Burgau, the best kept secret of the Algarve

With Lagos just 20 minutes along the coast to the east and Sagres a little further to the west, Burgau is a good base for exploring the western Algarve. 

Portugal's Santorini

Located in the municipality of Vila do Bispo, there is Burgau, nicknamed Santorini of Portugal, with its small white and blue houses, many of them with stunning views over the sea. This small fishing village has only 300 inhabitants and despite its low population density, Burgau offers a considerable number of great restaurants and bars, most with sea views.

The biggest attraction is Praia do Burgau, with its long golden sand, bathed by calm and crystalline waters. Along the beach you can find small boats of fishermen who still practice artisanal fishing techniques. This beach is the starting point of the Costa Vicentina.

Historical references go back to the 16th century. Only 3.5 km west of the beach there is the small Fort of São Luís de Almádena or Fort of Boca do Rio, built in 1632 and damaged by the earthquake of 1755 and completely abandoned in 1849.

Burgau Sea Gardens
Burgau Sea Gardens

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