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Praia da Luz, Luz
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To see dolphins playing in the surf, head to Praia da Luz. Known locally as the Beach of Light, this sheltered stretch of fine sand features rugged volcanic cliffs to the east and a series of rock pools to the west. Nearby, you can stroll down a shady promenade offering a welcome break from the sun and easy access to the area's finest bars, restaurants, and shops. For something a little different, walk along the coast to other popular beaches, known for their rocky outcrops and secluded coves. Just a short drive from here, you can also visit Lagos, a small town noted for its medieval walls and richly decorated churches. Make Praia da Luz a centerpiece of your Luz vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Luz vacation planner.
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  • We walked into town and along the sea front... nice bar/ cafe (Kiwi), not much else was open....nice sandy beach but must get very crowded in the summer. There is a pretty church, which we were unable...  more »
  • The beach was just fantastically empty, clean well maintained in November and could be soul. 70% of Cafés and restaurants were still open
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  • We first arrived in Luz by luck...I wanted to book a hotel in Lagos, but ended up Booking in Luz ! We woke up in the next day and went for a sun rise walk in the main beach. Glimpsed back the city fro...  more »