Villas in the Western Algarve: Lagos and Praia da Luz
A walled city with labyrinthine streets and excellent shopping, Lagos is stretched alongside an estuary and has both an important fishing fleet and modern marina for 200 yachts. It is a large market centre with splendid fish, meat, fruit and vegetables. As well as modern shopping and a big choice of excellent restaurants and nightclubs there are galleries and a cultural centre.
For the children there are new water parks and a choice of riding stables. Golf is at Palmares, Parque de Floresta and the famous Penina Golf (now 36 holes). Microlighting, windsurfing, water skiing and deep sea fishing are all available in the district and there is a hang-gliding school off the west coast, near Vila do Bispo. Tennis courts and coaching for all ages and standards are available in Praia da Luz.
Praia da Luz
Praia da Luz, a few kilometres west of Lagos, has an excellent beach, choice of restaurants and some lovely villas. We know it because we started offering villas here in 1973 since when it has increased in size but it retains an intimate village feel, and you can walk to most parts of the village easily. Funchal and Caliças ridges overlooking Lagos bay offer villas in large grounds, many of substantial value.
Lovely beaches from Meia Praia to Praia da Luz characterise this stretch of the Algarve. The many unspoilt beaches on the West Coast are only a 40 minute drive away on the excellent road to Sagres.
As elsewhere in the Algarve, fish in this area is outstanding. Restaurants range in price from the very reasonable (and better value than further east) to the extravagent and wonderful.