The earliest document mentioning Bourgas was in 1502 and named it “Pyrgos”. The beautiful city of Bourgas is not only of great strategic importance, thanks to it in the city there are developed all kinds of transport (road, rail, air and water).
Port city, with its own international airport and very well-developed terrestrial infrastructure, Bourgas gives lots of possibilities for development of any industry. According to foreign investors the advantages of Bourgas are relatively well developed infrastructure, a fully completed port industrial point of view, good access to raw materials and the nearby refinery.
Bourgas Airport is situated in Sarafovo, 10 km from the city center. It is on second place in the country. In 2009 it served 1,704,634 passengers.
In 2013 has been completed construction of the highway connecting Bourgas Plovdiv and Sofia. Another highway projected will connect the Black Sea Bourgas and Varna.
Bourgas is a modern city. Along with modern architecture that can be found and preserved buildings from the early XIX century, Bourgas is home of celebrities, culture and art. The streets are landscaped, the parks are well maintained and looks beautiful. Some popular attractions of the city are Sea Garden, the Casino and also “the bridge” (pier for walking) which is built in the 80’s of last century.
- Sand Festival
Sand sculptures art exist since the ancient Egyptians. Nowadays, it has gained immense popularity with hundreds of competitions held worldwide. Over the years, artists are becoming more skilled and their works are even in the book of Guinness World Records. The first ever Sand Sculptures Festival in Bulgaria was held in July 2008 in Bourgas. It presented a world-renowned artists from Indonesia, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria. First festival of sand sculptures in Bourgas attracted over 15,000 visitors.
- Spirit of Burgas
The first edition of MTV Bourgas Spirit of Burgas Festival was held from 15 to 17 August 2008 and gathered thirty thousand music fans from Bulgaria, England, Poland, Romania and Turkey.
The first Spirit of Burgas will be remembered with a lunar eclipse and perfect sound. The festival was attended by a number of popular Bulgarian artists and groups. Spirit of Burgas is held every year in mid-August. The festival gathers audiophile territory of 58 thousand square meters, including stages, bars, VIP area, press area, dressing rooms for performers, dance areas and others.
- European Championship Olympic Class RS: X
From 10 to September 19, 2011 Bourgas will host the biggestsailing event organized so far in Bulgaria – European Championship Olympic Class RS: X.
In the prestigious tournament will take part sailors from 33 countries on 4 continents. The rules do not restrict players from outside the EU. So in Bourgas will be seen windsurfers from Hong Kong, Japan, USA and Australia. Tournament organizers are the Bulgarian Sailing Federation and the Municipality.
Sunny Beach is probably the most famous Bulgarian resort. It is located on the Black Sea coast, 42 km north of Bourgas and 434 km east of Sofia. Practically, the resort is on the whole territory between the resort of St Vlas to the north and the town of Nessebar to the south making these 3 resorts look like one. You will hardly find any borders between Sunny Beach, Vlas and Nessebar and they are all so different – Nessebar with its ancient history and roman remains, next to Sunny Beach with the 24/7 night clubs, pubs and 5-star hotels and casinos.
You can easily get here by car from Sofia, Varna and Bourgas only for a few hours away by road. In addition, car rental in Bulgaria offers you the opportunity to see more of Bulgaria’s beautiful nature. Construction of the resort began in 1958 at the site of two old wells, which in ancient times and Middle Ages provide water to Nessebar.
Currently, Sunny Beach built more than 120 hotels and two campsites, many restaurants, bars, discos, water sports and water park resort has become a popular destination due to the wide sandy strip, a warm sea with a flat sandy bottom and approximately 200 days of sunshine from May to October in combination with a fresh breeze.
Sunny Beach was awarded the prestigious Blue Flag prize for its environmental benefits of the coast were in the southern Black Sea coast. Clean sea water, air and sun, which carry absolutely no risk to the health of tourists, as well as architecture, adapted to the environment, peace and a lot of green space and the fact that automobile traffic is prohibited within the resort were just some of the reasons in favor of this prize.
This is one of the few places on the Black Sea coast, where you can still see real sand dunes – the most beautiful of them are located in the southern part of the resort.