Why Praia da Luz?
The Luz village in Lagos is one of the Algarve's most visited by tourists. This small village attracts many people from all over the world, especially in summer when the temperatures are mild and the sea water warms up. But why Praia da Luz? What is so fascinating here, and why do visitors like to come here again and again? Come and discover with us the charm of this small village and find the place for your next holiday.
We start with the most popular place in Luz, the beach! Luz beach stretches from one end of the village to the other. The sandy beach, about 1 km long, has zones for water activities, areas with sunbeds and umbrellas, and in the same place, you can still enjoy a landscape worthy of a paradise place.
Sea temperatures can easily reach 22° or 24° in summer, inviting bathing and water sports. On the coast of Praia da Luz, you can enjoy unique moments on a stand-up paddleboard. This sport is suitable for the whole family and all levels of experience. On a SUP board, as this sport is also called, you can paddle, stand or sit on the board. This makes it an easy water sport for those who have never tried balancing on a board.
If you have enough experience, go to the next level and do yoga in the middle of the calm sea on Luz beach.
For more information about these or other water activities in Praia da Luz, please contact the Baía da Luz reception. We will be happy to plan your experiences during your stay.
At the top of the beach, you will find several bars and restaurants with terraces overlooking the sea. Sit back, contemplate the beauty of the beach at the end of the day and relax with a drink. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and stay for dinner at one of the restaurants located right on the beachfront. Discover some of these restaurants and others in the city centre.
Restaurants in Praia da Luz
You have many options to enjoy yourself during your holiday. The difficulty is deciding on one of the restaurants in Praia da Luz. The good news for those who have a longer stay is that you can choose a new restaurant every day and try all the national and international delicacies.
A little gastronomic journey around Italian cuisine can only take place at Alloro Ristorante. This restaurant is located just a few metres from your holiday apartment, on the same grounds as Baía da Luz. Between pizzas, pasta and desserts, you will find the true taste of Italy, and you can also try meat and fish dishes. For children, there is a special menu with everything they like best.
Opening hours: 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm, closed on Tuesdays.
Anyone who visits Portugal regularly will know that traditional Portuguese food is our best calling card. In the Algarve, we are lucky enough to have the sea as a supplier of the region's main delicacies. We are known for our fresh fish and seafood, and at the Concha Restaurant, you can try various typical recipes, such as cataplana, monkfish rice, or the typical Algarve fried squid. This family-run restaurant is located on the promenade, right by Luz beach.
For reservations and timetables, contact +351 282 788 584.
Right next to the Luz Church is this restaurant bar with international delicacies mixed with Portuguese recipes. Here you can also enjoy a good cocktail, try some craft beers or attend concerts. This is a lively place with an innovative decoration where the word fun is a constant.
Opening hours: from 18:00h to 02:00h, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
What is there to do in the Luz village?
Besides the beauty of this small village, located 6 kilometres from Lagos, you can experience numerous activities during your stay. From hiking to quiet moments in a spa, these are our suggestions for your holiday.
Hiking trail from Praia da Luz to Lagos
This trail is part of the Fishermen's Trail, a series of trails on the Vicentine coast that run along the local seashore and end at the Praia da Luz - Lagos trail. On this trail, the reddish and orange colours of the rock formations stand out against the blue of the sea. Here you will pass iconic beaches such as Porto Mós beach, Ponta da Piedade or D. Ana beach. This hike is easy and suited for people of all ages. You only have to guarantee that you will make the 11 kilometres to the city of Lagos in four hours.
Start your holiday in the best way and see the map of this walk between Praia da Luz and Lagos here.
Have you ever thought that the Algarve region has much more to offer than just good weather and beaches? How about a suggestion that will lead you to less tourist places where exceptional wine is produced? This is our second suggestion for an activity during your holiday in Baía da Luz. Take a three-hour ride in the mythical Volkswagen van to a wine cellar in the Algarve. Learn more about the history of Portuguese wine, especially Algarve wine, and have a tasting of four wines.
To find out more about this activity, visit the website and ask at reception how to plan a visit to an Algarve winery.
Spa at Praia da Luz
On holiday, moments of peace and well-being are the highlight of your stay. To achieve this, spas are a good choice, and a little pampering never hurt anyone. Our third suggestion relates to physical, aesthetic and psychological well-being. Book an Elemis treatment with premium products at Health & Beauty Estrela da Luz, which is just a few minutes from Baía da Luz.
Why Praia da Luz? Because it is a peaceful place, even though it is only a few minutes away from the big cities. Because it has kept the fishing tradition alive, despite being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Algarve. Because it boasts the most stunning natural settings around a community that has everything you need for a few days of holidays. Visit the Luz village and experience the Algarve's treasure for these and more reasons known only by our guests!