Senhora da Luz

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  • Day580

    Hello from the Algarve

    January 6, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    We chose to take the toll motorway from Setúbal to the Algarve as we had been told that the alternative was a long, bumpy journey over badly maintained roads. Just 3 hours and €48 later (this was because we had to pay the 4-axle rate!), we arrived at Turiscampo, just outside Praia de Luz and Lagos.

    The site certainly lives up to the great reviews with indoor & outdoor pools and jacuzzis, luxurious showers with non-stop hot water, on-site restaurant/bar & supermarket, spa & gym and daily activities that include free Portuguese lessons, yoga and archery. We could be here a while!

    On Christmas Eve, we walked into the village of Espiche to The Grapevine bar/restaurant where we joined other Brits singing Christmas carols with music provided by a brass instrument quartet. On Christmas Day morning we had a walk along the beach at Praia de Luz before returning to cook a traditional turkey roast minus sprouts as we couldn't find any!

    Over the Christmas & New Year week, the campsite bar put on nightly entertainment so there was plenty of music and dancing to enjoy. We saw in the New Year in the bar and raised a toast to all of our family and friends, while the local Portuguese danced a waltz to see in 2019.

    From what we have seen so far, the area in this western end of the Algarve looks very interesting with rugged cliffs and rock formations, sandy beaches, old towns, surfing and the mountainous woodlands of Monchique and Fóia at 902m, the Algarve's highest point. Looks like the motorbike is going to getting plenty of use.
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  • Day16


    January 10, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Albufeira-Lagos ca. 50 km

    Wir sind heute wieder ein Stück weiter gefahren und sind jetzt auf dem Touriscampo Campingplatz etwas außerhalb von Lagos gelandet. Super Platz mit beheiztem Schwimmbad und alles was das Herz begehrt, allerdings auch für schlappe 20€.
    Dieser Preis ist überall normal, aber hier in Portugal schon etwas erhöht, da man viele Plätze für „lau“ oder nicht viel € bekommt.
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  • Day57


    September 2, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Weiter entlang an der algarvischen Küste landete ich in Lagos. Bereits seit den 1960er Jahren ist diese Region ein beliebtes Urlaubsziel - und das bis heute noch. Die bisher mit Abstand touristischste Gegend meiner Reise; reges Treiben, internationale Sprachen und zahlreiche deutsche Besucher stellen eine willkommene Abwechslung dar.
    Morgen geht es weiter ins Inland nach Serra do Caldeirão in die hoffentlich kulturell bereichernden Städtchen Alte und Salir.
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  • Day71

    Espiche, Lagos,

    March 6 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Ein schöner Komfortcampingplatz.
    Mit ACSI 20 €, allerdings für unsere Größe kein Platz frei. In dieser Zeit haben wir 22,5€ bezahlt.
    Für den Platz ein guter Preis.

    Eigentlich wollten wir von Serpa noch ein Stück weiter nach Norden.
    Die Wetteraussichten waren aber nicht berauschend, so haben umdisponiert und sind gleich an die Algarve gefahren.
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  • Day17


    January 11, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C


    Heute haben wir eine kleine Tour nach Lagos gemacht, einfach traumhaft.
    Am Leuchtturm ist eine sagenhafte Kulisse.

  • Day157

    Lagos - Praia da Luz

    October 28, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌬 10 °C

    We have found a fabulous site here with fantastic facilities - indoor swimming pool, gym, yoga classes, aqua aerobics etc and have decided to stay for a week to make the most of it all.
    We walked into P da L for a mooch and took the coastal path westward for a while. Very much a holiday area with Irish and UK bars and the most common language spoken seemed to be English.
    The cold northerly wind has taken the edge off the daily temperatures but the beach was still occupied with people in the sea.
    We did a lot of walking and cycling in the area - into Lagos etc. Karen made use of the Aqua Gym and Yoga classes. Alan took the road bike out for a jaunt to Sagres. The walk from Lagos along the cliffs back to Praia da Luz was quite spectacular.
    The farmers market in Lagos was fabulous full of locally grown fruit and veg.
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