Luz, Portugal, is located in the southwest of the Algarve, around eleven kilometres west of Lagos. Lagos is well known for its beaches and is a very popular tourist resort during the summer. Many tourists know Luz by the name of Praia de Luz, which includes the beaches and the nearby village. As many other resort towns, Luz used to be a small fishing village without any developed tourism. Back then, the focus of the local economy was mainly on fishing. The tourism industry in the area started developing in the nineteen eighties. Nowadays, it is a lively resort town in the summer and popular with tourists from the United Kingdom and. Central Europe.
Tourism is an important source of income for the local economy. Therefore, you can find numerous hotels and guesthouses in Luz, in particular nearby the beach. There are mainly three- and four-star hotels including a pool landscape. The prices are fair. If you prefer Luz, Portugal hostels and the typical backpackers' life, you will find something appropriate here. Your hostel in Luz, Portugal, is surrounded by the beautiful nature of the Algarve; however, it is not right next to the beach. You've got to walk around fifteen minutes to reach the nearby beaches. This hostel in Luz, Portugal, offers more than a usual hostel -- you get a pool and can do many activities on the premises.
The main attraction is undoubtedly the beach. The region is famous for its surf. If you do not like to go for a swim, just hang out and relax in the sand. The sun is shining from spring to autumn and you get pleasant temperatures during that period -- perfect conditions for beachgoers, surfers, and families. Along the beach promenade, there are many cafés, shops, and restaurants along the promenade. Alternatively, take a boat trip along the coastline or go on a trip to watch dolphins. The worth-seeing Ponta da Piedade is one of the typical boat trips.
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