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Things to do in Praia da Luz

Our most recommended things to do in Praia da Luz

From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

1. From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

Climb aboard a catamaran cruise from Lagos to Praia da Luz and back. Depart Lagos and see the mesmerizing beaches and rock formations of the western Algarve's golden coast. Sail towards the stunning cliffs and grottoes of Ponta da Piedade and continue to Praia da Luz, known for its volcanic landscape and palm tree-lined promenade. While the boat is anchored in a secluded bay, dive into the inviting waters and make use of available paddle boards, snorkeling goggles, and inflatable balance track, and more. After your swim stop, it's time to relax and soak up the sun on the sunbathing net as the boat calmly cruises through the peaceful waters back to Lagos.

Algarve: Benagil Cave Boat Tour and Algarseco Coastal Walk

2. Algarve: Benagil Cave Boat Tour and Algarseco Coastal Walk

The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Lagos, Praia da Luz, or Meia Praia and heads to Carvoeiro Beach. Hop onboard a traditional style boat and set sail along the coastline towards Benagil Cave. Soak up the wonders of this fascinating location and snap photos for your holiday album. Next, visit the picturesque Marinha Beach as well as other scenic cliffs and caves. Back on dry land, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Algarseco boardwalk, which boasts stunning views across the coastline. Along the way, admire the natural pools that form in the holes of the cliffs and fill with water during high tide. At the end of the boardwalk, visit a grotto famous for its two arches which act as a window to the sea.

Algarve: Seville Full-Day Shopping and Sightseeing Tour

3. Algarve: Seville Full-Day Shopping and Sightseeing Tour

Make the most of your European vacation with a day trip from the Algarve to Seville, the capital of Spain's Andalusia region, and see two countries in one day. Spend up to four hours exploring Maria Luisa Park, the alcazar, and Seville Cathedral. After getting picked up from your hotel in the Algarve, hop on the bus for the 3-hour drive to Seville. Your arrival to the city will be marked with a drive over the iconic Triana Bridge. Once in the city, enjoy up to four hours of free time to explore the city at your own pace. You could visit the historic landmarks, including Seville Cathedral — the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Royal Alcazar, and the magnificent Maria Luisa Park. Alternatively, enjoy some retail therapy in the legendary Jewish district before returning to Algarve in the evening.

Algarve: 1-Hour Carrapateira Horseback Riding Tour

4. Algarve: 1-Hour Carrapateira Horseback Riding Tour

Trot through Carrapateira and see the region's landscape and flora and fauna. Follow your guide as they take you through the area by horseback and enjoy incredible views. Meet your guide and have the chance to assist in combing and feeding the horses. Get to know the horses as you prepare them for your ride. Once you're ready, set off to see the nature surrounding Carrapateira. Cross the beach and go up the hilltop to stop at different viewpoints. On the first part of the ride, you'll be following a path that goes along the coast for seaside views. On the way back, pass through inland vegetation and see part of the coastal village. During your ride, your guide and coach will tell you stories about the area and details about the local nature.

From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast Cruise

5. From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast Cruise

Explore southwestern Algarve on a round-trip cruise from Lagos to Cabanas Velhas with an onboard meal. See pristine beaches, towering cliffs, the caves of Ponta da Piedade and the black rock of Praia da Luz. Observe marine life with the snorkeling gear provided, and ride the waves with a SUP board. Drop anchor in a secluded bay near the fishing village of Burgau. Enjoy a complimentary meal. Jump into the water for a swim and snorkel among the marine life, sip a cocktail on the deck or grab a paddleboard for a little adventure. Work off some energy on the inflatable balance track. Laze in the sun on the way back to Lagos but keep an eye open to spot dolphins in their natural environment.

Lagos: Algarve Wine Tour in a Volkswagen T2 Van

6. Lagos: Algarve Wine Tour in a Volkswagen T2 Van

After being picked up from your accommodation, you will board a charismatic Volkswagen T2 for a 3-hour wine experience. See the Algarve in a unique way on a trip unlike most other tours. Your trip will be punctuated with plenty of history and local knowledge, as you explore the beauty of the region.   On a private tour with just your group or as part of a public tour open to others, you will visit a local winery. The winery visited will be chosen from either Monte da Casteleja, or the Quinta do Francês Winery. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with a guided visit to the winery and the cellar as you learn about its unique wines and the way they are produced in the demarcated region of the Algarve. Following that, you will have the opportunity to take part in a wine tasting of 4 wines, consisting of red, white, and rosé. This will introduce you to the strong character and aromas of very ripe fruits, as well as the wines' velvety and warm flavors. Once your wine-tasting experience has concluded, you'll be returned to your accommodation in Lagos.

Lagos: Private Powerboat Tour to Ponta da Piedade and more

7. Lagos: Private Powerboat Tour to Ponta da Piedade and more

Meet your local experienced skipper at the Marina, before setting off for an adrenaline-filled sightseeing adventure. You will take a cruise through the estuary of Lagos out to sea, passing the world-famous Praia da Batata and Praia Dona Ana Beaches. Admire the beautiful scenery of Ponta da Piedade and Porto de Mos, before heading along the coast to the volcanic rock formation of Rocha Nigra (Black Rock) and down to Praia da Luz. Your skipper will share facts and information about the area as you enjoy the views. After exploring the Algarve coastline at a comfortable pace, your tour guide will pick up the speed and head a little further out to sea. Admire a spectacular panoramic view of the coastline from this unique point of view before heading back to the Marina.

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What people are saying about Praia da Luz

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,191 reviews

Paulo is a great and personable guide! During the trip you learn a lot about the region and hear little anecdotes that may not be in every travel guide. Then it goes through the winery and Paulo tells something about the history of the winery and the production of the wine. With tapas and a view of the vineyards, you can enjoy the various wines. We really enjoyed the tour and can only recommend it!

The organization was perfect. Departure from the hotel as promised and on time. Unfortunately the bus had a technical breakdown en route which forced us to wait an hour for a replacement bus and driver. The guide was reassuring; our 4 hour visit to Seville was holding up anyway. The city tour started with the guide; then free time.. What we liked..

Cristina was an excellent tour guide. She was well spoken and was a joy to interact with. Understood that this tour was a trip to experience Sevilla and were given ample to time to tour about on our own. Highly recommend this tour.

Excellent value...more than an hour along the cliffs and sand dunes overlooking the west coast of Portugal. Ride suitable for experienced and novice riders. Great guide service.

Amazing experience. Nelson was knowledgeable, friendly and made us feel very safe with the horses. Highly recommended