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 it from the frequent strong wind characteristic of Barlavento. There is a hotel and a large number of small apartments that can be rented during the summer. The village has approximately 450 inhabitants. In 2010, Burgau was voted by readers of the Lonely Planet as the "quaintest beachside village" in Europe.