Markets & Supermarkets

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The mini-mercados in Burgau and the surrounding towns can cater for your every need but if you prefer to visit markets where the locals do their shopping then there are plenty of options.  We have listed the markets and supermarkets we feel it is worth telling you about, although most towns have a supermarket and some form of local market.

(Note: fishermen generally do not go out on Sunday night, so fish markets tend to be closed on Mondays)

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Local Markets

  • Lagos Main Market: Located next to the main taxi rank in Lagos, this large three storey building has daily fish/meat market stalls on the ground floor, fruit/veg on the first floor and a cafe/restaurant on the top floor. It is a fascinating place to go for a look; prices are comparable to most supermarkets.
  • Lagos Saturday Market: Located next to Lagos’ bus terminal, this really is where the locals go! Be there before 11am (some stands start to close up shortly after) and you will find the cheapest and tastiest fruit and veg around. It is grown and sold by locals and should not be missed.
  • Burgau Market: Most days there is a very small market near Burgau’s bus stop. Fish, fruit and clothes are sold on various days throughout the week; be there by 10am to make sure you catch them.
  • Vila do Bispo: This daily market is a lot larger than Burgau’s but nothing compared to the Lagos markets. Fresh fish, meat, fruit and veg are sold here, and it is cheaper than supermarkets (no fish on Mondays as the fishermen don’t go out on Sundays)

Supermarkets (Non Burgau options are 10 – 20 mins away by car)

In Burgua there are two small, but normally well stocked, mini-mercados which sell most day to day food and drink items that you need. Both of these are open on Sundays.  On your way into Lagos there is the Intermarche (15 mins from Burgau by car), a large supermarket which has everything from clothes, food and some electricals.  Aldi and Lidl are located next to each other in Lagos but are smaller than the Intermarche. Modello and Pingo Doce both also have a greater range of products than Aldi or Lidl. In Luz, Baptista is a very popular supermarket which stocks a wealth of non-Portuguese products. There is also a pharmacy in Luz.

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