Summer is here! Another great year with lots of new villas, and we still have a couple of weeks available, so we are offering interesting last minute deals and discounts in July and August for theses self catering villas and apartments.
Its an awesome opportunity to have a quick vacation in Praia da Luz, here is a quick selection:
Villas with Pool
Villa 3 Mares (Beds 6) Recommended! – Awesome large secluded villa, with a huge private pool and surrounded by gardens and Fruit Trees.
Porta do Paraiso N (Beds 2) – Part of a Private Complex in the entrance to Luz, with a shared pool by the complex.
Porta do Paraiso I (Beds 3) – Part of a Private Complex in the entrance to Luz, with a shared pool by the complex.
Casa 2 (Beds 4) – Renovated traditional Luz townhouse with a new private pool.
Right Next to the Beach
Apartment K1 (Beds 2) Recommended! – Sweet little apartment with a incredible view of Praia da Luz.
Casa do Monte (Beds 2) – A Fisherman’s Cottage right on top of the Prainha beach and right inside Luz.
Villa 112 (Beds 2) – A really nice traditional townhouse right next to the beach.
Apartment C4 (Beds 2) – This apartment right next to the Church in Luz and a right next to all the restaurants and shops in Luz.
Apartment T (Beds 2) – Nice apartment with a view overlooking Luz, next to Batista Supermarket.
Apartment J12 (Beds 1) – Really nice and cozy 1 Bedroom apartment in walking distance of Luz and Praia da Luz.
Apartment 23 (Beds 1) – Small one bedroom apartment, right in the center of Luz, next to everything.
Please note that these villas and apartments are available at the time of this posting but we cant guarantee availability as these are last minute deals, as always feel free contact us if you want a recommendation or check prices, if you want a specific property just visit the villa page with your dates (we always make recommendations if the property is unavailable)!
This year in Vila da Luz we are starting out the Summer with some sweets, some dancing and some fun! We are having some traditional saints festivities in Praia da Luz, near the Church, you can expect traditional music, lots of drinks and eats, come join us, its from the 21st to the 23rd of June and from the 28th to the 30th of June, every end of the day! Come and have some fun!
Right on time for Summer, Praia da Luz was awarded yet again the Water Gold Standard from Quercus (Portuguese Nature Conservation Society), to be given this standard it has to have had at least 5 straight years of good water quality, and the last 3 years it has to have excellent water quality, combine that with our European Blue Flag that is only provided to beaches that have high water quality, security, beach services and environmental protection, there is no excuse not to have an awesome time on the beach!
Ah March arrives and i start craving folares and cheese, by the way folar is a traditional sweet (although since this is Portugal there are all kinds of versions, including salty or with meats like ham or linguiça) bread baked in portugal for easter, traditionaly its also baked with an egg inside, its a religious thing, it used to be offered to godfathers and priests at easter time, a sort of rememberance to the parting of bread on the Last Supper, the egg being the simbol of rebirth and resurrection, so with all this folar talk what do we have in store for this Easter March?
Mostra de Doçaria – Doces, Mel e Licores (23 e 24 Março)
Ohh how about some sweets and honey and licors, there will be a small exhibition on the “Mercado do Levante” in Lagos, its organized by the local government of Freguesia de S. Sebastião. The event will take place on the 23rd and 24th of March, on the 23rd its from 17h to 23h and on the 24 its from 14h to 21h (old poster), with Free Entrance.
Feira do Folar e Artesanato de Barão de São João (30 and 31 Março)
Sweet! Nothing like taking a small weekend drive to Barão de São João to try some sweet folares, this fair has a bit of everything, lots of traditional produce, craftwork, local sweets, honey, wine and of course tons of easter folar!!!! Sure ill be there for the folar but there are also exhibits and dances and all sorts of fun! This is organized by the Junta de Freguesia de Barão de São João, its every afternoon from the 29th to the 31st of March, with Free Entrance.
(I edited this posts, seems like the feira de folar is only on the 30th and 31st of March)
And a Happy Easter Everyone!
That Praia da Luz is one of the best in Portugal we already know this, but it’s nice to receive some recognition from time to time, so its was with some pride that we see the news that Praia da Luz was ranked number 9 for Best Beach in Portugal from the 2003 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, and here are some of the comments from those who visited Luz: “Relaxed with everything you need within a stones throw”, “Great Place to Relax”,”Lovely beach”, “For great and relaxing holidays!”, “Beautiful and quiet”, “Great resort and so central for exploring”.
But the good news don’t stop yet, in the Best Beaches in Europe Ranking, there were 2 more beaches from the Algarve, the 18th was The Falesia Beach in Albufeira and the 22nd was Praia da Ponta da Piedade in Lagos (just next door to Praia da Luz), i think that says it all about the quality and variety of beaches in the Algarve, so next time you come to the Algarve you know you are getting an awesome beach experience!