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If you enjoy a good dose of sun, sea and sand during your summer holidays, Bourgas could be your dream destination. Located on the Black Sea coastline of Bulgaria, Bourgas continues to rise in popularity as a great value beachside city retreat.

Why go?

Cheap holidays to Bourgas are easy to find with the help of TravelSupermarket. Find out why fellow holidaymakers are flocking here.

Situated on the eastern edge of Bulgaria, where the land meets the Black Sea, the port city of Bourgas has everything you could need from a holiday resort. You'll find a lovely long golden beach, a handful of good hotels, a fun and friendly nightlife scene and many places to eat and drink. The city, also known as Burgas, basks in long hours of sunlight during the summer and hot days are filled with either relaxation or recreation on the pleasant sands. Prices here are very low, especially when compared to established beach resorts in countries such as Spain, France, Turkey and Greece. The lakes around Bourgas also lure visitors to the area, as the watery vista provides the perfect habitat for birds and the ideal twitching spot for birdwatchers.

Many holidaymakers, however, are drawn to the Bourgas region for the coastal resorts of Sunny Beach Resort, Nessebar, Sveti Vlas, Elenite, Sozopol and Pomorie. These diverse and beautiful coastal resorts are no more than a 45-minute drive from Bourgas. It takes around three and a half hours to fly into Bourgas Airport (BOJ) from most UK airports.

Sunny Beach Resort is by far the most popular of these nearby holiday hotspots. Mile upon mile of soft and clean sandy beaches attract sun-seeking families, while party lovers simply jump to the Sunny Beach beat when the sun sets and brings the day to a close. The resort is known for cheap drinks and wild nights, while younger families love the friendly hotels, waterparks, and range of restaurants that dish up global cuisine as well as Bulgarian specialities.

Centuries-old Nessebar is an attractive resort that feels like an open-air museum thanks to an abundance of historic buildings. It's a peaceful spot, yet minutes from the clubs and bars of Sunny Beach Resort.

Whether you are after a cheap break or all-inclusive holidays to Bourgas and the surrounding areas, you can compare prices and book your next break when you search for Bourgas holidays with TravelSupermarket.

When to go?

Find out what to expect of the weather, whenever you travel to Bourgas.

Bourgas sees visitor numbers soar during summer, when holidaymakers look for sun-bathing temperatures of around 28C. The main holiday season is from late May until October. Winters are cool in Bourgas and the city is much quieter between November and April.

 

What's on?

There's always something happening in this up-and-coming part of Bulgaria, though these annual events put extra zing in the calendar.

Spirit of Burgas; July/August: For a couple of days at the height of summer the main beach in Bourgas becomes a hothouse of music and dance. You can expect artists of the same calibre as past performers, such as Tinie Tempah, The Prodigy, Moby and Faith No More.

Burgas Sand Sculptures Festival; July-September: Part of the beach is given over to amazing masterpieces made of sand. Each year there is a different theme and each year the crowds swell as the sculptures get bigger and better. 

Burgas International Folklore Festival; August: Get a glimpse of the traditions and tales of old Bulgaria when this charming event sweeps into town. Events take place around Bourgas - you could see traditional dancing, learn an ancient craft or taste beloved national dishes.

What to do?

Boredom and Bourgas simply do not go hand in hand. Discover ways to make your holidays here absolutely unforgettable.

Kids and teens: If the children have had enough of days spent by the pool or at the beach, journey to Sunny Beach Resort, where the rides and amusements at Sunny Beach Luna Park will fill many happy hours.

Relaxing: Take a wander in the best public park in Bourgas - the Sea Garden. Punctuated with shady spots for picnics, towering trees and exotic plants, this is the perfect retreat from city life.

Active types: Kite surfing is very popular on the beaches in and around Bourgas. There's a kite-surf school if you fancy having a go at this hair-raising watersport.

Free and cheap: It doesn't cost much to hop on a public bus to the glorious and ancient coastal town of Nessebar, which is around 30 kilometres north of Bourgas. Here the attractions come for free, as the beauty of this place is to be found in simply wandering the streets and gazing at the age-old architecture.

Nightlife: While Bourgas has a good range of bars and clubs, for a truly extreme experience under the stars you must head for Sunny Beach Resort. Whether you are looking for a classy beach bar or a packed nightclub, this hotbed of hedonism is where it's at.