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About Praia da Luz

Located in the Western Algarve, about a 45 minute drive from Faro. Over the years Praia da Luz has developed into a delightful resort for visitors from all over the world. Originally an old fisherman's village that still retains a lot of its old world charm.

Protected to the east by "Rocha Negra" (Black Rock) cliff, a product of the Monchique volcano some 150 million years ago. To the fort. The lovely, long sandy beach ( to blue flag standard ) is overlooked by the village itself.

A patterned cobbled promenade runs from just below the church ( where we are located ) along the seafront to the cluster of beach bars. The promenade is full of craft stalls, mainly during high season and also has a few cafes, restaurants and gift shops.

The town is a lot quieter and more peaceful than some of the other coastal resorts, such as nearby Alvor, but a lively time can be had in nearby Lagos, some ten minutes away. As the town has a large population of resident English people quite a lot of its facilities are open all year round, though opening hours may be reduced in the low season.


  • There are good water sports facilities - scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing and sailing school, paddleboats etc.
  • It is a safe beach ideal for children, with lifeguards on duty during the summer months (Blue Flag 2005).
  • Excellent fishing from the extensive rock formations to the west of the beach.
  • Plenty championship standard golf courses close by.
  • A good mixture of restaurants from tourist to traditional, eat in or take away.
  • Needless to say you will not have to go far to find a bar.
  • Horse Riding

    There are several good supermarkets and a fair mixture of good shops and tourist stalls. For a complete list please click here!

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