Burgau is situated on the Western side of the busy Algarve, in a quiet more serene area. This delightful village is a tucked away in an environmentally protected zone, which is covered by a protection order to save it from being overdeveloped and keeping it totally unspoilt. Overlooking a small bay and sandy beach where you can watch the fishermen mending their nets and launching their boats, this attractive little village has narrow winding streets full of typical Portuguese character & picturesque fisherman’s cottages.
Burgau is close to the local Golf Courses such as the famous Parque da Floresta Golf and Leisure Resort and only a 5 minute drive from the new Boavista Golf resort near to the town of Lagos. There is the peaceful Western Costa Vincentina just a 20 minute drive where surfers are in their element and sun worshippers can enjoy stretches & stretches of unspoilt and largely unvisited beaches with no-one else around for miles.Alongside this beautiful area of the world comes the friendly Portuguese people and their happy faces, always willing to help and say “Good Morning” or “Bom Dia” as they say.
On a more commercial side, Burgau is fully equipped in the sense of local amenities, catering for all different ages and tastes. Nestled in the small streets there are a total of two supermarkets, 4 Bars, 6 daytime/ evening cafés and 10 superb restaurants with excellent choices of fresh fish, local or international dishes. Situated on the spectacular sandy beach Burgau also boasts an excellent Beach Bar, which serves drinks, snacks and meals during the daytime with an exquisite menu for evenings. Nearby there are surrounding villages such as Praia da Luz, which has a busy nightlife and is just a 5 minute drive away or the western fishing village of Salema which has delightfulbeach bars and a lovely sandy cove for all the family.
Just 800m outside of the Village is the Burgau Sports Centre, where ATB clients are welcome to use the facilities at anytime. Hosting a heated swimming pool and a suntrap terrace the Sports Centre is open 7 days a week. There are 2 squash courts and three all weather tennis courts (1 being floodlit) along with daily classes such as Aerobics, keep fit and Circuit training for those wanting a harder workout! A large Bar / restaurant area serves food all day and six evenings a week at good value family prices and once a week Andy and Judy Robinson the proprietors hold a BBQ night with dancing and fun for all the family.Here at this Sports Centre you can also view sporting events such as premier league football games and live rugby / golf international matches etc, through the digital satellite viewing program which is installed in the Restaurant / Bar.
For those looking for a little more nightlife and hustle and bustle, the drive from Burgau to Lagos is a mere 15 minutes Here you have a busy town with a mixture of lovely little shops, boutiques and interesting pretty squares with amazing sculptures and architecture. For those who sleep in the day and party at night there is plenty of nightlife to choose from with open-air bars, restaurants and disco’s open into the early hours of the morning. Also in Lagos there is a main Train station where you can travel to many places along the Algarve and just in front of the station there is a glorious marina with boat trips, shops and an excellent choice of restaurants, cafés and bars.