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Bulgaria Tourist Destinations: Land of Sand, Snow, and Golf

    Are you looking for an adventure off the usual tourist track? There are many things to do when you visit Bulgaria as you can enjoy 220 miles of coastline, varied and fascinating scenery, rich biodiversity, and warm and friendly people. This Balkan nation is bordered on the north by Romania, on the west by Serbia and Macedonia, on the south by Greece and Turkey, and on the east by the Black Sea.

    Tourism in Bulgaria - Things to do? 

    Cuisine

    If you enjoy Greek cuisine, you'll probably enjoy Bulgarian cuisine with its strong similarities. In fact, yogurt and feta cheese are part of almost every Bulgarian meal. Bulgarian farmers grow lots of great, exceptionally tasty vegetables. That might be why they love their salads, as they enjoy a wide variety of them in Bulgarian cuisine. They serve vegetables in other ways, too. One popular appetizer is Tarator, a cold cucumber soup made with cucumbers, yogurt, crushed walnuts, and dill.

    Of course, you'll want to enjoy some of the country's famous wine with your meals. Because of Bulgaria's diverse climate and soils, a wide variety of grapes grow there. It's famous for its wine exports and was the second largest exporter of wine in the world up until 1989. For those who are a little more adventurous, try Rakia. It's a fruit brandy Bulgarians have enjoyed since the 14th century and that many consider the national drink.

    The Nature of the Country

    Bulgaria's topography varies from towering Alpine peaks to the sunny coast of the Black Sea. According to Wikipedia, there are "three national parks, 11 nature parks and 17 biosphere reserves." Forests cover approximately 35% of Bulgaria and offer plenty of hiking trails, some of the oldest trees in Europe, and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. In fact, this country has some of the richest biodiversity of any European country. If you're very lucky, you may even spot an eastern imperial eagle or Eurasian lynx!

     

    Best Bulgaria Tourist Destinations

    Bansko

    If you love world-class skiing, you'll love Bansko. This area's spectacular topography earned it the honor of hosting the 2015 World Cup. American gold medalist Lindsey Vonn enjoys the skiing at this venue so much she even has a condo here.

    Pamporovo

    This resort on Rhodopi Mountain is perhaps the sunniest of the mountain resorts in Bulgaria, with approximately 120 days of sunshine. The gently rounded slopes and summits are great for beginners and snowboarders, but "The Wall" will challenge even expert skiers.

    Borovets

    For those who enjoy mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, fly fishing, or kayaking, Borovets has them all. This resort area near Lake Iscar also offers photo safaris in the Rila Mountain area, where you might see mouflon, fallow deer, wild boar, and other wildlife.

    Borovets doesn't appeal to just the summer traveler; its mild winters but ample snowfall attract skiers and snowboarders from around the world. In fact, Borovets has hosted the World Alpine Ski Cup twice and the European Cup eleven times.

    Black Sea resorts

    Remember to book early for your summer vacation at a stunning Black Sea resort. With their breathtaking scenery, stunning beaches, and mineral springs, they are very popular with visitors from around the world.

    Golden Sands Resort is the largest on the northern coast of the Black Sea - an area famous for its pure sand and water. This Blue Flag resort is committed to keeping the sea and sand pollution-free. With hundreds of hotels from which to choose, this resort offers a wide range of prices and categories.

    The Lighthouse Golf and Spa Resort nestles atop white cliffs offering breathtaking views of the Black Sea. This resort on Cape Kaliakra’s gulf coast offers spectacular scenery, easy access, and three championship golf courses.

    The Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort is another world-class golf destination. You'll have your choice of comfortable, modern suites in one of two peaceful villages, one cliffside, and the other hillside. Both offer views of the sea and golf course. When you're not enjoying a round of golf, you can take advantage of the extensive spa services or relax at the beach.

    If you're a high net worth investor interested in gaining dual citizenship or residency in a beautiful and diverse nation, we encourage you to apply for Bulgarian citizenship by investment. If you would like to learn more about this diverse and fascinating country or about investor immigration options, contact us today.


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    Vicky Katsarova

    A citizen of the world in every sense of the phrase, Vicky has done her fair share of traveling. Born and raised in Bulgaria, she spent 10 years living and working in Abu Dhabi before settling down with her family in Nova Scotia, Canada. And it’s only fitting for the CEO and founder of High Net Worth Immigration to be an avid globetrotter—her extensive travels have given her deeper insight and understanding into her clients’ needs.