Praia da Luz is a pleasant and relaxing small town, which is situated on western beautiful Algarve. Luz is ideal for families and couples wanting a low-key but personable holiday destination that offers a fantastic beach, glorious weather and a varied selection of restaurants and bars.
Luz has a wonderful sandy beach that extends the length of the town, with clean and prestine sea waters.
If you are seeking a family friendly beach resort there is no better destination than Praia da Luz.
Restaurants and Bars
Praia da Luz has a diversified selection of international, traditional and family run restaurants, all of which are personable, cozy and welcoming. The wide range of restaurants and cafés cater for all preferences and styles of cuisines but local specialities focus mostly on freshly caught fish. Meal times are important to the Portuguese and the evening meal is a time to get together, socialise and is never rushed.
Boat tours from Praia da Luz
During the tourist season, there are many enjoyable boat trips that depart from Luz, which either explore the coastline or head out to sea for dolphin watching or fishing trips. Typical tours include the Ponta da Piedade, Sagres tour or dolphin watching.
Day trip to Lagos
Lagos is a historic port, that boasts a charming fort, ancient city walls and delightful city centre of cobbled streets with traditional shops and a good variety of restaurants and bars. Departing from the harbour of Lagos are boat tours of the Ponta da Piedade, a stunning formation of highly weather cliffs, which are regarded as the best natural feature of the western Algarve.
The churches of Santo António & of Santa Maria & of São Sebastião, the Slaves Market and the Dr. José Formosinho museums and the Ponta da Bandeira forteress are amongst the many sites to be seen. You can also go to the local market where you can buy daily freshly caught fish off the fishing boats.
Lagos makes for an enjoyable day trip from Luz.