Luz is originally a small fishing village. The town is dominated by its beautiful beach and surf spot right on Praia da Luz. The long beach extends from the cliffs on the southern coast all the way to the Algarvian Gold Coast. Luz offers you the buzz of a popular seaside resort while you can still enjoy the old town charm in a peaceful setting. And it is just a 10-minute drive by car to Lagos where you find more shops and an exciting nightlife.

    The town of Luz sits behind a sheltered bay. On the West side of this bay, you will find a fort. This fort was used to protect the town against pirates, but is now transformed into a restaurant. On the characterizing beach promenade, there are more bars and restaurants. Enjoy your food and drinks while you check the waves!

    We’d love to give you more information about surf spots, beaches, bars, restaurants, and the nightlife when you are here. Do you have special requests? Luz has it all: ATM’s, banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, a doctor, shops, and exciting options for watersports. Or just ask our staff, they will help you with everything you need.