Casa do Mar

Casa do MarThe easiest way to travel to Praia da Luz is to fly to Faro airport which is approximately 1 hours drive from the house. You are advised to book your flights early especially if you are travelling during peak season or school holidays. Lisbon is the next closest airport but is a longer drive (c. 3-4 hours).

Car Hire is not essential for Casa do Mar as it is so well located in Luz - a mere 3 minute stroll from the centre and 10 minutes from the furthest supermarket. However, if you would like to travel further afield than Luz you will probably find a hire car useful. Cars can be hired from all the major companies (and many others) a Google search will bring the main ones up. But we also recommend LuzCar as they are local, competitive and you can hire by the day, they can also meet you at Faro.  Please ensure that you know whether Toll Fees are included with your hire car contract. If they are not they can be paid in the local post office in Praia da Luz or via our local agents, but, they must be paid within 48 hours of use or a fine will be incurred...this can provide considerable issues on your return journey as you cannot pay fees in the post office. Some other car hire companies offer a one-off fee which means they pay the tolls for you and re-charge you the toll cost after your rental. Just BEWARE as toll fee terms seem to differ and from one company to the next and can be totally random and nonsensical!!

We provide detailed directions to the house 8 weeks before your stay but they can also be downloaded here. To get to the house we have assumed that clients would wish to follow the A22 Toll Road and not the free (but much busier) N125.  

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If, however, you would prefer not to hire a car we can arrange for a Taxi to meet you at Faro and take you to the house as well as return you to the airport. A taxi will take up to 4 people. Each trip from Faro airport to Praia da Luz or vice versa costs €85.50. We can also arrange people carriers which cost €98.90 and can carry up to 8 people. There is a 20% surcharge for transfers between 24.00 and 06.00.