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Property for sale in the Algarve: Praia da Luz

Luz

Luz is a popular tourist centre with a cosmopolitan flavour. It is a small and lovely fisherman's village 5kms west of Lagos, very popular, where you can find everything you need, supermarkets, shops of any kind, restaurants, bars, pharmacies, post office, tennis and other sports complexes and a beautiful beach. Close to the golf courses of Boavista (2 km), Palmares (6kms) and Parque da Floresta (10 km). Many people enjoy spending holiday there and therefore the letting potential on the area is very high.

Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro still has the charm of a traditional fishing village with the addition of a cosmopolitan tourist centre. The town surrounds a small bay with crystal clear water. Boats can be hired to visit caves and isolated beaches.

It is a long time since the fishermen readied their nets for the fray and set off from Carvoeiro beach in their boats to hunt for tuna. But the houses still curve around over the port where the colourful fishing boats chug back and forth and the fishermen continue to eke out a living as they have done since time immemorial. But toady's Carvoeiro is also an international tourist resort. Perched on the top of a cliff are the vestiges of the walls of the fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of the Conception) (17th century). Inside the fort lies the hermitage of Nossa Senhora da Encarnação (Our Lady of the Incarnation), revered by fishermen.

Nearby are the rock formations of Algar Seco; strange shapes and profiles sculpted by the wind and sea; and the romantic Lovers' Balcony. On days when the tide is high, the sea turns the many fissures and hollows into booming organ pipes. A naval battle took place off Cape Carvoeiro in 1574. A Portuguese flotilla attacked the Turkish corsair karamet, who was ravaging the Algarve coast, and destroyed his fleet.

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