Luz, also known as Praia da Luz (pronounced “loozsh”) is still a typically Portuguese village in appearance with narrow cobbled streets but today it is devoted almost exclusively to its many north European visitors; many ex-pats also live here. 

A promenade overlooks the sandy bay; this good-size golden crescent is backed by cliffs at one end, while at the other are large slabs, perfect for sand-free sunbathing. Family-friendly tourism is the name of the game here and Affinity Villas customers return to our villa rentals in Luz year after year. As you might expect there is a large choice of bars, cafes and restaurants, and some nightlife too, but if you’re search of a wild early-20s after-dark scene, this is not the place for you! Luz is also strong on water sports and horse riding.

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A great selection of watersports at this family friendly resort.

Horse Riding

A great selection of horse riding activities at this family friendly resort.


Portugal produces the most flavourful oranges. Stop at a roadside vendor and pick up a sack of oranges to eat or juice back at your villa.

Getting Around

If you are looking for history, tradition and a bit of local colour, then it is only a few minutes drive from Luz to the lively historic town of Lagos where you’ll also find good shopping and nightlife.

Map of the Algarve

Map of the Algarve