15.07.2013 - 01.09.2013 30 °C
Burgau is a quaint town located in the region of Algarve, Portugal. An old fishing town it now relies on tourism to survive. Its two crowning glories are the splendid restaurants and its relaxing beach.
The restaurants such as Casa Padaria Pizzeria, Ancora, and the Burgau Beach Bar, are perfect for a quiet meal out with the family. Casa Padaria Pizzeria is a small family run italian restaurant, however the food is just amazing and at a very reasonable price. My favourite there is the spinach lasagne, my sister is a fan of their pizza, and my parents never leave without ordering a coleslaw to takeaway. The owner Juliet, is very hands on with her customers. Always offering a warm smile and great service to all the customers!
Ancora is located in a little piazza just up from the beach. The restaurant has a very authentic Portuguese atmosphere; the music, the dishes, and the owners provide a very chilled evening. The food is very creatively presented in a unique way. Definitely a place to go if you are after quite a fancy night.
A pate and also salmon dish from Ancora
The Burgau Beach Bar is a favourite for my family. The staff are always friendly and the service is quick. The beach bar feels like the heart of Burgau; it is the place to eat and grab a drink during the day whilst on the beach, and perfect to go in the evening too. During any of the town's events the beach bar seems to be the place where people gather. For example, on what is classed as the last day of summer all the locals and tourists alike flock to the beach bar for dinner and drinks. There is live music, a bonfire, and the evening is very lively! Then at midnight, all participants strip down to their swim gear and run into the sea! It's a great evening to meet people and just relax with a few drinks
The beach of Praia de Burgau is a beautiful beach with hardly any wind due to the protective surrounding hills. There are also many beaches within a few miles that are equally, if not even more, stunning.
These are a few photos I took on a recent holiday there:
The iconic house on the hill just up from the beach in Burgau
Street of white-washed houses
The Blue Door- this picturesque scene is a favourite for local artists due to the vibrant colours in the plants in contrast to the blue door. Love it!
Apartments on the hill
This last image is taken on a stunning beach a few miles from Burgau. Here the sea has great visibility and are very clear- perfect for a bit of snorkelling!