Bourgas Region

The newbie on the holiday scene

Bulgaria was a bit of a late bloomer on the tourism front. While Spain, France and Italy were travel industry debutantes in the Fifties, Bulgaria wasn’t formally introduced to the world until the Nineties came around.

Blockbuster beaches

It was well worth the wait, though. For starters, the beaches on the Black Sea Coast are world-class. Nature took a ‘bigger is better’ approach when it created these seaside stretches, and if you need proof, just take a look at Sunny Beach. This 8-kilometre sweep of sand is backed by hotels, bars and clubs. And if you fancy something a bit quieter, head a bit further south to Duni. Beaches don’t get much more untouched than the ones you’ll find at Alepou and Arkoutino.

History and heritage sites

Coastline aside, Bulgaria showcases 13 centuries’ worth of history with forensic detail. Between its borders, the country notches up more than 200 museums, 160 monasteries and 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The majority of them are in Bulgaria’s cosmopolitan capital, Sofia. But you’ll find plenty more in the way of ancient sights in cities like Bourgas, Nessebar and Varna.

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Sunny Beach

Set on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, Sunny Beach is a real big gun of a holiday resort. This modern, purpose-built resort is the country’s biggest and it really packs in the nightlife. You’ll find this place brim-full of clubs, hotels and restaurants. It also comes with a whopping 8-kilometre beach and easy access to Bulgaria’s biggest waterpark.


Around 1,000 years ago, Obzor was called Sun City and Roman emperors came here to get away from it all in the summer. Some things don’t change, and today this resort on Bulgaria’s southeast coast is still pulling in the punters with its laid-back vibe and sandy beach.

St Vlas

St Vlas – or Sveti Vlas, to give it its full name – is wedged between the Black Sea and the Balkan Mountains at the northern tip of Bourgas Bay. Its laid-back vibe and sandy beaches have made it a firm favourite with families, who prefer the quiet atmosphere to the town’s lively neighbour, Sunny Beach.

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