The sights of Bulgaria will appeal to even the most avid travelers. There are both natural beauties and amazing architecture, and lovers of outdoor activities will not be bored.
There are a lot of water parks in Bulgaria – for example, in the Lauta park, Primorsko, Nessebar, Sunny Beach, Golden Sands and Albena. They work all summer. Sofia has an interesting extreme park Kokolandia and the oldest zoo in the country. And next to Varna is Happy Land – a large family park.
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In Bulgaria there are many grandiose temples, monasteries, Ottoman mosques, the ruins of ancient Roman fortresses and examples of Byzantine architecture. Most of the attractions are in Sofia, there are some in Golden Sands, Plovdiv, the Rila Mountains and Varna, as well as in Nessebar.
Those who like to go to museums will love Varna with its Archaeological Museum and the Black Sea Museum, as well as the Ethnographic Museum in Burgas.
Bulgaria offers its tourists such kind of entertainment as skiing. There are about a dozen winter complexes for athletes of different levels of training.
The most famous resort, Borovets, is only an hour and a half away from Sofia. 40 kilometers of trails, bars, clubs, trails for evening skiing – all this allows you to relax in fun and comfort.
A little to the west is the Panicize ski center, from which you can go to the Skakavica nature reserve or to the local lakes. Also nearby is Saparva Banya – the famous balneological health resort. And here, in the Rila Mountains, there are ski resorts Malevitsa and Semkovo.
For beginners, the resort of Pamporovo is suitable – with thick snow, gentle slopes, an excellent slalom track and a snowboard club. Rest here can also be combined with recovery – there are several balneological centers nearby. Nearby is Bear Mountain with the resort of Chepelare – 7 ski and 30 kilometers of cross-country trails.
In the Vitosha massif there is a ski complex with slopes for athletes of all levels. In the period from December to April, there is a huge number of guests running around 30 kilometers of mountain and 11 kilometers of cross-country trails. And the center of Sofia can be reached in just an hour.
Another popular resort is Bansko. There is a very democratic pricing policy. There are as many as 65 kilometers of trails, there is a virgin forest trail 11 kilometers long. From Bansko you can quickly get to the most beautiful lakes and interesting architectural monuments. From Bansko you can get to Dobrinishte and Kulinoto – the infrastructure here is worse developed, but the trails are interesting.
Uzane is a lesser known ski resort. It is located in the Bolgarka National Park, so the routes here are very picturesque.
Treatment in Bulgaria
Bulgaria is not in vain proud of its health resorts – there are indeed many sources of therapeutic mud and springs with mineral and thermal waters. At the same time, prices here are more democratic than in other EU countries, and the climate is milder and healthier. Often, clinics are located in the mountains, forests or near the sea, which has an additional healing effect.
Very popular with tourists is Bankya – a resort town on the territory of which there is a prestigious sanatorium at the UN.
Along the coast in Bulgaria, mineral waters with bromine and iodine beat. The sources in Hisar and Kyustendil are rich in silicon and are useful for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, hypertension and skin. Similar sources are located in Sandusky and Velingrad, there are also fluorine sources, which are also useful for the endocrine system.
Mud therapy is very popular, helping from a whole range of diseases. The most famous resort for peliodotherapy is Pomorie near the Black Sea. By the way, therapeutic mud here can be bought as a souvenir.
Hotels in Bulgaria are characterized by low prices. Basically, they have a 3 * category, but the situation in them is quite high quality. Many hotels operate on an all-inclusive system, which our tourists love so much. A room in the high season on average costs about 2 thousand per day – there are cheaper options, there are more expensive ones. Many hotels are old, “Soviet”, from recently reconstructed. There are a lot of private boarding houses and family hotels in Bulgaria. Sometimes they have only a couple of rooms, but the owners are always very welcoming. Such hotels cost from only 600 per night in popular resorts, and in the outback – and even cheaper. You will agree with the owners – although almost no one speaks English here, but the Bulgarian language is Slavic, and understanding can be achieved by speaking Russian.
Campsites are widespread in Bulgaria, especially on the beaches. And on wild beaches, you can often put up a tent even for free.
Of course, you can rent an apartment here – studios are especially often rented here. An apartment can be rented from a thousand rubles a day, sometimes cheaper, depending on the area and the condition of the apartment.
Hotels differ from each other in many ways:
- Meals – most often it is a buffet, but in boarding houses and private hotels food is often cooked at home;
- Additional services – some hotels are focused on active entertainment, some on sports, and some on treatment;
- The age of vacationers – some hotels are for young people, and some for families with children – they usually have slides and water parks. There are also hotels for couples who just want to relax in seclusion. You can understand this from the reviews.