General information about tourism opportunities in Bulgaria. Types of tourism.

Rila - peak MalyovitsaBulgaria is a wonderful and beautiful country, which combines the romance of long sandy beaches, the charm of endless sea horizons, picturesqueness of majestic mountains, stunning scenery and unique historical heritage - a great place for tourism.

 

Although our country is small in area, it contains enormous wealth of natural phenomena, historical landmarks and cultural sites visited by thousands of tourists every year.

 

Beautiful sceneries lining up one after another in the mountains, spacious flower meadows; and the fresh mountain air cleanses your lungs and clears the mind. In the mountains you meet a wide variety of flora and fauna, and abundance of magical mineral water springs. The healing properties of water and its amazing effects on the health and spirit of man are recognized throughout Europe.

 

The whole variety of landscapes, ancient history and ancient culture in our country is a prerequisite for the development of different types of tourism - sea tourism, mountain and ski tourism, cultural tourism, eco and rural tourism, health and spa tourism, etc.

 

The opportunities to discover the beauties of our Bulgaria are many, but it is particularly important to keep them intact and not to destroy the realities of this small paradise of Europe.

 

The Seven Rila LakesBulgaria can rightly be proud with its magnificent mountains Pirin, Rodopi, Rila, Balkan and Strandja, whose beauty and charm are incomparable. There, in their fairy kingdom are spreading ancient forests, waterfalls and crystal clear lakes, gorges, caves, mountains, natural phenomena that can be reached by meandering eco trails.

 

Pirin is famous for its genuine charm and many bizarre rock formations, stunning landscapes and eye-clear lakes. Rila is famous for the Seven Lakes and the highest peak on the Balkans - Musala, which is a real challenge for professional climbers. Stara Planina is abundant in caves and waterfalls, united in national park "Central Balkan", nature park "Blue Rocks", which consist of several incredible reserves and protected areas.

 

In Rila are located some of the most famous ski resorts in the country - Borovets, Pamporovo, Bansko, Chepelare. In its arms the mountain gives home to a number of natural phenomena that will impress with their forms and grace - Trigrad Gorge Yagodinska cave, The Wonder bridges and many more.

 

Panorama of Sunny BeachBulgaria is famous in Europe for its long beaches and beautiful sea. Along the Black Sea coast were built many summer resorts, where guests can stay and spend a wonderful vacation in summer. Resorts like Pomorie, Kiten, Sinemorets, and Nessebar will reveal more about the history of the local lands, traditions and architecture. Besides magnificent sea and golden beaches, along the Black Sea you will find interesting archaeological sites dating back to ancient times.

 

In our country there is a variety of places where you can simultaneously enjoy the richness of the Bulgarian nature and plunge into the world of longstanding traditions and customs of our people. Settlements as Shiroka Laka, Kovachevitsa, Borovets, Melnik, Elena, Tryavna, Koprivshtitsa, Zheravna and others will amaze you with their unspoiled beauty, originality, uniqueness and inspiring scenery.


Our country offers excellent conditions for development of balneology and SPA tourism. With its 600 thermal springs, Bulgaria is a treasure trove for health, beauty and longevity. The power of magic springs is so great, that people from across Europe visit the spa resorts in the country to seek a cure for their ailments, peace of mind and energy to their body. Some of the most famous spa resorts are Velingrad, Hisar, Sandanski, Kyustendil, Devin and others.