Travel Guide - information about the resort of Praia da Luz in the Algarve

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Strand Praia da Luz
Blick von der Promenade
Die Kirche von Praia da Luz
Promenade von Praia da Luz
Description of the resort of Praia da Luz:
Praia da Luz is a community (Freguesia) and small town (Vila) in the vicinity of Lagos. Covering an area of ??21.8 km ² and 3,500 inhabitants.

Sad to fame of the place by the fact that on 3 May 2007, the British girl Madeleine McCann disappeared from the local "Ocean Club".

Not too long ago Praia da Luz was a fishing village and has now become one of the most popular and beautiful vacation destinations in the Algarve. Luz was a quaint little village where you will find breathtaking views and can adequately choose leisure offerings. One is quick on a golf course or in a water park.

A tall, imposing black wall of rock rising on one side of the large sandy beach where the sea is calm and clear. This is in contrast to the other side, where the rocks have been eroded over time by wind and waves and glide with jagged carvings, slowly into the sea. Praia da Luz has a lot to offer, for the different needs there including supermarkets, grocery stores, banks, shops, post office, kiosk, laundry and dry cleaning, pharmacy, emergency 24 hours clinic, internet, movie rental, sports facilities, spas, abundant restaurants, snack bars, bars and cafes, etc.

The village lies in an exclusive area of the Algarve. Praia da Luz meets the needs and lifestyles of both business and leisure travelers with all types of accommodation: Apartment, villa, townhouse.

Deals with a rental car for your Algarve holiday can be found here in all sizes and types.
The beach of Praia da Luz
The beach of Praia da Luz is a popular swimming beach. He is wide, flat and there are all sorts of water sports activities offered. A beautiful beach promenade with souvenir shops and restaurants completes the pleasant picture between the village and the sea.
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Bars, cafes and restaurants in Praia da Luz
Name: Restaurante Casablanca Day off:   Coordinates:
37° 5' 12.37'' N,
8° 44' 4.64'' W

Restaurante Casablanca
Rua 25 de Abril
8600-166 Praia da Luz
Tel.: +351 282



Leisure activities
Name Place Distance
Help for travelers with limited mobility in Luz or Lagos

Mobility is an important feature of our day to day lives. AlgarveMobilityHire offers a full mobility service to customers that includes equipment sales and  rentals alongside a full delivery service and after sales care specially in the Algarve. They are also able to provide contacts for customers that require holiday properties or hotels that are equipped for elderly and disabled people, as well as nursing service in the Algarve.

If nessecary, please do not hesitate to contact them, informing about your doubt or question per Phone, dialing +351 289 417 243 or +351 960 004 682, or via Email, using

Name Place Distance
Castelo da Senhora da Luz  
Praia da Luz  
Fortaleza da Senhora de Luz  
Praia da Luz  
F1 Strecke Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (Koord:37.228757,-8.633122) Mexilhoeira Grande N125 - 30 km
Zoo Lagos (Koord: 37.14501,-8.765675)
Barao Sao Miguel 12 km
Cabo S. Vicente
Sagres 36 km
Monchique, Gipfel, Foia
Monchique 54 km
Friends of Nature
From Praia da Luz you can take beautiful walks and hikes along the coast. Nature lovers and bird watchers will just get their money, such as fishing. Burgau is situated in a nature reserve of Costa Vicentina and will remain thus spared the terrible cultivations of other coastal towns.

„Hotspot“ für for birders

When it becomes cold and rainy outside, year after year refer draw millions of migratory birds in the south to there in the sun to their wintering grounds. For bird enthusiasts, this is the best time to travel to the Algarve. At the Vicentin coast with its nature reserves around Sagres and Cabo de São Vicente, visitors will find the ideal platform. From Praia da Luz you can reach the best observation points in a few minutes. Many bird species are doing now on their way to Africa this station. Popular in Great Britain and the United States has been for a long time, even in Germany the number is growing of people who have the pleasure in watching wild birds. Therefore, the cliffs and rock faces within Vila do Bispo and Aljezur not only a true paradise for ornithologists. Even for families with children is the observation of these animals is a special experience. From the cliffs the cliffs can be seen passing by hundreds of birds in good weather. But even native species can be down here. Whether gulls, crows, herons, hawks or eagles - over 200 bird species migrate to the big rock their young. Thus, the Natur park Costa Vicentina is the only known place where white storks nest on sea cliffs. If you would like the various species of birds but not only, but more about their lives and learn the habits, the possibility of guided tours by experts must participate. Nature lovers walk through different areas of birds and learn interesting facts about the behavior of these animals and the techniques of flying birds. Because some of these genera, such as the osprey, are threatened with extinction, while the tours take strict care not to penetrate far into their habitats.

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Featured holiday accommodation in Praia da Luz
Ferienhaus in Praia da Luz
Ferienhaus in Praia da Luz
Ferienwohnung in Praia da Luz
Bungalow Chalet in Praia da Luz
Casa Maresol in Praia da Luz
Casa Baia do Sol in Luz
Casa Nova in Praia da Luz   
Bungalow Chalet  
The former fishing village of Praia da Luz is now a charming holiday resort with a sandy beach, small bars and restaurants.
Luz is without doubt one of the most beautiful of the small resort towns on the western Algarve and the perfect destination for a carefree holiday, away from the bustle of mass tourism.
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The row house "Casa Baia do Sol" is located directly on the beach of Praia da Luz. It offers comfort and a pleasant private atmosphere in a central location perfect. The village of Praia da Luz is just a few kilometers west of the city of Lagos, there is a wide choice of bars and restaurants. The sandy beach is ideal for families with children.
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This comfortable apartment is located on the outskirts of the beautiful resort of Praia da Luz (now Vila da Luz).
There are only 300 meters from the sea or the town center with supermarket, shops, post office, bank, bus stop, restaurants and bars.
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Camping holidays n the Algarve up to 6 persons bungalow to 46 m² with comfort. Depending on the accommodation with 2-3 bedrooms, 1 living-dining room with kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower and WC, 1 terrace. About 4 km west of Lagos, in the southernmost part of Portugal, is this Ccamping park. Nearby there are beautiful, sheltered sandy beaches, rock, surrounded by impressive rocky caves, which can be visited.
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