Apartamento Azul is situated very centrally in the small seaside town of Praia da Luz.
Praia da Luz is a family orientated holiday town towards the Western end of the Algarve approximately 1 hour drive from Faro and the airport and 25 minutes drive to the most Westerly point at Sagres.
Praia da Luz has several small supermarkets and a variety of other shops and boutiques.
There are numerous bars and restaurants which range from beach bars, through bistros and cafes to sumptuous restaurants. All welcome families!
Luz has a chemist, doctor, banks and post office etc. There is one small disco on the sea-front.
The beach in Praia da Luz is sandy and approximately 1km long and backed by a promenade.
At the eastern end at low tide there are lovely rock pools and at the western end there are large areas of flat rock for those who like to lie or sit by the sea, but avoid the sand!
The sea here tends to be fairly calm with only small waves and the beach is ideal for children.
The lovely, bustling town of Lagos with its lively town centre and many restaurants and shops is only 10 minutes drive from Praia da Luz.
There is an old walled town centre and a pedestrianised area which is lovely place for an evening stroll with street entertainers and stalls. There is a lovely promenade along the river estuary to the sea.
Lagos also has a very pretty marina and several beaches, Praia Dona Ana, Porto de Mos and the several mile long Meia Praia. The walk along the cliffs from Praia da Luz to Port de Mos can be delightful in less hot weather.
On the outskirts of the town are several large supermarkets, two within 10 minutes drive from the apartment.
The historic nautical town of Sagres and Cape St Vincent, the most South Westerly point in Europe, are 25 minutes drive away. There are spectacular beaches along the West coast with several less than a 40 minute drive away. These beaches are wide and long with large breakers and several run surfing and body-boarding schools.
Alternatively heading East along the coast there are many other attractions, two water slide parks, Slide and Spalsh at Lagoa and Aqualand at Alcantrilha (20 and 30 mins drive), a marine park Zoomarine at Guia (40 mins), large modern shopping mall in Portimao (30 mins).
The ancient capital of Silves is about 25 minutes drive away and has a castle and an interesting old centre.
The lovely spa town of Monchique is a 45 minute drive inland in the beautiful Monchique mountains and on a clear day there are spectacular views to the coast.
There are several places to arrange horse riding, deep sea fishing, ,dolphin watching boat trips, grotto visits, sea kayaking, quad biking etc.