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Prai da Luz, in Western Algarve Portugal, is a small coastal village that come under the district of Lagos. It was very much a fishing village until discovered by the tourist, when you approach Luz from the West coming out of Burgau, you notice the first signs of the village with a breath taking view of the backdrop of the rocks that form the well protected bay of pria da Luz. in front of the view is the many modern villas and apartments that have grown over the years, the good thing is that there are no high rise to spoil the village. You can still see the many older houses that stay to the tradition of whitewashed being that the Algarve is known for.
It is well worth find parking as you first see it, as the village is quiet compact and the deeper into it you go the harder you will find it to park, the town has more shops and bars and restaurants to cope with the large number of people that head to the town in the summer months.
You will find it is quiet easy to walk around the town as it only has 4 main streets with the beach being 200 meters from the central street in the village the town boost an small but impressive church with it carved gilt wooden alter, at the back of the church is what looks like easy parking but caution ! . As much of these space are strictly for residents of nearby properties and you could see you car being towed away. pass the church down toward the water front it a small square with seating in the shade with a great view of both side of the village one half being of rock the other being the beach, the promenade is good for disabled and wheelchairs, with it traditional flat cobble stone with black and white patterns in it. There is a good choice of small restaurants along the promenade. prices are good for a lunch. Just along the promenade, you will find the remains of a roman bathhouse that was discovered and dates from the 4th century this can be accessed by a doorway to the entrance, which is open daily from 10am-5pm. The beach is a sheltered one being in a bay, when the tide goes out it leaves shallow rock pools, which are ideal for children to paddle or sit in, further along the beach turns to rock which is popular with snorkels, water sport can be seen further along the eastern side of the beach.