Albena is one of the most preferred seaside resorts in Bulgaria, visited from many tourists every summer. The resort is one of the oldest and well established in Bulgaria with a long history, dating back from 1969. For 50 years Albena has become the favourite summer resort for many people, due to its perfect beaches, beautiful nature and good facilities and amenities for tourism.
The convenient location of the resort to Varna Airport makes it easily accessible and preferred by everyone. With Bulgaria Transfers you can reserve fast and easy your airport transfer to any hotel in Albena. We offer the best rates for a private transfer (32 £ / car) from Varna Airport to Albena. Get your quote here:
If you have ever wondered if it's worth to spend the summer vacation in Albena, find out here some interesting things to do there!
Things to do in Albena:
#1 Relax on the beach
Albena has some of the best beaches in Bulgaria, covered by fine golden sand. The beach strip has a length of 5 km and a width of 150 meters. The average summer air temperature is 28 ° C, and a crystal blue sea water 25 ° C. Albena resort is suitable for family holidays. It is relatively calm, compared to the larger resorts such as Sunny Beach and Golden Sands. If you are looking for a peaceful relaxing holiday for family with children, adults or seniors, Albena is the right choice!
#2 Beach library
One of the most interesting things, you can do while staying on the beach is taking advantage of the beach library in Albena. For your convenience, you can find 3 libraries on the beach in the resort. The first is located in the central part of the beach, the second - between the hotels “Gergana” and “Slavuna”, and the other one - in front of “Kaliakra Hotel”. The beach library in Albena is the first of a kind in Europe, opened in 2013. It has a total of over 6000 books (in 15 languages) that you can borrow for free. You can leave your own books in the library and encouraged the cultural exchange as well to introduce the literature of your country to the other tourists. When relaxing on the beach in Albena you have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Bulgarian book “Albena” (translated into 6 languages) and explore the wealth of Bulgarian literature.
#3 Aquapark in Albena
A day spent in the aquapark is the perfect way to experience more fun and adrenaline. Aquapark “Aquamania” is a good place not only for children but as well for young people and adults. It’s opened from 15-th of June until 15-th of September. Free unlimited entry is granted for the guests of some hotels in Albena: “PrimaSol Ralitsa Superior”, “PrimaSol Ralitsa Superior Aquaclub” and “Vita Park Hotel”.
#4 Sport for everyone in Albena
Additional advantages of the resort Albena are its good sports facilities. “Sports Center Albena” offers some of the biggest sport and recreational possibilities in this part of the world, often compared to Turkey, Cyprus and Western Europe, but the prices are much more reasonable. You can combine the relaxing vacation with sports activities such as football, tennis, water sports (water sliding, surf and windsurf, water biking, water skiing, kayaking), beach golf, beach tennis, beach football and volleyball, beach yoga. Some of the best golf courses in Bulgaria are located in the area: "Black Sea Rama", "Lighthouse Golf Resort" and "Thracian Cliffs". World, European, Balkan and national championships have been annually organized. There are also Chess Academy and bridge tournaments.
The variety of water sports, attractions and playgrounds makes Albena a favourite place for everyone.
#5 SPA and wellness holiday in Albena
Summer resort Albena offers a unique combination of marvelous sandy beach, fresh air breeze with mineral waters and perfect conditions for a wellness holiday. There are 3 exclusive Spa & Wellness Centers - each setting with its own special charm, providing the complete Spa- an experience that makes your holiday unforgettable:
- “Elements SPA” in “Flamingo Grand Hotel” - is the newest and most luxurious 5* wellness centre in the Albena resort;
- “SPA Center Medica” in “Hotel Dobrudja” offers wide range of services, traditional physio-therapeutic methods, combined with the latest wellness trends and cosmetic therapies;
- “Ralitsa Superior SPA Center” is a four-star boutique Spa that offers a rich variety of facilities and treatments: baths with mineral water, enriched with micronized seaweeds, herbs and essential oils, Jacuzzi, special rooms for thermo-therapy, sauna and steam bath, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym.
#6 The wines of Albena
When staying in Albena resort, you have the chance to taste its own wines. The vineyards of Albena are situated near the village of Kranevo, called by the ancient Romans “Geranium”, which means “Health” translated from the Latin. The wines of Albena are produced from white grapes - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Muscat Petit Gren etc. The wines are served in all hotels in Albena and are perfect souvenir for friends and family when coming back from summer holiday in Bulgaria
#7 Explore the stunning nature
One of the most beautiful nature reserves in Bulgaria "Balata" is located in Albena. It is unique for Europe with its numerous plants and the animals typical for the area. Near Albena, you can enjoy the Botanical Garden in Balchik as well the beautiful scenery of Cape Kaliakra. Actually how nature around you is incredible. When travelling in the area, you cannot be indifferent to the breathtaking views of the lavender, sunflower and green fields! Learn more here and reserve online the most popular excursion in the area: Balchik - Kaliakra & Coastal Trip
The wonderful combination of professional sports facilities, modern hotels with high-quality SPA and wellness services and incredible nature makes Albena attractive destination for a summer holiday for many tourists.
Are you still wondering, which is your next summer destination?