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About Burgau - Portugal Algarve
From Praia da Luz you can drive, with your hired car of Burgau car hire, to the next beautiful, tiny village named Burgau. Burgau was a former fishing village, now living mainly on tourism. Popular all year round and with all kind of visitors. Retired people love the peace, walkers explore the cliffs tops and gourmets love the fresh fish...
The labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets are leading down to the small beach of fine sand flanked by cliffs and its beautiful Atlantic horizon, the most important attraction of Burgau. Good for snorkeling and scuba-diving. Fishing boats, still line the lower roads, which double up as slip ways. Here fishermen still can be seen mending their nets.You need to explore on foot to fully appreciate this beautiful, small town with the white washes houses leaning crookedly against each other.
Parking your car of Burgau car rental is limited; it's best to leave the car at the top of the village and walk down.
You can stay in a hotel in this town, or in one of the large number of small apartments that can be rented. Burgau is a quiet village for most of the year and offers a selection of restaurants and bars to while away in the evening. There are shops in Burgau for your every day needs. If there is anything you are missing than the nearest supermarket is Ecomarche, on the main EN125, near Budens. Just a few minutes drive with your car hire Burgau.
If all you want from your holiday is somewhere to relax, with a good book, a cold drink, lots of sunshine and a dip in the Atlantic ocean, than you won't need to leave Burgau. In case you think about visit other villages around Burgau, then there are plenty of places within easy reach that may be interesting. Exploring the west coast in a hire car of Burgau will probably be the highlight of your stay and you will understand why so many visitors return year after year...
You can visit the School of Navigation of Henry the Navigator from the 15th century, the little chapel of Nossa Senhora da Guadalupe is where Prince Henry worshipped and the village of Raposeira is where he lived, unfortunately no-one knows in which house.
The most southwesterly town in Europe "Sagres" is just 40 minutes or so from Burgau. The views are stunning from here. You can visit the Cabo de São Vicente, with the light house. Here you may find fishermen fishing on the cliffs, a very dangerous pastime. It is not recommended as they do fall off and it's a long way down. Nearby you find the fort of Price Henry, "a Ponta de Sagres".
Lagos is just 15 minutes away, with your car rental Burgau. Lagos has a long, golden sandy bay on the other side of the river, Meia Praia. Here you find several beach restaurants. You can visit the Marina of Lagos, a historic 16th century wall which surrounding the town, a 17th century fort, the church of St. Anthony, the beautiful and famous sheltered cove beaches of Camilo and Dona Ana, and much more.
This picturesque village of Burgau in the Western Algarve, which stands on the southeastern edge of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park exerts such a pull on its visitors that many return time and time again. Burgau is the perfect place to relax and is an excellent base for exploring and enjoy its surroundings.