrap around balcony overlooking the pool with wonderful views of the Black Rock & Sea & is ideal for alfresco dining. The Large lounge/dining room is bright & airy & has 2 patio doors leading onto the front & side balconies there is 2 bedrooms 1 double 1 twin both with fitted wardrobes dressing table & bedside cabinets there are 2 bathrooms the master bedroom is ensuite with a large bow window, with views of the ocean & black rock the guest bedroom overlooks the pool & has a sea views, both bathrooms have bath shower bidet & vanity unit. The modern fitted kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine dishwasher fridge freezer full cooker microwave & toaster. The large swimming pool is heated in season and is security coded for the private use of these apartments with free sun beds & shades there is also a small children’s pool. WI Fi available free if charge.
Area Information: Within the centre of the village is the church of Nossa Senhora da Luz (Our lady of light) from which the village takes its name. There is also a 17 Century Fortress which is now a restaurant with spectacular Views. Visit the old walled town of Lagos with its narrow winding streets & numerous shops & restaurants. About 40km inland is the Scenic Monchique Mountain range & beautiful old spa town of Cladas de Monchique. Right along the western coast at the tip is Cape St Vincent and its lighthouse with magnificent views originally thought to be the end of the world. Other places to visit is Sagres along the western coast & the old inland town of Silves with its history. Or just visit any of the small in land villages were you will be welcomed by the Portuguese people & try some of the local food such as chicken piri-piri (chicken marinated in hot spices) or a Cataplana which is a type of fish seafood or meat stew cooked slowly in a round copper dish with lid with wonderful flavours.
Activities and Restaurants: The Algarve is famous for its Golf and within 30 minutes drive from Praia da Luz is the world famous Penina Golf Course, more locally within 5 to 10 mins drive are 4 Golf courses Boavista Parque da Floresta Belavista & Palmares. You can go Dolphin watching or big game fishing or book a sightseeing cruises are go on a boat trip to the nearby grottoes & sea caves, you are also only a short drive to the surfing beaches of the west coast.
Luz is an excellent place to learn to dive with its PADI certificate diving school and is on the edge on of the regions largest Nature reserves Costa Vicentin. For those who love the countryside Horse Riding is nearby. Locally there is tennis courts, water skiing, jet skiing, banana rides, paragliding and windsurfing. There are restaurants to suit all tastes including Beach and Local restaurants Atlantico A Concha, English, Pizza, Chinese, and Indian and the ever popular Onda Luz there is also cafe snack bars and more up market restaurants such as Aquario Forteleza & Dolphin South African Restaurants.
Management/ Maid Service Apartment Info: Luz Services is a Management Agency situated in Luz and looks after the apartment & maid service they will arrange for your keys and help you with any enquiries you may have they speak excellent English & you will be given a telephone number in the event of an emergency. The maid service is twice weekly your apartment is cleaned & prepared for you arrival a small clean & change of towels mid week with a small clean & change of linen and towels after 1 week this is repeated until you leave when the apartment is prepared for the next guest. There is a book in the Apartment with general information re the apartment & facilities it will also give details of restaurants we like and worth trying. John & I have been coming to Luz since 1982 & love it so much we decided to buy this apartment and we have tried to make it as comfortable as possible with every facility you need. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we do.