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A charming resort with a stunning beach

Late deals to Praia da Luz are fantastic for all the family, set in a charming old fishing village which has developed into a modern resort while still retaining its traditional character.

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Approx 1,800
Roman Catholic
Portuguese
Euro
GMT - None

A wonderfully laid back atmosphere

Whitewashed villas, bright fisherman's cottages, layers of bougainvillea, a quaint marina and stunning beach with a European Blue Flag award for cleanliness; you can just picture the scene. Narrow cobbled streets and the 16th century church all add to the relaxing ambiance of this charming resort on Portugal's stunning Algarve coastline.

The sheltered beach with cobbled promenade offers a multitude of water sports to experience on your holidays in Praia da Luz - wind surfing is very popular with the warm Atlantic breeze creating excellent conditions. Scuba diving is a must as there are numerous eerie wrecks to discover on the ocean bed. Head to the far end of the beach and Rocha Negra, or black rocks, a result of long ago volcanic activity, now a haven for rock pooling and secluded bathing. Wander along the cliff tops, discovering Roman remains and observing breathtaking views. An excursion to Silves Castle or the inland town of Loule, will offer a further insight into this areas fascinating history.

Places to Visit

Fiesa

Held near Pera from the end of May to the end of October, the Fiesa International Sand Festival is considered to be the best display of sand art in the world. With a different theme every year this spectacular gallery is open both day and night and will amaze visitors of all ages with its intricate designs and attention to detail.

Jeep Safari

Head off onto the outback on a 4x4 jeep safari. Dash through rural countryside, shallow rivers and rocky terrain, passing fig, olive and eucalyptus groves along the way.

Quaint shops line the narrow streets

A day trip to nearby Lagos will uncover the historic heritage of this harbour town and also a chance to visit Lagos Zoological Park, a wonderful day out for the whole family. Trips can also be arranged to nearby water parks and the Dolphinarium. Golf is extremely popular on the Algarve, and there are a few good courses in this area to choose from.

There are some fabulous shops to enjoy on your Praia da Luz holidays, along with bars and restaurants with seafood being a popular option on the menu. Quaint shops line the narrow streets sloping down to the shore, with beach goods and souvenirs for sale. Nightlife in Praia da Luz is relatively low key although there is a choice of bars and clubs to suit most levels of entertainment. Accommodation is built to suit every budget with hotels ranging from two to five grades, with self catering apartments and attractive white washed villas and not a high rise complex in sight. Praia da Luz is found to the south west of the Algarve, and attracts visitors looking for great beaches, good facilities and a general all round laid back atmosphere. Book late deals to Praia da Luz online here at Latedeals.co.uk.

Location of Praia Da Luz

Average temperature
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JanuaryTemp: 16°C
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FebruaryTemp: 17°C
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MarchTemp: 19°C
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AprilTemp: 21°C
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MayTemp: 23°C
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JuneTemp: 26°C
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JulyTemp: 29°C
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AugustTemp: 29°C
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SeptemberTemp: 26°C
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OctoberTemp: 23°C
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NovemberTemp: 20°C
Dec
DecemberTemp: 17°C
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