The Sunny Beach in Bulgaria

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The seaside resort also known as “Sunny Beach” is located on the Black Sea in the north of the Gulf of Burgas. The popular vacation destination is famous for its eight kilometer long sandy beach. It is the largest tourist resort in Bulgaria. The nearest major city is the provincial capital of Burgas, which is located about 35 kilometers south of Sunny Beach.

Party 

The popular beach can be described as the little sister of Gold Beach, which is considered a party stronghold. On the sunny beach in Bulgaria parties are possible until the early morning hours, but the vacation destination is also perfect for quiet family vacations. Tourists who are looking for a mixture of a party vacation and a relaxing vacation are at the right address here.
The vibrant waterfront offers plenty of discos, clubs as well as beach bars where you can party wonderfully. No party guest will miss out here, because there is something for every taste in music. The perfect conditions for a party vacation are present in any case: Summer, sun and the perfect music.

Weather 

The best time to travel is between the months of June and September. The first hotels open already in May, at the end of the season in October many hotels close. In the months of November to March, the hotels are usually thus closed.
In July and August the average maximum temperature is 29 degrees Celsius, this is the perfect bathing weather. The water temperature is also wonderful for swimming, it is 27 degrees during the high season. With a maximum of 9 degrees in the months of December to February, it is accordingly too cold for a beach vacation, in this period the popular tourist region is almost deserted.
The low number of average rainy days rounds off the perfect vacation, these amount to a maximum of five days per month during the summer. Thus, it is the perfect summer vacation with these great conditions.

Excursions and sights 

If it is not to be a pure beach vacation, excursions can make a vacation even more special. Popular destinations include trips to Nessebar, Varna, Sosopol and Burgas. These destinations can be reached by bus or by boat. Nessebar can also be reached by “funicular”. After finishing the excursions or during the lunch break, we recommend to visit the beautiful restaurants, which offer an unforgettable sea view. To see there are for example old houses, “the blue mountains” and “the valley of the roses”. For big shopping fans Burgas is especially suitable, because there are countless stores with super offers.
Even without much effort and financial activities you can have great experiences: The evening walk on the beach is full of beautiful discoveries. Of course, dance lovers do not miss out either, there are enough discos and bars waiting for the revelers. Meanwhile, hundreds of restaurants can be found on site, so there should be something for every taste.
History and culture lovers can be happy, for them there are many theaters, museums and an opera house.

Burgas 


Burgas is located about 35 away from the Sunny Beach region. The fourth largest city in Bulgaria is home to about 230,000 inhabitants. Burgas is the economic and cultural center of the entire region. There is a lot to discover here, an archaeological museum, ancient themes, wonderful parks, a mighty cathedral and much more. Thus, perfectly suited for cultural excursions. The airport of the region is also located here. 

Nessebar 


One of the tourist highlights is the ancient city of Nessebar. It is located on a small peninsula, connected to the mainland by an isthmus about 350 meters long. The city is located north of Burgas, next to Promorie, Obzor and Sveti Vlas. The place could be completely preserved in its old townscape, it belongs to the world cultural heritage of UNESCO.

Sozopol 


South of Burgas is another very interesting and well-known tourist resort called Sozopol. The ancient town was also built on a peninsula. The old town of Sozopol was declared an open-air museum.

Tourism
Tourism distinguishes between the recreational vacationers, which include families, and the party or adventure vacationers. There are more than 800 hotels in this region, which is enough accommodation for the many vacationers. Most of the hotels were created in the early 2000s. The vacationers also find sufficient entertainment possibilities in the more than 130 restaurants and bars. The tourists are mainly younger people. Among them there are many Germans, followed by Romanians and Russians. The mostly cheap offers make a vacation here tempting for tourists, because the price-performance ratio is particularly appealing in this vacation destination.

Security 


Due to the massive tourism, the danger of petty crime is very close. This is especially pickpocketing, which can often occur in large crowds. Popular targets of thefts include airports, public transport and train stations. The focus here is on smartphones and wallets. Caution is also advised when bartering on the street. Apart from being illegal, it can also lead to the exchange of counterfeit money. Cars should always be parked in a supervised and safe place to avoid danger. According to the recommendation of the German Foreign Office, valuables and identification documents should ideally be kept in the hotel safe. Furthermore, it is advisable to carry only a small amount of cash. It is also advisable not to pick up people hitchhiking. Due to the current refugee situation, this could lead to suspicion of smuggling, which is a criminal offense.

Currency
The official currency in Bulgaria is leva, expressed in the plural. The vacation country belongs to the EU, but has kept its own currency. The conversion rate is about €0.50 per leva. It is possible to pay with Euro almost everywhere, but it is recommended to pay with the official currency. Usually it is cheaper this way. However, it should be noted that the exchange should not be done directly at the airport or in the hotel, because there the exchange rate is not optimal. It is recommended to exchange at the banks. If you have a credit card, you can also withdraw a desired amount at an ATM on site, some credit card providers do not charge a handling fee. Due to the aforementioned pickpocketing, however, do not withdraw too large a sum to avoid being a potential target.

Language
The official language is Bulgarian, which belongs to the family of Slovenian languages. It is closely related to the Macedonian language. The language is spoken by about nine million people worldwide. People in the tourism sector also very often speak German and English.
The Bulgarian language is written in Cyrillic script, but in tourist areas signs are usually written in Latin.

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