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Praia da Luz perfect for holidays and permanent living

Praia da Luz is located about 10km west of Lagos and is about 90km from Faro and its airport. The town of Praia da Luz consists mostly of low rise apartments and villas and the facilities are aimed at family holidays.

There is a great variety of family-friendly restaurants and bars, good supermarkets and all the amenities for a complete holiday. The beautiful sandy beach is perfect for sun bathing and water sports, and Luz beach has been awarded the European blue flag for clean sand and clean water.

To the east of town you find some spectacular cliffs and among them the prominent black rock Rocha Negra. This is an intrusion of lava produced from the volcanoes of Monchique some 190 million to 135 million years ago.

Luz has a history of occupation firstly by the Carthaginians and then by the Romans and there are the remains of fish salting vats and a Roman villa to visit.The village of Luz was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755, along with much of the surrounding area. Attractions in the village include the parish church, the Fortaleza and several Roman ruins.

For golfers there are 4 golf courses within 5 - 20 minutes drive, and there are daytrip coaches from Luz to the water parks and dolphin park. Praia da Luz is well known for its water sports facilities which are impressive, among those catered for are sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving and water skiing.

There are also a couple of golf courses within easy driving distance of the resort. Luz is just 8 minutes west of the larger historic town of Lagos which provides great sightseeing, plenty of shopping, good night life, and a large established marina.