Bourgas Area

Bourgas Area holidays

Scenic, historic and big on fun, Bulgaria’s Bourgas region has heaps to offer everyone – as well as some of the best beaches on the Black Sea. The Balkan Mountains create an epic backdrop to your bathing, while sunshine-ready resorts serve up fun all the way. Add to that mud baths, UNESCO towns and a fab music festival, and you’re guaranteed a good time, wherever and whenever you go.
Barcelo Royal Beach
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£484pp
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  • Birmingham, Thu 09 May 2019
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Barcelo Royal Beach

Sunny Beach, Bourgas Area

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Based on 1154 reviews

  • Close to the beach
  • Extensive range of facilities
  • Range of bars and restaurants
  • Excellent entertainment
  • Great for families, friends or couples
Sol Nessebar Palace
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£445pp
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  • Birmingham, Thu 09 May 2019
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Sol Nessebar Palace

Nessebar, Bourgas Area

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Based on 826 reviews

  • On-site waterpark
  • Close to the beach
  • Range of activities
  • Fantastic all inclusive package
  • Great for families, friends or couples
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Language

Bulgarian

Currency

Bulgarian Lev

Time difference

+2hrs

Cost of a beer

around 2лв

3 course meal

around 40лв

Flight times

4hrs

A great value all-rounder

Taking centre stage here is Sunny Beach – a purpose-built playground that specialises in good times and great value. It’s all golden beaches, waterparks and kicking back by day, but it’s a different story at night when the streets come alive with activity. Take your pick from family-flavoured spots hosting quiz and karaoke nights, to booze cruises and party-hard clubs where you can dance all night.

Slow the pace

You don’t have to go far for something a little more swanky. In St Vlas, mountain scenery meets a modern marina, casinos and cocktail bars for that A-list look. Nearby Obzor’s sleepy sands are really something, while its charming town square and pretty palm-filled park make for the best sunny afternoon strolls.

Adventures await

UNESCO-protected Nessebar is the one to beat for a bit of sightseeing. Discover the real deal as you navigate its narrow streets, poke around Byzantine churches, and tuck into some beautiful Balkan seafood dishes by the handsome harbour. You could also saddle up for a scenic ride through the stunning Sea Garden park in Bourgas, or pop to Pomorie to wallow in the healing power of mud.

Sunny Beach

When it comes to classic beach holidays, Sunny Beach knows a thing or two about fun in the sun.

Nessebar

History and holidays go hand in hand in pretty-as-a-picture Nessebar.

St Vlas

Stylish St Vlas is the calmer neighbour of upbeat Sunny Beach, and things here tick along at a much more relaxed pace.

Beaches

Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast is famed for its good-looking golden beaches, so expect your fair share of super sands to sink into. The main beaches are pretty bustling and centre around good times, which means beach bars, water sports and seaside attractions are all on tap.

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East Beach

East Beach

St Vlas, Bourgas Area

Fancy a quieter spot? Then East Beach is your best bet. It’s a smallish, sand-and-shingle number with a rocky shoreline, and there’s a pretty little pier you can walk along to look back at dry land. And don’t...
Irakli Beach

Irakli Beach

Bourgas Area

If you like your beaches windswept, wild and crowd-free, Irakli Beach is the place to be. Tucked away between Sunny Beach and Ozbor, it’s one of the most untouched stretches of sand around. It’s protected too,...

Sights

Towns up and down this coast tick off all you need for a spot of sightseeing. Think historic buildings and museums to explore, alongside pretty parks for sunshine pit-stops. Nessebar’s UNESCO-protected peninsula should be number one on your list, but prehistoric rocks and a bumper list of stunning churches are also on the menu.

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Beglik Tash

Beglik Tash

Bourgas Area

A prehistoric rock complex packing plenty of wow factor, Beglik Tash is definitely worth a trip. Huge stone megaliths show off carvings from the Iron Age, and you can discover how ancient tribesmen used these...
Burgas

Burgas

Bourgas Area

South of Sunny Beach, Burgas is a pretty port city where shops, bars and Bulgarian tradition are all celebrated equally. Taking centre stage is the wonderful Sea Garden. This pretty public park is a patchwork...

Activities

A mega mountain backdrop means outdoor adventures are always calling for sporty types and nature-lovers. Meanwhile, traditional villages are a great way to find out about Bulgarian folklore if you’re after a culture fix. Fun-lovers, you’ve got seaside fairs and waterparks to look forward to.

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Action Aquapark

Action Aquapark

Sunny Beach, Bourgas Area

This popular waterpark promises a cracking day out, and it’s great value to boot. Tots will love the splash zone and mini-zoo, and you can put your feet up on a Lazy River ride. There’s a slide for every type...
Aqua Paradise

Aqua Paradise

Nessebar, Bourgas Area

With suits-all slides to keep you busy all day, it’s no wonder this place comes highly-rated by holidaymakers. On the one hand, adrenaline fans have the ups and downs of Tsunami and Bulgaria’s longest slide to...

Eating and drinking

You’ll find this region majors in something for everyone. From Mexican feasts to Thai banquets and English fry-ups, you’re guaranteed a world of choice. But don’t leave without trying some Bulgarian classics like hearty pork stew, fried tsatsa fish and zesty shopska salad, all washed down with local wine.

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Bulgarian bistros

Bulgarian bistros

Sunny Beach, Bourgas Area

Step back a few streets from the suits-all eats on the seafront to seek out local flavours. Not only will you experience a slice of Sunny Beach’s roots, you’ll get more bang for your buck. Try drusan kebaps – a...
Eating around the square

Eating around the square

Obzor, Bourgas Area

The pretty town square is the heart and soul of Obzor. An ornate fountain and old clock tower take centre stage, while a bunch of friendly restaurants serving up everything from Bulgarian bites to gourmet...

Shopping

It’s a mixed bag on the shopping front. One minute you could be pocketing labels you love in a glossy mall with purse-friendly prices and the next, haggling over handmade ceramics in a centuries-old shop. Look out for pop-up stalls selling all your beachy essentials and kitsch souvenirs too.

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Barter for Bulgarian crafts

Barter for Bulgarian crafts

Nessebar, Bourgas Area

Aside from sightseeing, shopping for handicrafts is the next best experience in the old town. You can’t go far without stumbling across a little gem of a shop, where wooden toys, lacework and colourful...
Royal Beach Mall

Royal Beach Mall

Sunny Beach, Bourgas Area

Serious shoppers, look no further than the ritzy Royal Beach Mall. This glossy shopping centre is exactly what you’d expect, with the likes of watch shops, sports stores and fragrance shops all vying for your...

Nightlife

One thing’s for sure around these parts: you’ll never be short of places to party. Sunny Beach heads up the scene with its multi-floor clubs, booze cruises and all-night beach bars. But if you’re looking for low-key, you can choose from quiet, harbourside cocktails or keep it simple on a pretty restaurant terrace.

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Beach bars

Beach bars

Sunny Beach, Bourgas Area

The beach bars get the party started in this town, and often end it the next day. There’s everything from stripped-back and surfer-like to push-the-boat out posh. Head to Ibiza-style Bedroom Bar’s canopy-draped...
Fun and friendly evenings

Fun and friendly evenings

Obzor, Bourgas Area

The Bedrok bar steals the show when night falls, keeping people happy with its super-fruity daiquiris in a kitsch, Flintstones-style setting. Around the central square, the family-run restaurants turn into...
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