Bulgaria is a multi-layered country nestled in south eastern Europe with a terrain as diverse as its culture. The gorgeous Black Sea coast is Bulgaria's most popular holiday spot, serving up purpose built resorts and some beautiful hidden gems. All of them are backed by mountains and tree-lined landscapes.
Reached in less than four hours from London airports, cheap holidays to Bulgaria are a mash-up of untamed landscapes, breathtaking coastlines and captivating cities bursting with history and culture.
Often seen as a more economical alternative to popular Mediterranean destinations, Bulgaria offers stunning beaches featuring a balance of family-friendly resorts and party towns. You can enjoy it all with a sunny outlook as, similar to the rest of southern Europe, long hot summers enjoy temperatures of up to 30°C.
While the resorts of Sunny Beach, Nessebar and St Vlas are developed with visitors in mind, there are still plenty of less discovered bays along the charming Black Sea coast. Try quiet Elenite or Obzor Beach for uncrowded breaks with everything close at hand.
A cluster of hotels and some sumptuous villas make life in this southern coastal town a treat, and the beach is going to be your constant companion throughout your stay. Elenite is embraced by mountains and hills rich in meadows and trees. It has watersports, spa facilities and shopping for entertainment.
Between its old town district and its urban sprawl of modern comforts, there's a good mix of things to see and do in UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Nessebar. From ancient monuments and forgotten castles to waterparks and a fine selection of beaches, a visit to Nessebar makes an unforgettable trip.
Ozbor Beach is a peaceful beachside resort at the base of the Balkan Mountains surrounded by vineyards and forests. Popular with couples and families, there are miles of sandy beaches with calm, shallow water. Sunny Beach is just 30 minutes away and you can take scenic boat trips to neighbouring seaside towns.
This sophisticated resort lies at the base of the majestic Balkan Mountains on the coast of the Black Sea. It has a stylish yacht marina, which is the biggest in Bulgaria. With designer shopping and high-end restaurants and bars, this is a peaceful haven popular with families and couples.
Sunny Beach is a purpose built resort with loads to do by day and plenty of parties to be had come night-time in its beach bars and huge clubs. It has an eight-kilometre long sandy beach and its own funfair and waterpark, all located within easy walking distance.