Albena resort is one of the most popular places for holidays in Bulgaria. It is located only 12 km south-west from the town of Balchik and 30 km away from the city of Varna and its International Airport. The construction of the resort started in 1968 with remarkable and beautiful architecture composition. The resort was named after a character Albena from a story of the famous Bulgarian writer Yordan Yovkov and she is a symbol of the Bulgarian woman's eternal beauty.
Being modern and prestigious Albena is preferable also because of its marvelous nature combining wide beach line, 5 km long with fine sand, shallow sea bed, fresh breeze, tranquility and healing mineral water. There is a wide range of leisure facilities either for adults or for children. There are tennis courts, swimming pools, children playgrounds, water facilities, volleyball ground, indoor sport halls, hang-gliding, horseback riding, casino; also discotheques, bowling, bars and more than 100 first-class restaurants and fast food. The children can enjoy the amusement park with mini-roller coasters, children's disco, football pitches and water slide and you can hire bicycle, water wheel or jet motor. Interesting cascades, show programs with famous actors and attractive strolls either by land or by sea are organized for your leisure time. If you practice a water sport you can find suitable facilities and professional trainers. The resort offers two exclusive spa (Spa center Medika-Albena and Ralitza superior) and wellness centers and a modern medical center - each setting with its own special charm, providing the complete Spa- experience you deserve, accented with individual treatment and gentle service.
The Dobrudzha Hotel is equipped with a conference center that provides preparation, organization and holding of congress and business events and coordinates all activities associated with these events within the resort area. Albena hosts popular events like the International Children's Festival, the Golden Antennae Festival for musical and entertainment TV channel and a pop-rock festival.
Sight seeing around Albena
- The splendid biospheric reserve of Baltata is in the neighbourhood of Albena. It is located in the longose forest down the Batova River which passes by Albena and gives additional charm of the resort. The reserve is created in 1962 covering the area of 198 hectares. Part of this natural heaven stated a reserve in 1978. Some endangered species grow there - maple, poplar, elm-tree, birch, alder tree and liana bushes.
- The village of Obrochishte is near Baltata, 10 km away from Albena. There are some remains from an old dervish Muslim monastery near the village. One of the buildings was used as a mausoleum tomb. The other building was used as an inn from vagrant dervish monk. Local Christians pay respect to saint Atanas. They claim that the village has positive energy radiation.
- The village of Kranevo has healing climate. It is situated 2 km away from Albena. You could walk this short distance along an asphalt road through the freshness of Baltata forest or along the beach line with the breeze waving your hair. There are many rooms and hotels in Kranevo where you can book your holiday - it would be cheaper than a holiday in Albena and yet you could go sun bathing to Albena. Kranevo has a long historical heritage. You could find fortress walls ruins around Kranevo from different civilizations. The fortress Kranea had strategic importance for the defense of Balik's principality at the end of the 14-th century.
A popular holiday offer in Albena is the "all inclusive" one which includes all the services in a favorable price. If you prefer camping you could reside at the convenient camping sites Albena, International and Exotic. Visitors can choose between 43 modern hotels offering more than 20 000 beds and many amenities. Most of the hotels have swimming pools.
The specific sea climate is mild and pleasant. The tourist season starts in May and lasts till October. The air temperature in the summer is about 23-28 °C and 23-25 °C of the sea water.
Convenient transport is provided for the tourists - shuttle trains, horse drawn carriages, rental cars, taxis, regular bus lines to the nearest villages.