Butterscotch-coloured beaches, history-packed old towns and wild nature reserves – that's Bourgas holidays in a nutshell.
The Bourgas region spreads out from a nook in Bulgaria’s
Black Sea coast. The country’s second-biggest city, Bourgas, sits square in the middle. But it’s the sand-centric towns on either side that get the most attention.
Loud and lively
Holiday resort-wise, Sunny Beach
is the name on everyone’s lips. This place bangs out a massive Blue Flag beach, shedloads of watersports and knockout nightlife. On either side you’ve got slightly sleepier Nessebar
and St Vlas
. The former supplies the history and H20 action, while the latter’s a sandy beach pro.
Keeping things quiet
Then you’ve got the really low-pitched ones – each with their own USP. Obzor’s laidback and geared up for families, while Duni deals in classy hotels. Pomorie’s saltwater lagoon is readymade for DIY mud masks and Tsarevo
has royal credentials. Right at the bottom, you’ll find Sinemorets, where the beaches are backed by a broccoli-green nature reserve.