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First time in Burgau - advice please

Dorset, UK
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First time in Burgau - advice please

Hello. We are coming to Burgau for big family holiday (5 adults, 3 kids aged 3, 13 and 16) in a few weeks. We have two weeks there, and after some advice please...

We are staying in a villa on Quinta da Forteleza. Anyone stayed there? How long is walk into Burgau (we don't have a car).

What is best local shop for essentials (bread, milk, alcohol!).

And best supermarket by taxi or bus for a bigger shop?

Any recommendations for things we should see and do in and around Burgau? We won't have car but happy to do a walk or travel somewhere by bus, taxi or boat or bike ride.

Finally, any recommendations for favourite places to eat? And favourite place for a sundowner cocktail?

Any tips and advice welcome!

Thanks so much - Emma X

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11. Re: First time in Burgau - advice please

Just reading this from 2016, just wondering how you got on? Did you rent a car from the villa? was it necessary?

Thanks so much

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12. Re: First time in Burgau - advice please

Hello! We absolutely loved Burgau - lovely, little place. And the villa was amazing! In the end, we decided to hire a little run around car (booked in advance, delivered and collected from villa), and we definitely needed it where we were staying (pretty much opp Cabanas beach). We could easily walk to that beach with its fantastic bar/restaurant, and the Spice Cottage restaurant. But to get in and out of Burgau, and for doing big supermarket shop, we needed the car. Didn’t notice taxi rank in Burgau - think there was one in Salema (can’t remember for sure, sorry!). If you were actually staying in Burgau, you might get away with not having a car (there were couple of smaller supermarkets and lots of lovely places to eat). Very jealous of anyone going to Burgau - hope we’ll get there again sometime! Enjoy!

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13. Re: First time in Burgau - advice please

Thank you so much for your information. We are staying very near where you stayed. Can you remember which car hire company you used? & would you receommend them? Thinking we probably will need a car for purposes ie shopping etc like youve mentioned but dont particulary want it for the full duration. once again thanks for your help.

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14. Re: First time in Burgau - advice please

If staying near the Fortaleza villas you will definitely need a car as it’s not really in Burgau! Luzcar.com is the best company, based on the Avenida in Lagos behind the Repsol filling station. They will deliver to and collect from wherever you’re staying. Absolutely no add-ons and no card swipes. Used them several times a year since 2000. Do not however use any other company calling themselves Luz car hire or similar who are either based in Faro or Luz as they are totally discredited!

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15. Re: First time in Burgau - advice please

Pretty sure we used Luz cars - they delivered and collected from our villa which made things easy. Yes would recommend. The good thing about location of villa was it easy to go to Burgau and Salema - both lovely, quiet place. You’ll have a lovely time, i’m sure!

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