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Praia da Luz, or Luz, is a civil parish and resort town in the Algarve region of Portugal. The town boasts an incredible stretch of golden sandy shoreline and a popular beach with stunning views of the coastline and picturesque cliffs. Visitors don’t come to Praia da Luz to party or to have an action-packed holiday– the sunny seaside town is best for relaxing and recharging while lazily sunbathing on the beach and swimming in the ocean. During a holiday here you can enjoy long walks along the promenade or in the surrounding natural areas. There are plenty of shops selling gifts, baked goods, and food stuffs, as well as lovely eateries where you can try delicious Portuguese cuisine. A holiday in Praia da Luz is best enjoyed by couples and families seeking a laid-back, sunny European holiday destination.An idyllic holiday rental in Praia da Luz
A holiday in Praia da Luz is what bucketlist dreams are made of. The idyllic Portuguese coastal town offers a wide range of holiday rentals and lettings with a little something for every type of traveller. Treat yourself to a luxury letting with customised features and high-end decor, as well as a private pool and stunning views of the water. Stay in a modern holiday rental with air-conditioning, a private balcony, and a fully functioning kitchen where you can cook your own meals. Opt for a rental just steps away from the sandy beach, where you can enjoy swims and beach walks at any time. Oversized rentals are available for families and large groups, with some options designed to sleep up to 10 people. Couples can choose a cosy, intimate letting with a hot tub and a sauna. With so many dreamy holiday rentals available in Praia da Luz, you’ll be sure to find one suited perfectly to your unique preferences.
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The area and getting around
Luz is situated 186 miles south of Lisbon. From Lisbon, you can take a 5-hour bus or a 5-hour train to reach Praia da Luz. Driving from Lisbon to Praia da Luz takes exactly 3 hours. The closest airport to Praia da Luz is Faro Airport, which is 55 miles away. There’s a bus from the airport which reaches Praia da Luz in 3 hours. Or, you can take a taxi which takes one hour.Getting around Praia da Luz
As a fairly small town, nearly everything in Praia da Luz is reachable on foot. If you’ll be staying in a holiday rental near the town, there’s no need for a private car because you’ll be able to reach restaurants, shops, and the beach with just a short walk. If you prefer not to walk, you can use a taxi to get around.
Travellers and activities
Families of all ages can enjoy a lovely beach holiday together in Praia da Luz. Go for a fun dolphin spotting tour with Beach Hut Watersports. During the jet-boat tour you can admire the stunning scenery of the Algarve coast while enjoying up-close encounters with bottle-nose dolphins. Kids can get just centimetres away from the majestic creatures and watch them flip and play about in the sea. The knowledgable guides will ensure that you’ll see loads of dolphins during your tour!Praia da Luz for couples
Praia da Luz is a wonderfully romantic seaside town for couples to spend some relaxing quality time together. Go for a lovely horseback riding tour with Tiffany’s Riding Center to explore the beautiful area a bit deeper. The riding centre offers guided horse riding tours for guests of all ages and skill levels. The horses are calm and friendly and the professional instructors will be there to help you throughout the duration of the tour. You’ll get to enjoy a lovely and leisurely day of horse riding through an array of different landscapes, from the sandy shores to the grassy countryside outside the village.
Praia da Luz boasts a warm, mild Mediterranean climate year round, with average temperatures floating around mid-20° Celsius.
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Praia da Luz boasts a lovely paved seafront promenade lined with palm trees, shops, cafés, and restaurants. Go for a leisurely walk along the promenade to enjoy views of the sea, cliffs, and coastline. Pop by a café to sip on a cup of coffee, or stop by a restaurant to indulge in a plate of fresh caught seafood.2. Sunbathe and swim at the beach
The long stretch of beach in Praia da Luz boasts golden sands and calm, turquoise waters. The waveless sea here is perfect for young swimmers. Hire a sunbed and spend the whole day sunbathing under the warm sun. The beach is a lovely place for a stroll. Be sure not to miss the spectacular sunsets here too!3. Visit the Fortaleza da Praia da Luz
Fortaleza da Praia da Luz is a former medieval castle situated in the village of Luz. Explore the grounds which boast lovely gardens filled with Mediterranean plants and cacti. Here you can enjoy great drinks and beverages alongside stunning views of the ocean and surrounding coastal area.4. Try a new sport
With its small waves, Praia da Luz is the perfect place to learn how to surf. Take surfing lessons with ASA Algarve Sea Adventures where you’ll learn all the fundamentals of surfing, including how to ride a board and water safety lessons while surfing in the water. This adventure sports company also offers climbing tours for beginners!5. Walk to Rocha Negra for incredible views
Rocha Negra are some cliffs overlooking the town and beach of Praia da Luz. To get there requires a bit of a scenic uphill walk, but the views from the top will make it all worth it! Be sure to bring plenty of water and to wear proper footwear.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Praia da Luz
How much did it cost for a holiday rental in Praia da Luz last year?
Last year revealed that Praia da Luz has an annual average price of £128 per night.
What time of year offers, on average, the best holiday rental prices in Praia da Luz?
Travellers who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Praia da Luz in March, November, and February the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £104, £105, and £106 per night, respectively, based on prices from the previous year.
When does the price of holiday rentals in Praia da Luz go up the most?
Following the data observed last year, the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of August (£180), July (£172), and September (£146).
Is Praia da Luz a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It is better to plan ahead in Praia da Luz as only 43% of the accommodations are free, according to our data from the previous year.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
April, May, and June are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations available, with respective average availability figures of 70%, 63% and 52%.
During which months are there fewer rentals available in Praia da Luz?
The months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Praia da Luz are, in order, August (with 10% of available rentals), July (32%), and February (35%).
Are there many holiday rentals in Praia da Luz?
In Praia da Luz we offer you a comprehensive choice of around 650 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 17 local and international partners.