Just 10 minutes from Lagos in the Algarve, Burgau is a place that few people visit just once. The unspoilt and welcoming village of Burgau has a remarkable tendency to cause visitors to fall in love with the area, from the beautiful beach to the delightful national park on whose edge the village stands. Burgau has a little of everything which has made the western Algarve so popular, and the village is large enough to mean that you never have to leave Burgau if you do not wish to! The sporadic market stalls that spring up in the mornings are especially fun to investigate.
Taking a self catering Burgau villa for rent means that you will spend a huge amount of your time lazing on the beautiful sandy beach at the bottom of the village. Complete with powder soft sand and colourful fishing boats, Burgau is a wonderfully peaceful beach resort in its own right, although many people take a Burgau villa as a peaceful base to explore the world famous coastline of the western tip of the Algarve.
The pace of life in Burgau has changed little since the village was originally built to serve the small fishing fleet. Days can be spent lying on the beach, cruising market stalls, street barbeques and tiny boutiques or explore smugglers alleys which surround the villas for rent in Burgau.
Burgau is also a special place to take a holiday rental for walkers too. The coastal walks from the village are especially fine, especially if you leave the village and walk east to the village of Luz. The large national park behind the village is also a wonderful destination for walkers and cyclists to enjoy.
Luz is another quiet fishing village along the Algarve coastline. Easily accessible from a villa to rent in Burgau, the village is renowned for its beaches, water sports, Roman ruins and range of children’s entertainment, including the water park, riding stables and dolphinarium.
Salema is another quaint fishing village along this coastline. With unrivalled access to the Parque de Floresta Golf Course, Salema is a hugely popular holiday destination, and its charm is only added to by the rows of fishermen mending their nets on the beach.
Summer holidays to a Burgau apartment or villa for rent are assisted by the glorious weather that the region enjoys. In July and August, when many resorts start to struggle under the enormous demand of mass tourists, the quieter beaches in Burgau are a haven of peace as temperatures soar to almost 40˚C. Average summer temperatures are around 25˚C, and winter temperatures rarely dip below 15˚C.
With villas in Burgau set within an hour from Faro (FAO), holidays to Burgau are easily reached from anywhere in the UK. There are a huge number of airlines providing flights to Faro from over 20 airports in Britain.