Ditch Boredom, Go to Bourgas
Forget the average trip to the Mediterranean and come see why holidays in the Black Sea are where it’s at. Turquoise waters, sandy beaches and a heap of UNESCO World Heritage Sites make holidays in Bourgas a welcomed contender to the likes of neighbours Greece and Turkey, though without the crowds. This area is known as the Pearl of the Black Sea, and it only takes a glance at the water and a cool breeze in your hair to fall in love. Perfect for literally everyone, Bourgas holidays entertain all from loved up couples looking for a romantic getaway to parents searching for fun for the whole family.
Best Beaches in Bulgaria
Stretching from the southern border up to the halfway point of Bulgaria, you can find a myriad of hotels to suit your travel style. Head to the aptly-named resort Sunny Beach, just north of the centre of Bourgas for, well, eight kilometres of Blue Flag-designated sunny beach. Night owls and families can find comfort here, as well as in Nessebar to the south. Spend your days enchanted by the waves of the not at all Black Sea and your evenings mesmerized by the three millennia of history that still stands in the town. Nearby Elenite is perfect for families with children of all ages, while Pomorie is a hop, skip and jump away from Bourgas’ centre. Obzor was the go-to resort for Roman Emperors, and its beauty is what is pushing this seaside town to the forefront of travellers’ minds; make sure to visit before it becomes even more popular!
Time for Sun Cream
Whether you want to top up than tan to a nice bronze, rock out in the style of Ibiza, or sail along the coast, Bourgas holidays have got you covered. Here you can lie out on the black sands of Sarafovo, the sugar white beaches of Nessebar in the morning, and relax in a mud bath in Pomorie in the afternoon. Take to the sea on a catamaran, explore the 350-plus kilometres of stunning Bulgarian beaches and coastline, and discover what lies beneath the waves. Back on land you can roam the mountains for incredible postcard-worthy views, trek through lush national parks, and spend a thrilling day at waterparks. You can find plenty of things to do while on holidays to Bourgas, with the town centre full of places for shopping, relaxing, dancing and eating. The famous Sea Garden, which gets its name from its proximity to the Black Sea, is a beautiful spot for seaside strolls and taking cover in the shade of trees in the summer. Uncover the rich heritage of the area with visits to some of the most gorgeous and old churches and monasteries in the country, as well as the charming Old Towns and castles in Sozopol and Sveti Vlas Village. You can even see remnants of ancient culture the Bourgas Archaeological Museum like finds from Roman times and from three thousand years ago! Make the most out of the trip with a venture up to Varna to the north, another gorgeous resort area that really packs a punch. If you get tired of sun on your skin and sand in your bits, there is always the capital of Sofia for an excellent mini city break of food and culture.