Praia da Luz and Lagos

The surrounding area

Luz's beach and village centre are only 10 minutes’ walk down a gentle hill, a couple of minutes by car. In addition to a range of shops there are two supermarkets, both with small cafes, and they are well stocked with Portuguese and U.K. brands. You may not know that the Portuguese love to eat breakfast out and these cafes have a range of Portuguese breads and pastries with tables both inside and outside to wake you up in the morning. Luz boasts over 50 restaurants and cafes so there is something for every taste if you don’t want to cook.


You can walk up Rocha Negra, the headland, and there is a path to the neighbouring town of Lagos. This is a large, bustling town with a wide range of shops, four large hypermarkets, an attractive cobbled old town with many buildings of historical significance. Parking is outside the old town walls.


About 5-6 minutes drive away from the apartment is the golf and sports centre complex of Boavista. This has a large heated indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts, restaurant and, naturally, a magnificent golf course. Luz also boasts a large number of tennis courts. Many of the clubs and sports centres allow temporary membership for a fee.


Luz is towards the western edge of the Algarve about 50 minutes’ drive by motorway from the airport at Faro. “The End of the World” at Cape St. Vincent is about 50 miles away further west with many hidden coves and picturesque small fishing villages to explore dotted in between. To the East are the centres of Portimao & Albufeira, along with more picturesque towns like Silves inland.


If you don’t want to drive there are various taxi firms based at the airport which will take you to Luz. Luz is served by buses and there is a railway station at Lagos. Bicycles can be hired.

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 Luz is towards the western edge of the Algarve about 50 minutes’ drive by motorway from the airport at Faro 

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