When is the best time to visit?
Famous for its golden sands and cool blue seas, Burgas is a popular tourist spot during the summer months of July and August. This is also the best time to book flights as the city comes alive with festivals and celebrations, such as the internationally renowned music festival Spirit of Burgas. With Sub Focus, Pendulum and System of a Down counting amongst just some of the previous headline acts, the festival is definitely something to consider if you're a music lover. This international festival takes place in on the town’s main beach with performances from some of the top Bulgarian and international musicians. During the festival the city’s main beach will be fairly more busy than usual so it may be worth traveling further afield to check out other beaches to top up your tan.
May sees the Flora Burgas - an international exhibition of magnificent and creative floral presentations which exhibits a combination of astounding colours, shapes and smells. At the beautiful Sea Garden of Burgas, there are flower related activities available to attendees such as arranging cut flowers, foliage, ornamental plants and potted plants.
Since 1965, Burgas has hosted an annual Folklore Festival in August. It features an array of traditional Bulgarian entertainment such as music, dance, parades and folk craft workshops. Dance groups travel from all over the world to perform at the Open-air Theatre in Burgas for this traditional and historical event. Expect bigger crowds and book your flights in advance to secure the best deals.
Burgas is the fourth largest city in Bulgaria and is situated on the westernmost point of the Black Sea coast. With a vibrant history and numerous sites of interest, the city is a bustling tourist centre whilst also serving as a gateway for short trips or flights to other popular destinations such as Nesebar and Sozopol. Known for its various lakes and parks, the city is a great choice for those who enjoy exploring well-kept gardens and natural beauty at their own leisure. Spanning over 3 miles, the Sea garden is perhaps the most popular park to visit - complete with beautiful water features, exotic plants and interesting statues and busts commemorating notable city heroes. The Summer Theatre is also located here and serves as a focal point for outdoor entertainment for locals and tourists alike during the warmer months. The Black Sea coast offers countless opportunities for romantic strolls from sunrise to sunset. A favourite spot for all those who venture down to the coast is the Burgas Pier. Jetting out 984 ft into the sea this bridge is ideal for a relaxing walk of a morning or evening. For those wishing to explore the city's historic gems, simply plan a visit to one of the many museums or galleries; such as the Regional Historical Museum, Ethnographic Museum, or the Archaeological Museum.
Getting around Burgas
From rent-a-bike to taxis, public buses to good old fashioned walking - whatever your itinerary has in store, go about your sightseeing simply and cost effectively by planning the right form of transport. If your holiday includes causal walking tours or city centre activities then your own two feet will be as good as any other form of transport - and probably lead to you discovering some hidden gems along the way. For those wanting to explore further afield, the rent-a-bike system is an easy, eco-friendly way of making the most out of the 12 mile-long cycle trails in Burgas.
Getting to the city
Located a mere 6 miles north east from the city itself, Burgas airport (BOJ), also known as Bourgas airport offers a number of convenient travel options for continuing your onward journey with ease. The most popular option for getting to the city centre from the airport is by taking a bus. The airport bus stop is situated just outside of the departures terminal and offers inexpensive travel to Burgas city centre. It is also possible to reserve a taxi online or via telephone, should you prefer a direct transfer from the airport to your hotel.