Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ's about Ocean Villas Luz and the surrounding area
Why Ocean Villas Luz?
Ocean Villas Luz is a special place because it combines a wonderful sea front location with a tranquil setting. Watching the sunrise from your balcony is something you can never tire of. There is nowhere quite like Ocean Villas Luz which is why our guests come back year after year. SEE OUR RECENT REVIEWS. We are also the proud winners of the '2021 BEST OCEAN VIEW ACCOMMODATION PROVIDER - WESTERN ALGARVE' as hosted by Lux Life Magazine.
Is Praia da Luz nice?
Praia da Luz is a charming and beautiful small town. Everything you need is on your doorstep. There is a wonderful beach, great restaurants, friendly bars and easy access to surfing, hiking, water sports and a range of fun activities. Sandwiched between Lagos (7km) and Sagres (25km), Praia da Luz is also a great base to explore the less touristic western Algarve.
Do I need car hire?
No. Ocean Villas Luz is a two-minute walk into town where you can find everything you need. However, we do recommend hiring a car if you wish to explore this magical part of the Algarve. With over 100 beaches, two stunning coastlines and a mountain range all within a short drive, Praia da Luz is positioned in a perfect location. For more details, take a look at our section on CAR HIRE
Is the Algarve a good place to be a digital nomad?
Definitely. The Algarve has a wonderful climate and enjoys over 300 days of sunshine. It is also budget-friendly, making it a great place to work remotely and stay for an extended period. All rooms at Ocean Villas Luz have fibre-optic broadband and a large terrace or balcony with sea views. Read our PRAIA DA LUZ DIGITAL NOMAD BLOGS
Do you offer surf lessons?
Yes, we do! The western Algarve is a mecca for world-class surf spots. We offer surf lessons for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Our experienced, friendly team will take you on a step-by-step journey to build your confidence in the waves. The wetsuit, surfboard, beach transfers and picnic lunch are all included in the package. All the surf package information can be found on ACTIVITIES
Do you have the option of double beds AND twin beds?
Yes, we do. Though please note that our One-bedroom apartments only have double beds, whereas two-bedroom villas/apartments offer both options. Please advise us in advance if you have any specific requests.
Do you allow children?
Of course. Ocean Villas Luz is perfect for people of all ages. Please advise us in advance if you require a cot, a highchair or an extra bed. Note that extra beds are for children only. And speaking of cute little animals, we do not accept pets.
Is it easy to social distance at Ocean Villas Luz?
Yes, it is. Each apartment/villa has its own private terrace or balcony. In addition, Ocean Villas Luz has a spacious public terrace and extensive private gardens meaning that it is easy to isolate. We follow the Turismo de Portugal ‘Safe and Clean’ protocol.
Aside from bars and restaurants, what else does Praia da Luz have to offer?
Praia da Luz is a self-contained haven. Everything you might need is already here. There are three supermarkets (Baptista, Spar and Antonio’s), two banks, three pharmacies, a doctor’s surgery and seven health and beauty outlets. There is also a church that offers services. If you would like a larger supermarket, Lagos has several international and national options.
Is Luz beach nice?
Yes. Praia de Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Luz (or ‘Praia da Luz’ for short) is long and sandy and is a great option for families. The beach shelves gently down into the sea and has been awarded a blue flag due to its high standards. There is a lifeguard (in summer months) and a beach hut offering a wide range of water sports. The adjoining beach promenade has a number of small bars and restaurants. See our page on TOP TEN BEACHES IN THE WESTERN ALGARVE
Is there any public transport in Luz?
Yes. Local buses take you into nearby Burgau or Lagos in around 15 minutes (Lagos train station has links to Faro and Lisbon). There are also local taxis as well as Uber and Bolt. If preferred, you can hire a car (just 2 minutes’ walk from Ocean Villas Luz). See our page on TRANSFERS
Do you offer insurance in your holidays?
We don’t but we strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance that includes cover for Covid-19 in case you need to cancel your holiday.
Are there any hairdressers/barbers or beauty salons in Praia da Luz?
Yes. There are many options available in the town. From a simple hair cut to a full body massage, there are a wide range of options all within walking distance.
Are there any takeaways in Praia da Luz?
Praia da Luz has many takeaway options – Indian, Chinese, pizza, kebab, Portuguese. Many establishments have the option of dine-in or takeaway. Some restaurants (such as Barroca bar & restaurant) offer a delivery service. Take a look at our PRAIA DA LUZ RESTAURANT GUIDE
Does Ocean Villa Luz have a sister property?
Yes it does. Our sister property is called AltaVista Surf and Adventure Lodge. As the name suggests, it is orientated towards people that are looking to have a more adventurous holiday in a fun and lively environment. Private rooms and shared dorms are available.