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Portugal Algarve Car Rental - About Praia da Luz
In Portugal, when tourists need a rental car, we recommend paying a visit to our Yor-car Algarve car hire office. The Algarve is also home to the beautiful beaches of Praria da Luz.
From Ponte da Piedade you can make a walk to Praia da Luz. From the Ponte da Piedade, the path turns westward along the cliff-tops. Porto de Mós, with its beach and café, is reached after about 20 minutes. Porto de Mós is situated in a small bay between Luz and Lagos, this beach is flanked by cliffs, which usually give shelter and shade on one side or the other. There is a large car parking area, in case you visit porto de Mós with your rental car of Praia da Luz car hire and access to the beach is easy. From here, a track heads westwards, continuing for some 50 minutes to Luz, by feet. Of course you can reach Praia da Luz also with your hire car of Car Hire Praia da Luz.
Praia da Luz marks the westernmost point of mass tourist development in the Algarve. The original holiday is known for sensitive development, its whitewashed low-rise accommodation echoing the traditional houses and blending in harmoniously with the topography. Praia da Luz is an excellent base for family holidays. Tourists who want to take the family for drives around the area often stop at our car rental in Algarve.
The sheltered beach at Praia da Luz has rock pools to explore as decent sandy stretches and at the height of the season there is a well-organised watersports school and sea-sport centre offering tuition four sailing, diving and windsurfing. A number of artificial scoops from the beach rocks have been identified as ancient tanks for salting and curing fish. Access to this beach could not be easier to this long, lovely curve of sand right in front of the village. Parking your hire car of Praia da Luz car hire near the beach is very easy, there is a large car parking area.
For those who want to get away from the beach, a gataway on the seafort promenade leads to the scant remains of a Roman villa. Of the other end of the village is a 17th century fortress, which has been turned into a popular restaurant. Nearby, the village church has a pre-1755 earthquake Gothic chancel decorated with elaborate 18th century gilded carving. The most prominent feature in the landscape is the atalaia (obelisk) above Luz, which marks the highest point (109m) reached by the cliffs on this stretch of coast. The drive along the coast is breathtaking-this area is very convenient to our car hire in Algarve, Portugal. Because this is a drive you might want to make several times, we recommend that you consider taking a car in addition to a scheduled tour.
Exploring the west coast in a hire car of Praia da Luz car rental will probably be the highlight of your stay and you will understand why so many visitors return year after year.
Famous golf courts in the Praia da Luz área are:
-Boavista: Boavista offers two distinct sections of play providing a variety of attractive and interesting holes. From the commencing welcoming first hole to the last putt on the 18th green it promises a sensible game for the average player. A meandering downhill par-4, 7th hole set against a glorious backdrop of the clear Atlantic ocean ,which is visible from most holes ,with exhilarating breathtaking views extending from Praia da Luz round to with the hills at Monchique creating a spectacular backdrop. The course is bordered by beautiful sub-tropical landscaping: Umbrella pines, blossoming almond, fig, palm and olive trees line the rolling fairways, weaving their way between water hazards and carefully placed bunkers. All this beauty leading to harmoniously designed properties, combined to make this course a delight for the golfer. Boavista has a large parking area where you can leave your rental car of Praia da Luz car hire.
-Palmares Golf: This course is laid out on the side of a south-facing hill overlooking the Bay of Lagos. Of all regions in Portugal, Algarve is one of the finest due to marvelous scenery and relaxing activities like Palmares golf. The course at Palmares Golf is one of great beauty, perfectly blending beach and mountain scenery. It is questionably the most attractive location of all the golf courses in the Algarve. The views as you play your round are quite breathtaking.
Five of the holes are placed on the sand dunes with the fifth, a par-5 of 550 metres making a real challenge. At present there are no villas clustering the fairways so the feeling of openness as you play is very refreshing.
The course is a showpiece to the imagination of Frank Pennink, one of the most prolific golf course designers in Portugal. Pennick has created a course of undeniable beauty and quality.
From the veranda of the clubhouse, set between holes 9 and 10, the view covers 25 kms of Altantic ocean coast.
Palmares Golf has a large parking area were you can leave your rental car of Praia da Luz rent a car.