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.

If you are looking for villas in Algarve with private pool Affinity Villas offers many more destinations including Tavira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Loule, Vilamoura, Silves, Porches, Carvoeiro, Ferragudo, Praia do Vau, Alvor and Luz

Map of the Algarve

Map of the Algarve