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Explore Bourgas.

Nestled on the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria, the city of Bourgas (also known as Burgas) is a wonderful destination to enjoy both the culture and fun side of this fascinating country.

Most visitors opt to head straight to neighbouring coastal resorts with a rental car. Before you head off, there is plenty to be enjoyed here, so it is worth spending some time exploring this compact port city first.

What is There to See and Do in Bourgas?

Bourgas is relatively cultural and is home to a number of museums such as the District Museum of History and the Museum of Nature and Science, as well as the Ethnographic and Archaeological Museum. For art lovers, there are a range of art galleries dotted around the city, filled with some fascinating pieces.

Bourgas also boasts its very own beautiful beach so why not head here in the afternoon and bask in the sunshine? Grab a sun lounger and laze around, or if you're feeling more energetic why not try some of the watersports on offer?

There’s some wonderful architecture to see within the city with historical churches and attractive gardens dotted around. Do take some time exploring the small boutiques and other shops. You will certainly find some great buys. End your explorations in one of the city's excellent restaurants.

Exploring Beyond Bourgas

With the freedom of your own transport, this stunning region is yours for the taking. Just on the outskirts of the city lie the three picturesque lakes of Vaya, Atanaskovsko, and Mandrensko. They are a haven for bird life and an ideal destination for a casual walk or a full day out for more serious wildlife watchers.

Head in the opposite direction along the coast and you'll come to the town of Pomorie. Situated on a rocky peninsula and close to Lake Pomorie, it is definitely worth stopping and exploring this area. It's worth noting that the conditions here are ideal for windsurfing.

For other coastal resorts, consider the likes of Sozopol, Nessebar, and Sunny Beach. Boasting wonderful, wide stretches of sand and shallow, warm waters these destinations are great for families with plenty of activities to enjoy.