Amazing Albena holidays 2019 / 2020
Located on Bulgaria’s north-east coast, just over 30 minutes’ drive to the larger city of Varna, a holiday to Albena is ideal for those wanting to discover golden sandy beaches, a new culture and beautiful scenery. The resort is characterised by its many facilities and amenities, with most of the hotels offering activities, all-inclusive options and lots for little ones to do as well. Whether you enjoy lying by the pool or are looking for a cheap break in the sun spent exploring everything this area of Bulgaria has to offer, there’s something for you in Albena in 2019 / 2020.
Most popular hotels in Albena
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 3h 25m
When to go
(°C) Avg. High Temp
Albena’s top attraction is its beautiful stretch of soft golden sands, but there’s plenty more to be explored. Families will enjoy the many activities on offer, while foodies will love the restaurants. There are bars to visit in the evenings, as well as shops and even an Aquapark, perfect for little kids, big kids and those who are just young at heart. If you prefer adventure there are lots of water sports available on the beach, including jet skiing, parasailing and banana boat rides. And if you prefer to enjoy the unique culture of this region there are lots of day trips on offer as well.
Bulgarian cuisine is known for its love of meat, and a holiday to Albena is no different. Visit one of the steakhouses and enjoy delicious succulent dishes with local produce from the nearby farms, or try something lighter with fresh seafood from the Black Sea. If you like cheap eats there’s plenty to choose from here, or you could simply enjoy snacks and lunch brought straight to your lounger on the beach. If you prefer to splash out there are a few sushi bars, but it’s hard to spend too much money on holidays to Albena!
Families will love the vibrant atmosphere of a holiday to Albena, with plenty of activities for kids and grownups alike. One of the main attractions of the town is its water park, where you can make the most of the many water slides, try yourself on the almost vertical slide, or paddle with little ones in the shallower pool. Most of the hotels offer amenities and facilities for children, including kids’ clubs and kid-friendly pools, as well as menus catering to children and lots of fun activities throughout the day. Varna, the capital of the region, is just over 30 minutes’ drive away and offers plenty of things to do, including Museums and activity centres, as well as a Butterfly House and Amusement Park.
Action & Adventure
Prepare to be wowed by the many activities and sports on offer on your holidays to Albena. Hop on a jeep safari and journey through the stunning Batovo Forest, where you can see unique flora and fauna as well as pretty, remote cottages and plenty of other fascinating sights. Alternatively, hit the water and book yourself onto a boat trip. Here you can explore another side of the Black Sea and its pretty beaches and coves where you can swim, dive, fish and explore.
Head to the beach on your Albena holidays and simply spend your days soaking up the warm rays of the sun before diving into the Black Sea. This long stretch of beach is backed by purpose-built hotels and restaurants where you can enjoy delicious dishes and cooling cocktails before getting back to your lounger. Rent sun loungers and parasols or just stretch your towel out on the sand and watch the world go by. If you prefer to keep active on your beach holidays there is also a range of water sports on offer. Try parasailing and float up into the air behind a motorboat or race each other through the clear water on jet skis.
Bulgarians are famous for their love of dancing, bars and clubs. And Albena is no exception. Those who want to try a delicious range of wines from the region will find plenty of Bulgarian varieties, with international options on offer as well. Alternatively, try exotic cocktails, local beers and international varieties. In Albena, most of the restaurants stay open until late, while there are also beach bars where you can dance along the sands until the early hours of the morning, as well as a disco club, nightclub and more. For even more clubbing options, the cosmopolitan hub of Varna is just a short hop away and offers a vibrant and varied after-dark scene. If you prefer something more relaxed most of the larger hotels also have bars where you can enjoy a relaxing cocktail before heading to bed early.
Couples will enjoy the laid-back feel of holidays to Albena, mixed with a range of activities, plenty of facilities and a lively nightlife. Wander along the golden sands and find your perfect spot before settling down to watch the world go by. Make the most of the activities on offer and enjoy boat trips around the Black Sea, as well as parasailing, jet skiing and more. If you prefer to experience the rest of the area the town of Nessebar is close by and is home to 40 historic churches, located on a beautiful peninsula. Or simply stay in Albena and indulge in a range of treatments at the spa.
Bulgarian culture is full of surprises and there is plenty to be explored. Book a day trip on holidays to Albena and experience the stunning city of Varna and its many activities, or the pretty town of Nessebar which is located on a peninsula and home to 40 churches. Enjoy a traditional Bulgarian Fiesta evening and roast mushrooms over the fire, learn the country’s interesting stories and fairy tales, enjoy dancing, jokes, fire walking and try delicious Bulgarian food and drinks. If you consider yourself a wine buff or would just like to learn more there are plenty of wine trips and tours to try, into the beautiful countryside and the city of Varna. Or you could visit the Roman Baths of the city, try one of the many national history museums, or visit the cathedral and sea gardens. Whether you choose to be active or simply want to relax there are plenty of options on holidays to Albena.