A holiday to Bulgaria is all about contrast. Different and unique, offering a change from overdeveloped tourist areas, Bulgaria is a breath of fresh air.
The landscape in Bulgaria will delight everyone, including those who want to spend their holidays on the beach, those who want to indulge in typical tourist pursuits, visitors looking to learn more about the culture of this captivating country and those who want to get back to nature, trekking through the forested mountains.
The lively beach resorts offer water sports aplenty and a number of entertainment options. Your tummies will never rumble with a selection of restaurants, cafes and snack bars for you to try out, something different for every day of your stay. For something different you can always try horse riding or hiking through the forests where you can come face to face with the wildlife, all together a day imbued with a little touch of magic.
Summer on the Black Sea can be hot... very hot. The weather starts to warm up in May with temperatures in the mid 20s. By July and August it will be in the mid 30s and then cooling down again during the month of October.
As far as resorts go the area of Nessebar is a great choice, offering a bustling harbour and relaxation available at the Turkish baths. Sightseeing is also proffered here, with a number of beautiful churches full of traditional architecture and character.
The perfect touristy holiday can be found at Golden Sands, which unsurprisingly, considering the name offers sandy beaches, scuba diving and entertainment to suit visitors of all ages and tastes.
Sunny Beach offers much of the same with activities for guests to try and enjoy, including tennis, mini golf, bowling, surfing and yachting. The evenings are just as full of fun with a number of restaurants, bars and nightclubs eager to entertain you for the evening.
St Konstantin with its small sandy beaches and secluded rocky coves is perfect for families and those seeking a little break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For families looking to keep children occupied there is tennis, pedaloes, cycling and jet skis. A great meal can be found in one of the local restaurants while a late night is provided by the neighbourhood bars.
The Bulgarian Black Sea coast enjoys a mild and pleasant climate. Its seaside is long 378 km and includes thousands of beaches all of them beautiful and unique. The Bulgarian Black Sea coast is washed by the Black Sea, a marvellous stretch of beaches, calm and safe sea, clear water and healthy air, fine golden sand and natural dunes, mineral water springs, blue flag winning resorts, holiday villages and campsites. The Black sea has a big magic force, so if you visit it once you'll be for sure back again. Average air temperature in the Summer resorts is about 28°C, water temperature 25°C.
The two international airports of Varna and Bourgas connects the Bulgarian Riviera to the world.
Nessebar is famous for its archaeological finds, only there you'll see 42 churches and temples, which are gathered together on a small territory of only 2 sq.km, surrounded by old buildings and charming stony streets.
The Bulgarian coastline resorts are popular and many villages located straight on the beach offer the best possibility for a rural tourism. Visit a unique Bulgarian village with a special hospital visit to an old Bulgarian house, taste the old special national dishes made personally for you. Make interesting visits to ethnographic places with wine tasting, national food and arts, walk on the Handicrafts Street.
The curative Bulgarian mineral springs, the mud sources, along the Black Sea coast and the modern well equipped wellness centres in the hotels will cover all care for the health, providing excellent opportunities for effective treatment of diseases and also unique atmosphere for a nice and relaxing spa holiday.
As far as holidays go, Bulgaria is on the verge of great things. It might not be as well-known as the Greek Islands or the Spanish Costas at the moment, but that’s likely to change over the next decade or so. With its gorgeous Black Sea coast and all-singing, all-dancing tourist resorts, the country has just as much to offer as its European counterparts.
Sunny Beach wins the popularity contest here. This purpose-built resort leaves holidaymakers wanting for nothing. The 18-kilometre stretch of sand is accessorised with everything from football pitches and massage huts to fairgrounds and market stalls. And the after-dark scene is nothing short of legendary.
If you prefer your holidays with a bigger dose of peace and quiet, consider Obzor. Days at this small seaside town revolve around the 6-kilometre beach, while evenings usually play out in laid-back restaurants and bars. If history is your top priority, meanwhile, head to Nessebar, where you can nosy around the UNESCO-protected old town.