Praia da Luz is a beach destination in the Algarve, at just under one hours easy drive from Faro airport.
The development of the town is mostly low rise apartments and villas of all sizes, and the facilities are aimed at family holidays. There is a great variety of family friendly restaurants and bars, good supermarkets and all the amenities for a complete holiday.
There is a beautiful sandy beach perfect for sun bathing and water sports, and Luz beach sports the European blue flag indicating clean sand and clean water.
To the east of town you find some spectacular cliffs and among them the prominent black rock Rocha Negra. This is an intrusion of lava produced from the volcanoes of Monchique some 190 million to 135 million years ago.
Luz has a history of occupation firstly by the Carthaginians and then by the Romans and there are the remains of fish salting vats and a roman villa to visit.
For golfers there are 4 golf courses within 5 - 20 minutes drive and there are day-trip coaches from Luz to the water parks and dolphin park.
Luz is just 8 minutes west of the larger historic town of Lagos which is provides great sightseeing, plenty of shopping, good night life, and a large established marina.
(This text is courtesy of the Travel Guide 'World 66')