Excellent one bedroom apartment close to the beach in Burgau
About Tony Clifford
We live in England and also have a house in Portugal in addition to this one bed apartment which we recently purchased and have completely refurbished. We love Burgau and believe that anyone who stays here will enjoy everything that Burgau has to offer. We personally look after the apartment ourselves and also employ a local Burgau property company to help with the cleaning and upkeep.
Tony Clifford purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Tony Clifford chose Burgau
Burgau is an idyllic location with a fabulous bay which is great for surfers and a beautiful beach ideal for children. There are many excellent walks and even more excellent bars and restaurants. Not far away is the larger fishing port of Lagos which offers a beautiful marina, many shops and narrow streets and an excellent golf course.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Great Value for Money
The property is very clean and lovely soft towels. Great location. Would be good to have a welcome book.
Many thanks for your comments we are glad you had a good time. We will look into putting a welcome book into the apartment.
The appt. was clean, as described, great location and very good value.
Thank you Paul, I'm glad it was all good.Come and stay again, Burgau is always worth another visit.
Good location and apartment with small glimpse of beach
The apartment was good and very handy to the beach. Yes it does have stairs and there is only a glimpse of the beach but it still ticked all the boxes for us. You will need to bring some basics as it’s not got body wash, dish liquid etc but we had all those so not a problem. Thanks Tony
Well positioned for beach, but steep roads uphill to anywhere else
Great position close to beach - nice to hear waves (lulled us to sleep). Balcony is small and faces two buildings. If you stand right at one corner you get a narrow sea view between buildings. Owner is friendly, helpful and fair. He provides bathroom towels (but not beach towels), No Wi-Fi or anything to play CDs or DVDs with, but several UK channels on TV. Needs filter coffee making facility and a microwave. But Burgau is a lovely place. Lots of good restaurants. Good food at Beach Bar, and music Weds nights and Sunday late afternoon and early evening. Just up road from apartment, on left, is a wonderful restaurant serving authentic Portuguese food (and Porto Tonicas with mint and cinnamon - we're still making them back in UK). Lovely cliff-top walk to Luz to the east, or quiet road walk towards Sagres to the west (pit stop at Cabanas Velhas - 'old fishermen's shacks' - now a nice bar & restaurant). Two small 'minimarkets' in Burgau have most things for home cooking, but we ate out a lot. Wish we'd hired a car to visit West coast of Portugal, north of Sagres, or go to Lagos, further east from Luz. Can take taxis. Buses are unreliable (2 hour wait in Luz and we gave up and got a taxi back). Unseasonably poor weather across Algarve whole stay. but that was true across the Algarve - just unlucky. But we still got tanned, through the clouds, and had a wonderfully relaxing 10 day break far from work and home cares. Thanks, Tony.
Ideal apartment to stay in for closeness to beach.
Apartment was clean and well laid out.
Nice to have television and air-conditioning, which was used for warmth as a bit chilly.
Was a bit tucked out of the way and thought there would be better view of the beach and village.
Thanks for the review Frances. Unfortunately May has been a little cooler than usual but its been sunny through the day, just a bit chilly of a night. We are only 20 metres from the beach but yes the view of the beach is limited.
However I would say that we are in the heart of the village and no more than a short walk from anywhere in Burgau.
A little hard to find ...
It was a little bit hard to find at 1 am 😱� But thanks to two drunk English guys who lived in the village we managed it lol.
The apartment is in a lovely spot. The area was amazing. I would rebook with out a dout ! Shame I flew in to Lisbon rather than faro airport 🙈� But you live and learn.
The only criticism I have is it could off done with some spare toilet rolls ( nothing open at 1 am !!) and may be a welcome pack and some tea coffee and biscuits.oh and a microwave !
But apart from that I would highly recommend this place and I will be back ( if I'm aloud 😉� ) .
So to sum it up ... lovely apartment great location and great locals really nice restaurants and you must go to the smugglers bar and immerse yourself in the local culture .
5 ⭐️ thank you.
We did provide detailed instructions and pictures of how to find our apartment and everyone else finds it okay, maybe arriving at 1am you were a little tired.
Burgau is an old Portuguese fishing village and has one of those take your breath away bays as you descend the steep hill down to the brilliant beach that is home to the Beach Bar - by day it is exactly that but of a night it tranforms into a fantastic restaurant with fish to die for and excellent steaks not to mention the fig tart on the desert menu.
Our beautiful little apartment is close to the beach, the bars and all of the restaurants. And not far away are the towns of Lagos, Luz and Sagres where the beer comes from. A lovely place with excellent Cornwall like beaches.
Lagos Zoo is only 15 minutes away and the excellent Slip and Slide waterpark is only just over half an hour away at Lagoa.