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Bourgas Holidays

Bourgas Holidays

Bourgas Introduction

Bourgas, a province in southwest Bulgaria, has a coastline on the Black Sea. It has a long history which is evident in the ancient remains and ruins that are found in the area. There are many beach resorts in the province with golden sand and excellent sporting facilities for the holidaymaker. The provincial capital, bearing the same name, is a busy modern city.

Why Go To Bourgas?

The Black Sea resorts of Bourgas offers summer sun, invitingly clean sandy beaches and safe waters. The coastal area offers a huge variety of activities and caters for most tastes including those of children.

There is such variety in the resorts of Bourgas, from those with vibrant a nightlife to the quiet hideaway, that it has something for everyone.

Bourgas caters for all age ranges. Families enjoy the beaches with their warm water. Those seeking a more active holiday will find a huge range of water sporting activities at most resorts. Those with an interest in history or architecture will find resorts such as Nessebar enthralling.

When To Go To Bourgas

The season lasts from April to October. Summer temperatures average 28 degrees with more than eight hours of sunshine daily.

Bourgas - The Place

The Black Sea coast is where the majority of visitors to Bulgaria spend their summer holiday. At Bourgas you will find over thirty five kilometres of sandy beaches some of which have gained the blue flag award. The tideless nature of the Black Sea and the gently sloping sand make it an extremely safe place for small children. The sea temperature lies very pleasantly in the low twenties.

Sailing, water skiing, jet skiing and scuba diving are among the many activities provided for the more energetic holiday maker.

There are a wide range of activities to occupy children both in and out of the water including water parks and go-karting.

Twenty kilometres from Bourgas city, on a rocky peninsula, is the resort of Pomorie. This area is very popular with those wishing to go sailing.

The charming old village of Nessebur with its narrow, cobbled streets leading into the smallest of squares attracts many visitors. The medieval churches are remarkable with their ornate facades, while floral gardens provide an abundance of colour and glorious scents.

Bourgas has its share of Bulgaria's many thermal springs where spa treatments with their efficacious claims can be enjoyed.

Bourgas Culture

Traditional music is very important in Bulgarian culture and there are many folklore festivals throughout the year. Dancers, in brightly coloured national dress, swirling around to lively music make for a very exhilarating experience.

Bourgas Nightlife

The nightlife in Bourgas caters for all tastes. The larger towns and resorts offer night clubs, bars with floor shows, discos and casinos. In the smaller resorts there are many family run restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a quiet evening.

Bourgas Shopping

Bourgas Province provides many opportunities for buying your holiday souvenirs and gifts. Markets and bazaars sell a wide variety of merchandise including handmade wooden boxes and carvings, leather goods and jewellery. The old town of Nessebar has gift shops galore.

Bourgas Eating

The food in Bourgas is generally spicy with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Stuffed vine leaves and peppers are popular.

Restaurants in the larger resorts offer international cuisine.

The red wines of Bourgas are reasonably priced and of good quality.

Local Bourgas Customs

The Bulgarian people take a great pride in their country and celebrate their national days with festivals of music, dance, food and wine.

Workers in the tourist industry are heavily reliant on tips and good service should be rewarded. However, in order to avoid offence, it is best to leave the money on the table rather than handing it to the waiter or waitress.

The best time to pick up a bargain holiday to Bourgas in Bulgaria is in May or October, just outside the main peak summer holidays.

Bourgas has plenty to offer holiday makers, especially it’s golden beaches and sports facilities. Summer sun and clear, safe waters are another attraction to the area’s coastal regions, however further inland you’ll find plenty of ancient ruins which are definitely worth a day trip or two to visit.

Temperatures will average around 28 degrees between April and October and the area will receive over 8 hours of sunshine each day during this time.

Due to the tideless nature of the black sea, and the gentle sloping sand, the beaches are very family friendly with warm waters from the heat Bourgas gets in the summer. Sailing, jet skiing and scuba diving are also popular activities in the coastal regions.

If it’s a cheap holiday to Bourgas that you’re looking for, keep a look out for deals in the early and late summer.

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