Burgau is a charming fishing village built on the hillside with a sheltered beach and is 1 minute by car, or a 10 minute walk from Salsalito. It's fisherman's cottages tumble down narrow cobbles streets towards the horseshoe bay, with a sandy beach. Nestled on the beach is the famous "Beach Bar Burgau," restaurant and bar created by Ralph Eveleigh and Keith Shepherd that has sunbeds, sunshades and paddle boats available for rent. You can watch the fishermen mending their nets before they launch their boats for the evening catch, surfers catching waves and enjoying swimming in the shallow water. There are over 20 restaurants in Burgau, catering from locally caught fish to international cuisine, and most evenings and Sunday afternoons you can be entertained with great live music, but it a full ban or a guitar player, from Jazz and Rock to easy-listening as you take in the sunset.
There are over 20 restaurants in Burgau, catering from locally caught fish to international cuisine, and most evenings and Sunday afternoons you can be entertained with great live music, but it a full ban or a guitar player, from Jazz and Rock to easy-listening as you take in the sunset.Clifftop walks can be taken in either direction with breathtaking scenery with wonderful flora and fauna.Surfing and paddle boarding are very popular in this part of the Algarve with excellent beaches and some of the best waves in Europe. There are many surf schools offering courses in this area and a local one that does pickups in Burgau every day during the holiday season.
The nearby village Praia Da Luz or 'Beach of Light' is 5 minutes by car and has a beautiful sandy beach and water sports, shops, banks, chemists, restaurants and a disco. The town of Lagos, steeped with history and other-worldy charm boasts a fabulous marina, tons of shopping, restaurants, bars and an exciting nightlife. A bus stop is located right outside Salsalito's driveway which can take you to Praia Da Luz and Lagos, or Lagos is10 minutes by car. To the east is Praia da Luz and to the west is the lovely fishing village of Salema, further on is Sagres (about 40min from Burgau), which is the location that Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World from, and has many charming villages along the way.
For further information about Burgau and the Algarve region, reach out to Sally directly, she's been in Portugal for over 40 years and is extremely knowledgable about things to do!