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Holidays in Bulgaria are fast becoming a popular choice with British holidaymakers seeking a sunshine beach break. You only have to look at the name of the country's two main beach resorts to see why: Purpose built Sunny Beach in the south and Golden Sands in the north both boast long stretches of sand, water sports, shops, bars, restaurants and great value hotels. For a more authentic Bulgarian experience, head to the traditional ports of Nessebur and St Konstantin. Explore pine forests, pretty villages, Greek and Roman ruins and Byzantine churches in this fascinating country. Discover beautiful scenery and unique folk culture alongside modern resorts and facilities. A city break in Sofia, Bulgaria's capital, is the perfect mix of culture and nightlife, whilst the mountain resorts of Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo are a huge hit for snowboarding and ski holidays. Why not book a holiday to Bulgaria this year and find out why it's so popular with families, solo travellers, couples and groups of friends.
Holidays in Bulgaria are packed with things to see and do. Bulgaria's long beaches are perfect for water sports and you'll find plenty on offer in the main resorts. There are also plenty of relaxing Black Sea boat trips to be taken. Inland, try quad biking, 4x4 safaris, horse riding and hiking. The water parks at Sunny Beach and Golden Sands make brilliant family days out. Shopping in Bulgaria is great value for money whether in the cities of Varna and Bourgas, resort souvenir shops or traditional craft markets.
For a lively night Sunny Beach and Bourgas have a great selection of bars, restaurants and discos pumping out everything from 80's disco to modern sounds. Sunny Beach is popular with families but its nightlife also attracts groups of friends. Away from the bigger towns and beach resorts, nightlife centres on small handfuls of bars and restaurants that pepper the seafronts. Don't miss the Folklore evenings that take place at many villages and resorts in the Black Sea coastal region. In the winter in the mountain villages, the aprs ski centres around the traditional stone and wooden buildings which house traditional drinking taverns.
Bulgaria has a good selection of restaurants, ranging from cosy, folkstyle eateries serving local dishes to modern fast food joints. Local specialities include 'gyuvech', a tasty stew stuffed with meat, peppers, aubergines and beans and 'Kavarma', a spicy meat stew that's a bit like Hungarian goulash. Indulge a sweet tooth with sticky Baklava or enjoy sugardusted Turkish Delight. The local wines including Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet are worth sampling.
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