Albena resort is situated 30 km from Varna and 12 km from Balchik in the northern Bulgarian Black sea coast.
Beach and climate
Albena is located at a picturesque, ecologically clean gulf. Albena is a Blue Flag winning resort. It is remarkable for its 5 km long and 150 m wide beach, with fine sand and crystal clear, warm and calm sea water.
The tourist season in Albena resort lasts from May until October, when the use of the sea is guaranteed.
The average annual temperature is around +12°C. In summer the air temperature here is over 25°C and often reaches 29-32°C. The sea water temperature in June, July, August and September is 22-25°C. In the 3rd week of May the temperature of the sea water reaches 20°C, whereas at the end of October it drops down to 15-16°C.
The mineral water in Albena resoer has the temperature of 30°C. It features slightly mineralization and it is hydro carbonated. The water contains calcium, magnesium, sulphurous oxide compounds: 2.2 mg/ I, free hydrogen sulphide with pH 7.39, discharge of 2580I/ min. The curative mud features mineralization 65.8 g/kg, magnesium - 3.6 g/kg, sodium - 18.0 g/ kg, calcium - 1.1 g/kg. The water contains hydrogen sulphide - 0.6 g/kg, biologically active substances, trace elements - copper, iodine, strontium, manganese, molybdenum.
The hotels of Albena are situated in a park zone, either right on the beach or on the nearby hills, featuring panoramic sea views. There are approximately 43 hotels, 5 holiday villages and 1 campsite.
Bars and restaurants
Albena offers many restaurants, cafes, taverns, fast food, bars and clubs. Different types of cuisine is served - Bulgarian, Indian, Chinese, Italian, etc.
Albena offers several SPA centres with qualified medical staff, diverse SPA and medical treatments and procedures.
The resort offers varied cultural programs such as International Children's Fest, Coast of Hope Festival, Pop-rock festival, Golden Antenna Festival of Musical and Entertainment TV Programs, etc.
There are many concerts and symphony orchestras, contests for children's such as drawing on asphalt, puppet theatre. Jeep and photo safari, yacht trips, excursions and trips are offered, as well.
The national park of Albena is an ideal place for walking and bicycle tours.
At the disposal of holidaymakers are swimming pools, water skiing, jets, bowling alley, boat-driving banana and such sports as water skiing, underwater fishing, yachting, para-sailing, surfing, tennis, horseback riding, diving school, mini golf, beach volleyball, hang-gliding, aerobics.
For children are provided: an amusement park, water carting, fun fair, mini- trains, kids' discos, inflatable trampoline.
The Bus station is situated at 10 minutes walking distance from the center of Albena. Albena is connected by bus transport with such resorts as Balchik, Golden Sands, Dobrich, etc.
Albena offers the so called "Little Train" that is a wonderful way to get around the area. The train goes through Albena resort in 2 different routes.