Burgau is in a lovely little village with a fantastic beach with a beachside restaurant/bar. It has a great variety of restaurants to choose from, from pizza to Indian food to fantastic fish restaurants. Some of them do only take cash. Casa Anna is only a 5/10 minute walk to the beach although there is TukTuk taxi service which is €2 per person (I think). The apartment also has a shared private pool for residents, accessible through a locked gate - you can obtain a pass for the pool with a returnable deposit of €30.
The apartment itself has everything you could need. Very well equipped kitchen, comfortable living area with TV and wifi and outdoor seating area with sunloungers, table and chairs and BBQ. It also has airconditioning in the bedrooms and living area which was surprisingly quiet and efficient.
Burgau is perfect for a totally relaxing, get away-from-it-all holiday. If you want a bit more life in the evenings the nearby town of Lagos is only a 10 minute drive away with lots of restaurants and shops and cobbled streets teeming with people, for strolling around and people watching from street-side restaurants.
Praia de Luz is only a 5 minutes drive away with another fantastic beach and we discovered that the water is warmer there which is probably because the sea is much shallower in this bay and therefore warms up more.
We really enjoyed our holiday in Burgau and would definitely recommend it for a totally relaxing holiday. We will be going back!
We rented the apartment for 23 days in May/June 2017. The area was very quiet at the start, but did get a bit busier once we got into June.
The apartment location is very close to the village centre with bus stop/ taxi rank, a couple of small supermarkets, cash machines and a bakery. Cost of bus to Luz or Lagos was 1.60 per person single fare with Onda, we didn't use the EVA service so don't know the cost of that. While we were there services were reliable and on time.
Plenty of options for eating out both in the village centre and on the roads down to the beach (one very steep and cobbled, the other not quite so steep but with several flights of steps, some of which were uneven). Beware some restaurants are cash only (no credit or debit cards). Our favourite was the Burgau Beach Bar, which was excellent and always extremely busy. The beach is fantastic, and the cost of hiring 2 beds and a parasol was 12.50 euros for the day.
There is a pool just across the road as part of the complex with a bar/restaurant.
The pool area is gated and accessed with a pass which you can get from the site office next to the restaurant. Some apartment owners have paid for their clients to use the pool free of charge, but you still need to pay a 30 Euro deposit, which is refunded on return of the pass at the end of your stay.
The apartment was as described in the advert.
All in all a very enjoyable and relaxing stay.
I absolutely loved this apartment. The Location is perfect. It is easy to get to from the airport, parking is no problem, walk with ease to all beautiful Burgau has to offer. This apartment if so well equipped, and is beautifully decorated. You really want for nothing - it's a home away from home.
The balcony is surprisingly large and the patio furniture is so so comfortable! It's a relaxing peaceful escape after a day on the beach.
I look forward to making a return trip and am checking dates already for 2018.
just back from a great week in the Algarve ,the accommodation I choose was just perfect for me, all I needed and more. the amenities left nothing to be desired
premier class, quality shines through here in, furniture, fittings, services etc.
the apartment is located 4 minutes from a great beach and a true Portuguese village
yet offering a great selection of restaurants , a couple of" hostelries" and traditional
pastelerias. BURGAU itself is in a great location 1.5 hrs drive from the airport in faro ,and if you feel the need to go shopping LAGOS is 10 minutes away with it's lovely marina, walks, and markets.as a holiday destination BURGAU rates very highly for a getaway .