Holidays to Praia da Luz serve up the best of southern Portugal, with watersports, sandy beaches and lively bars aplenty.

Hot tip

Sitting on the south-west tip of the Algarve in Portugal, Praia da Luz has prime coastline at its fingertips. The sheltered bay makes it perfect for watersports action, while caramel sands provide a soft blanket for loungers and family fun. The town's brimming with life, and its fascinating neighbours are just a short drive away.

Historic day out

At a 15-minute drive away, daytrips to Lagos are easy – and there's certainly a lot to see there. It's chock full of pretty churches and chapels, including the elaborately decorated Church of Santo Antonio. There's also a fort and castle down by the harbour for double the culture-vulture delight.

Sea-ing is believing

South Portugal's famous for its striking sea cliffs, and the best way to see them is by boat. Trips can be booked from the watersports centre and typically last an hour or so. Keep your eyes peeled for Mother Nature's more artistic creations – rumour has it there are elephants and ghosts hiding in those rocks.

At a Glance

  • Stretch out on a Blue Flag award-winning beach
  • Hop between museums and old-world sites in Lagos
  • Take a coastal cruise to hidden grottos and rock formations