Praia da Luz (Luz) lies 4 kms west of the historical town of Lagos.
Luz started life back in the 17th century as a fishing village and has transformed itself over the past 30 years into a sophisticated visitor destination.
On the edge of a preserved Natural Park, surrounded by crystal clear blue waters and white sandy beaches, the village of Luz with its quaint cobbled main street, post-card beach, and historic fortress and church, is considered one of the most attractive villages in the Algarve, untouched by large-scale commercialism of other parts of the region. Together with the town of Lagos and the nearby fishing villages of Burgau and Salema, this unspoilt corner of the Algarve boasts some of the best restaurants, private schools, and medical facilities in Portugal. This is why this idyllic small village has started to become a preferred Southern Europe destination for sophisticated down-to-earth visitors from across the globe.
These unique attributes have also attracted a select group of part-time and full-time residents who often demand detached homes of the highest quality. As a result single-family luxury homes in Luz often command higher prices per m2 than many other upscale neighbourhoods in the Algarve. Multi-million Euro homes have therefore become commonplace and the trend for better quality and more upscale homes is expected to continue.