Burgau located in the region of Algarve, municipality of Vila do Bispo was a fishing village, now living mainly on tourism. Its most important attraction is the small beach of Praia de Burgau surrounded by hills that protect this beach from the frequent strong wind characteristic of Barlavento. There is a hotel in this town and a large number of small apartments that can be rented during the summer. The village has an approximate resident population of 450 inhabitants. In 2010, Burgau was voted by readers of the Lonely Planet as the "quaintest beachside village" in Europe.