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. Luz has a chemist, doctor, banks and post office etc. There is one small disco on the sea-front.
The villa itself is approximately 8 minutes walk back from the beach and most of the bars and restaurants. You can walk from the villa to a supermarket in about 5 minutes. For those who know Praia da Luz the villa is situated about 300m back from the main cobbled road through the centre of Praia da Luz.
Vila Margarida is very centrally located and the walk to the beach, shops and restaurants and bars is short. As such it is not essential to have a car for your holiday here, although car hire will obviously give more scope for visits to other local attractions.
A popular walk is to the 'monument' , an obelisk perched on top of the cliffs which overlook the eastern end of the bay. The views from here back over Praia da Luz are worth the climb!
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. Lagos also has a very pretty marina and several beaches. On the outskirts of the town are several large supermarkets, two within 10 minutes drive from the villa.
The Algarve is world renowned for golf and there are nunerous excellent golf courses along the length of the Algarve. There are many within a 30 minute drive including Penina, Palmares and Parque de Floresta. The closest course is Boavista which is a 5 minute drive from the villa, between Luz and Lagos.