Bulgaria truly does offer something for everyone. Having linked east and west Europe for centuries, Bulgaria’sundiscovered destinations offer history, natural beauty and the ideal holiday destination for families, couples and independent travelers alike. A safe, and hassle free destination which left communism behind in 1990, Bulgaria has welcomed its new found freedom and opportunities and opens its arms to tourists from the UK and across the globe.
Popular all-inclusive package holidays can now be taken along the wonderful Black Sea Coast line at resorts such as Nesebar and Sunny Beach, while budget travelers find villages and cities such as Varna a more economical and equally as beautiful. Secluded spots on these pristine and often Blue Flag beaches can still be found in the peak months of July and August.
Bulgaria’s world renown ski resorts of Bansko, Borovets, Chepelare, and Pamporovo usually offer plenty of snow from mid-December to mid-April, and the cost of skiing here is much lower than elsewhere in Europe.
For nature lovers, the scenery of the many nature reserves and pristine national parks offer great hiking and mountain biking opportunities, horse riding and caving also proving to be popular pastimes. And when you are ready to have a well deserved break from all the activity there are many health centers with mineral spring pools offering pampering treatments and stress relief.
The up and coming city break destinations of Sofia, Plovdiv and Veliko Tarnovo are beautiful and historic locations for a long weekend filled with ambience and charm, and with the help of the Beautiful Bulgaria Project are improving every day.
If you would like to find out more about Bulgaria the Lonely Planet Bulgaria (Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides) is an excellent resource. With detailed information on skiing and hiking trails, color photographs highlighting Bulgaria’s vibrant culture, comprehensive accommodation tips for every budget and extensive coverage of the stunning Black Sea coastline, as always, Lonely Planet prove the definitive guide for holiday makers and independent travelers alike.
A economical and safe country just waiting to be discovered, hurry up and visit Bulgaria before everyone else finds out about one of Europe’s best kept secrets…