Lovers of Bulgaria deem the Black Sea Coast the place to visit and it is fast becoming a tourist destination to rival Spain and Greece. With countless resorts and some incredible beaches, the coastal area offers something for every holidaymaker. Visitors don’t need to step outside their purpose-built resort but if they do, a plethora of wonderful days out await. Renting a car frees you up to explore some wonderful lakes and ancient towns further afield.
In particular, the unofficial capital of the region, Varna, is well worth a visit. It’s a vibrant, cosmopolitan area that manages to retain its history. The city has seen a recent boom in property development and as a result, there are plenty of amenities for the visiting traveller. Shops, bars, restaurants and galleries abound so that there’s always something to do. Varna is home to Bulgaria’s only naval museum on account of its maritime city status. And it’s got a dolphinarium!
Black Sea Coast in Varna, Bulgaria
If you would rather get away from the modern city of Varna, Burgas is another popular destination on the Black Sea Coast and is a gateway to some of the best beach resorts. The city centre is thriving enough with plenty of bars, clubs and theatres that attract a busy nightlife. However, a lot of people visit Burgas mainly to check out the idyllic scenery of the four lakes on the outskirts of the city. They are famous for abundant bird life and offer a peaceful haven away from the beaches and cities.
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