COMETOPORTUGAL TM All rights Reserved © Come to Portugal 2011
Burgau is a small village in the Western Algarve of Portugal, it is often seen as the Algarve’s version of Cornwall in England, it still is a picturesque village that still has a thriving fishing population, and fishermen can still be seen repairing nets and lobster pots.
The village is very steep and its many streets are cobbled, some of the narrow pavements look like they are private, but most join the main roads in the village. There are many steps and steep climbs but if you are Disabled or with limited mobility, you can still enjoy the village as they have many dedicated blue badge parking spaces down at the bottom near the beach, the beach is more like a cove bay being surrounded by large cliffs one even resembles a pyramid in shape.
The beach is nicely sheltered and of golden sand, however caution is needed with youngsters as the tide can come in and covers most of the beach, caution is also need when parking down on the beach slops as the tide can cover them.(See photo below)
Burgau has plenty of parking at the top of the village, this way you tend to have more to explore whilst making your way down to the many bars and good quality restaurants. Like most places if you want to sit with front side views of the village with sea views then expect to pay a little more for snacks and drinks.
Those wanting a cheaper quality lunch or snack have a good choice at the top of the village places like Atomik is one such place that has a very modern theme and very clean. just further along from Atomik is one of the largest Hotels / restaurants, that has a very colonial frontage and was used in the filming of One foot in the Algarve.(part of the one foot in the grave ) BBC’s Comedy drama series back in the 1990,s Overall the village is one of much charm with it many whitewashed cottages and townhouse, it offers plenty to do and has many quality gift shops, mini supermarkets, the Town has become very popular with English settlers, who have renovated a lot of the old fishing houses.
Spectacular view from the top
Caution when Parking
Cove Beach pyramid shape rock
Filmed one foot in Algarve
White washed town houses