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About Bulgaria

 

Sea recreation

Area: 110,993.6 sq km

Population: 7,973, 673 (2001)

Capital city: Sofia

 

National holiday: March 3, the day of the Liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman domination (1878)

Monetary unit: the Bulgarian Lev

Administrative division: 28 regions, named after their respective regional centres.

 

Spa recreation

Relief: most diverse. Average height above sea level 470 m. Some 31.5% of the country territory is plain (up to 200 m above sea level), 41% are lowlands and hilly regions (from 200 to 600 m above sea level), and 27.5% are mountains (from 600 to more than 1,600 m above sea level).

Climate: moderate continental with Black Sea influence in the east and Mediterranean in the south. Waters: rivers (main rivers are Danube, Maritsa, Mesta, Strouma, Iskar, Yantra); warm and cold mineral springs (more than 600); lakes coastal (some with curative mineral mud) and of glacial origin (in the Rila and Pirin mountains).

Plant and animal world: extremely diverse. An Act on the Protected Territories is operating in Bulgaria, aimed at the preservation of the country flora and fauna. It has specified the following categories in the country: a national and nature park, a reserve and a tended reserve, a natural sight, a protected locality.

 

 

SEA

The sunny summer, the warm sea water, the broad and cosy beaches, breezy parks, restored hotels and the good service attract millions of tourists from all over the world every year. A great number of resort centres are situated in towns ,villages and regions along the coast of the Black sea - Rusalka, Kavarna, Balchik, Albena, Kranevo, Golden sands, st. Constantine, Varna, Chayka, Kamchiya, Byala, Obzor, Elenite, st. Vlas, Sunny beach, Nesebar, Bourgas, Pomorie, Sozopol, Djuni, Primorsko, Kiten, Ahtopol.

 

Mountain recreationMOUNTAIN

Mountains represent the beauty of Bulgaria. They include 28% of the territory of the country. Geographic variety, diversity of plant and animal species, peaks, valleys, rivers, lakes, pretty towns and villages are the basic strokes which describe the unique picture of the Bulgarian mountain resorts. Established at the end of the 19th century, they have been constantly developing and renovating. More famous resort centres are: Borovec /Rila/, Pamporovo /the Rhodopes/, Bansko /Pirin/, Vitosha, Jundola /the Rhodopes/, Tryavna, Gabrovo, Aprilci, Troyan, Teteven /Stara Planina/. The grеаt variety of services give an opportunity to the tourists to choose the way they want to spend their holiday - holiday tours, excursions, alpinism, excursions to natural and historical landmarks, winter sports. Resting in old Bulgarian houses, situated in small mountain villages, is an unforgettable experience. The developed internel transport is an extra convenience for the tourists.

 

Spa recreationSPA

The Bulgarian spa resorts have the advantage of being located in very favourable climatic regions, giving the exceptional opportunity of combining balneotherapy with climatic treatment. The Black Sea coast is a subregion of the continental Mediterranean climatic region. Neither the harsh climatic conditions of the northern European coasts, nor the scorching heat of the Mediterranean are characteristic of it. The specific sea climate, combined with the curative mineral springs and curative mud offer excellent conditions for treatment, recuperation and holidays throughout the year.

 

Eco & Rural recreationALTERNATIVE TOURISM

The alternative forms of tourism combine tourist products or separate tourist services, different from the mass tourism by means of supply, organization and the human resource involved. These are rural, ecotourism, adventure (biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, ski mountaineering, rafting, diving, caving, climbing), thematic tourism – connected with the cultural and historical heritage, the esoteric, religion, wine, traditional cuisine, ethnography and traditional music and handicrafts. The different alternative tourism types are an unique blend of what really tourism is and should present. Wide apart from mass tourism activities, alternative tourism is stated to be the future of tourism that will attract more and more followers each year. Last but not least, alternative tourism has great potential in Bulgaria.