Beach resort in Bulgaria


Excellent75 Reviews 4.7/5
in Bulgarian: Албена, also known as: Get directions

Albena Resort Complex is situated on the North Black Sea Coast, 35 km north of Varna and 12 km away from Balchik. It lies in immediate proximity to the cool forests of Baltata Reserve.

The complex offers approximately 15000 beds in over 40 hotels of various categories. The hotels are located in the park area and on the sea shore. The lovely scenery and the marvellous beach allow visitors to spend a completely relaxing holiday.

Albena beach strip is 3.5 km long and up to 150 m wide. The average temperature in the summer is +28°C, and the average temperature of the sea water in the summer is 25°C. Black Sea is a Mediterranean sea. Its tides are low and there are no sharks or any dangerous or poisonous life forms in its coastal waters.

Apart from the sun baths, tourists can also enjoy a refreshing sports afternoon in one of the volleyball, football, and basketball halls, or at the tennis courts and tables. The resort has seven football stadiums, a hockey ground, four indoor pools, outdoor and indoor tennis courts, etc. It also provides good opportunities for equestrianism and water sports (water skiing, surfing, and triathlon).

There are three spa centres in the territory of Albena that provide a wide range of classical and exotic rehabilitation and beauty procedures. The spa centres also offer prophylactic treatment of many diseases. The resort has a modern hemodialysis centre as well.

Albena provides various services that allow for the pleasant stay of tourists. Excursions to places of interest are organised: routes to Aladzha Monastery, the Madara Horseman, Cape Kaliakra, and Yaylata Archaeological Reserve are available for the history lovers, while fans of nature can visit one of the nearby reserves. Entertainers take care of children and their spending pleasant summer vacations by organising different games and activities.

Congress tourism is also very well-developed in Albena. Various events are held there – festivals, conferences, congresses, sports events, etc., many of which are international. Some of these include The Festival of Horo (beginning of June), the Morning Star International Art Festival (first half of June), Albena Fashion Fiesta (June), the Cheerleading Contest (July), etc. They are of interest to the guests of the resort.

There are many places to visit in the vicinity of Albena – Zlatni pyasatsi (Golden Sands), another big resort, and the town of Varna are located to the south, while Kavarna, the “rock capital” of Bulgaria where a rock festival is held every year, is to the northeast. The interesting villages of Tyulenovo and Kamen bryag (Stone Shore) are also in this direction. Many interesting sites can be visited in the neighbouring town of Balchik as well, for example the botanic garden and the palace of Tsaritsa Maria.

Tourists can find everything they need in Albena – shops, restaurants, bars, pharmacies, a post office, banks, ATMs, rent-a-cars, a medical centre, etc. Every 30 minutes busses start from the more distant hotels on the beach and back. An attractive small train is also available on the territory of the resort.




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    By rune pedersen||

    i like abena very i come back next year

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    By kamel (paris)||

    hello!big kiss from France to albena. I remenber one of my favorite holidays in Bulgaria.I ll come back this summer with my friends , so i ll invit all young people to come this summer to do a big party in the beginning of julllllly. I wish my invitation will give happyness for all my future friends.

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    By james burroughes||

    I came to Bulgaria last summer from the UK. It is not a very popular place with Brits yet but I stayed in the resort of Albena and absolutely loved it. The traders weren't pushy or agressive, the restaurants were cheap to say the least and everyone was friendly. For a family holiday or a romantic break for a young couple, I would definitely recommend Albena.  The best phrase that describes the resort is cheap and cheerful and beautifully laid out.

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    By Rachael Steven||

    Yo everyone!! Albena is damn cool! The shops were dead chesp the sun was hot! And it was nice having a holiday with other nationalities not just english liek that other lady i think said.Anyway its fab! byeeee

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    By Cello||

    We (4 friends) has spent 1 week in Albena and we had the greatest fun ever !!!
    we meet very nice Russian Girls and everything was just great.
    We had great partys at the Disco Zar (Waldkönig)
    Every night a party until 7 in the morning !!!
    But in the night its a little bit cold !!!(end of june)
    I d like to come back very soon !!!

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