The Bourgas region of Bulgaria covers an idyllic stretch of coast in the south of the country, with long stretches of golden sands and dramatic cliffs. Here you will find modern tourist resorts, bustling with holidaymakers and families enjoying traditional breaks in the sun, and quaint fishing villages offering peace and tranquillity. Plus, there is the city of Bourgas, which boasts an opera house, art gallery and museums which make the journey inland from the coast worthwhile. So, whether you are looking for a Costa-style holiday in the sun with plenty of lively bars or a chance to experience a relaxing break in traditional surroundings, the Bourgas region is for you. Theres a wide choice of accommodation, including self-catering apartments, to suit all tastes and budgets, so you are sure to find the perfect getaway here.
Sunny Beach This cosmopolitan resort is Bulgarias largest seaside destination, offering everything youd find on a sunny Spain holiday, and a whole lot more. There are restaurants and cafes to suit everyone, including a choice of traditional Bulgaria food, English cuisine and plenty of fast food menus, waterparks, a range of watersports and, of course, the golden sands gently sloping into the crystal-clear water ideal for a family break. The purpose-built resort is between Sveti Vlas and Nessebur, two more traditional destinations which you may wish to explore during your stay in the Bourgas region. After a day on the beach theres an active nightlife scene to enjoy, whether a quiet drink in a traditional café or partying the night away in a club is your scene. For a real taste of Bulgaria, look out for the folk festivals which bring a flavour of this unique country to you. There are hundreds of hotels to choose from, from luxury accommodation to self-catering apartments and everything in between.
Nessebur Although only a short distance from Sunny Beach, Nessebur also known as Nesebar or Nessebar is a world away from its modern neighbour. Traditional shops line the cobbled streets, where the hours fly by as you explore this quaint and quiet corner of a fascinating country. This coastal fort town embodies history and is a must for all culture vultures the wooden houses are stunning and there are more than 40 historic churches to visit, including one which is more than 1,000 years old! But it is not all about history in Nessebur, there is a beautiful beach where you can soak up the sun or enjoy an action-packed adventure with the many watersports on offer, including scuba diving and jet-skiing. You are bound to build up an appetite exploring the town and enjoying the beach, and you are once again spoilt for choice. You can choose from simple menus in the many cafes or enjoy some fine cuisine in wonderful restaurants, where fresh seafood is a real treat. Nessebur is an ideal destination for all ages, offering a relaxing break for holidaymakers looking for a quiet getaway, but only a short distance from Sunny Beach, where revellers can enjoy the party atmosphere.
Other Destinations The ancient Greeks named Obzor Beach Heliopolis, or Town of the Sun, and youll find out why when you choose this resort for some well-deserved rest and relaxation on the golden sands. Sveti Vlas, on the other hand, is a traditional fishing village with a slower pace of life and a chance to sample traditional Bulgarian food in traditional restaurants, including freshly caught seafood.