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Address: Luz, Portugal
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Nice beach, but cold water

Praia da Luz has a very nice beach, with fine sand and a rocky area, where you can get a nice tan, but it can be a bit windy and the water is not very warm. The village is cute... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Praia da Luz has a very nice beach, with fine sand and a rocky area, where you can get a nice tan, but it can be a bit windy and the water is not very warm. The village is cute and friendly, with some nice restaurants and pubs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Praia da Luz for many years! We stay for a month at a time and never get bored! The beach and promenade walk is beautiful and very relaxing! Lots of places to eat or just have a drink and watch the world go by! The residents of Luz are so happy and friendly, always pleased... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW via mobile

Comparedto other resorts you can still get good value in Luz. great beach lots of good food places and friendly staff. Unfortunately due to previous incident, the place got a bad reputation, but for me it's a great holiday destination.

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Watford, England
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A beautiful beach. Plenty of beach cafes and restaurants. I found the people very friendly and helpful.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

great little town with lovely restaurants,people and a fantastic beach.highly recommended.we come here every year and its always been great.kids love it.very friendly people.lovely long walks along the cliffs with amazing views.not far from the bigger towns but far enough away to enjoy.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

A little gem with a very pleasant walk along the beach and walkway. Very quiet in March so you can fully enjoy the beautiful beach. No doubt very busy in Summer as ideal for all ages. A few Cafes and Bars for refreshments. Would imagine Car Parking could be an issue when busier but worth persevering with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Dont know what its like when the crowds come but March was beautiful. Sunny and warm enuf for us. Temps mostly above 60, no lines,no noise, empty beaches, great walking trails. What's not to love? We had the best time. I hate to let the secret out!!!

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Returned to Luz for our silver wedding, been coming here since the mid eighties, seen some changes over the years but the magic remains the same, nice mix of bars and restaurants, beautiful beach, friendly locals, ideal location to explore the Western Algarve, will continue to return from time to time to top up on the Luz experience.....:-)

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Love the relaxed lifestyle, the friendly locals, the changes that each and every season brings. Just wish some of the poorer homes could be given an occasional lick of paint, it would turn a very nice seaside village, into a great looking seaside village.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great location to relax and enjoy some time away. I went 3 times last year, not all for holiday purposes, but any time ther is good time. Me and my Family are going again in August and again looking forward to it. My Family own a couple of properties in Luz and it is a place we love going to.... More 

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