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Things to do in Praia da Luz, Algarve

Updated: Mar 17

Just about 7 kilometers west from Lagos you'll find the beautiful beach town of Praia da Luz. The town, situated on a beautiful bay with its big black rock formation called Rocha Negra, is known for its beautiful coastline and beach. Here you can find many cafe's and restaurants. This in combinations with its great winter surf, makes this one one of my favorite towns to stay in the Algarve. Originally (of course ๐Ÿ˜‰) this was an old fisherman town. Wondering what to do and see when you're staying here? Let me tell you! ๐Ÿ‘‡


things to do in Praia da Luz
Praia da Luz (main beach), Algarve

Explore beaches

The beaches around Praia da Luz are absolutely stunning! So I can only recommend to hop in your car and start exploring them! Sea caves, natural bridges and white sandy coves with turquoise waters, you can find it all! The main beach of Praia da Luz is beautiful (picture) to hang out and watch surfers at sunset whilst enjoying a vino verde at one of the cafe's at the boulevard.


Wondering which beaches to visit? I've written down a list of my favorite beaches in the Algarve for you! Check it out below! ๐Ÿ‘‡



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Hike from Lagos to Praia da Luz

The stunning coastline of Praia da Luz makes this the ideal place to go on cliff hikes. One of my favorite hikes starts (can be walked either way) starts at Ponta da Piedade (Lagos) and ends at Praia da Luz. The hike is about 11 kilometers and takes around 3 hours (one way). I recommend to take a taxi to Ponta the Piedade as taxies are quite cheap around here and Lagos is just 7 kilometers away. Once you get to Ponta the Piedade, make sure to check out this stunning viewing point!


From the viewing point you start walking in western direction on the unpaved path towards Praia da Luz. Check out the details of this hike below. ๐Ÿ‘‡



things to do in Praia da Luz
Rocha Negra, Praia da Luz


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Go on a road trip

The whole Algarve is great for road tripping. Highways are wide and generally pretty empty trough beautiful landscapes. Once you leave the high way up into the mountainous landscape yofind endless windy roads withj beautiful views. All together: perfect for a road trip and exploring beaches and beautiful nature. Read all about my personal favorite roundtrip!


things to do in Praia da Luz, Algarve
Praia da Luz, Algarve


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Visit Lagos

Just about 7 kilometers east from Praia da Luz, you'll find the small city of Lagos. It's famous for the stunning viewing point Ponta de Piedade and its steep wooden steps to the sandy cove of Praia do Camilo. Lagos has a beautiful old town where you can find cute bars, restaurants and hops. Read more about things to do in Lagos!



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Supping, surfing and kayaking

The Algarve is a great place to go surfing, especially in winter time (October - April). You can find a few surf schools in Praia da Luz (many in Lagos) where you can book a lesson or just rent a board.


Spending time in summer? Definitely try supping or kayaking!

Huge rock formations, natural bridges, sea caves and clear blue waters make this the ideal good weather activity. Just google any surf/sup school around you and they can take you on an amazing trips!




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Take a climbing lesson!

If you're up for a little adventure, go and take a climbing lessons! The rocky cliffs and stunning views make this the perfect spot to go climbing! Interested in booking a beginner climbing lesson? Check this link! Like to do more of a tracking including climbing, cliff jumping and swimming? Also check out my favorite adventure, coasteering!



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