Holidays in Bulgaria
Bulgarian sea resorts give their guests the opportunity to experience unique moments by choosing the place for their holidays.The variety of hotels, restaurants, taverns, entertainment and night clubs ensures interesting and unforgettable experience. The great number of mineral springs, swimming pools, parks, sports facilities and health services offer comfort and relaxation to every tourist. The neighbouring airports in Varna and Bourgas, the comfortable roads and the developed internal transport, infrastructure reduce travelling time and place extra convenience at tourists' disposal.
To the south, the coast is flatter and wilder, settlements here are small and picturesque with the most beloved one being Sozopol for its unique architecture and ancient spirit.
To the north, the coast is steeper, yet more developed in terms of tourism facilities. The north concentrates the key tourist destinations for foreign tourists, such as the sea resorts of Albena, Golden Sands (Zlatni Pyasatsi), Sunny Beach (Slanchev Bryag, the Bulgarian Riviera. The so-called sea capital of the state, Varna, can be also found here, together with the ancient town of Nessebar, which rivals the charm of Sozopol for its well-preserved remains of ancient times.
Mountains constitute 28% of the territory of the country. Most of the Bulgarian ski resorts were established at the end of the 19th century and have been constantly developing and renovated. There is a great number of hotels, chalets and holiday houses built in the mountains all over the country. Most of them are prepared to shelter guests during the whole year. They are supplied with modern facilities for summer and winter tourism - marked routes, paths, shelters, chalets, ski tracks, lifts, rope-lines, etc. The most famous resorts are Bansko, Borovets, Pamporovo and Vitosha, but there are many other smaller resorts situated across the mountains.
Bulgaria’s spas and hot mineral springs have been noted for their recreational effects ever since the ancient Tracian, Greek and Roman times. Over 800 hydro mineral springs clustered in over 240 water formations, rich in hot and cold mineral water with temperatures varying from 37°C up to 101°C, spout out from a depth of over 2000 metres. Bulgarian hydrothermal, bioclimatic, mud treatment, sea cure and other health resources are ranked among the best in Europe. Many new and high class hotels have been built in the spa resorts in recent years, with modern facilities to meet the high expectations of their guests. Some of the most famous resorts are Velingrad, Devin and Hissar.
Golf is a relatively new sport for Bulgaria, but there are some top level golf courses around the country, and many new are being built. Bulgaria has numerous advantages for golf tourism - long golf season, plenty of sunny days, a possibility to combine golf and ski at the same time. Also some world famous golf course designers are taking part in the projects like Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Ian Woosnam. Golf courses like Black Sea Rama, St. Sofia Golf Club & Spa, Lighthouse Golf Club and Pirin Golf & Country Resort are open and ready to welcome golfers from all over the world.