Albena is one of the most beautiful resorts on the Bulgarian coast and is located in northeastern Bulgaria, Dobrich region, located 12 km south of the town of Balchik, 30 km north from Varna international airport and 500 km northeast of Sofia. The beach is 5 kilometers in length and width of 150 meters.
Resort was officially opened on August 24, 1969.
The complex has many modern hotels, located so as to have a view to the beach and good sun exposure. About 90% of the tourists are foreigners.
Albena resort is suitable for family holidays and is relatively calm compared to the larger resorts such as Sunny Beach and Golden Sands. Only 10 kilometers away from Albena is situated in Balchik botanical garden containing unique plants and architectural palace and park complex, which is the residence of the Romanian Queen [Mary] in the early 20 th century.
Albena is the place where the sea meets the sand. The resort is a delight for all ages - rocky beaches, crystal sea, Albena offers something for everyone. The complex has over 14 900 beds in 43 hotels with two, three and four star hotel located at the beach with views to the sea and National Reserve "Balata". The hotels have all the necessary amenities: cable TV, telephone lines, restaurants, bars, casinos, internet room, medical services, rent a car, congress halls, swimming pools, sports and other services.
GMT time is + 2 hours, a central European time 1 hours.
Network voltage is 220 V, frequency - 50 Hz.
From the hotel phone can connect to the desired number by dialing appropriate country code and city. You can buy a phone card and public phone as GSM coverage map with all Bulgarian mobile operator.
Passports and visas:
Citizens of countries entering the European Union and EFTA do not need visas.
It is situated near the administrative building and is open every day from 8.00 am to 17.00 pm Cards and letters can leave the reception desk or play in the mailbox in the complex.
Banks are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 16.00 pm It is best to take your passport, you may want to exchange currency or payment of checks. Some hotels in Albena has ATMs.
In larger hotels, giving points for car rentals, some restaurants and shopping centers can take advantage of the major international credit cards. Information about which credit cards are accepted, you may receive from the stickers on the windows of shops and hotels.
Bulgarian currency is called LEV, which consists of 100 cents. All payments are made in the national currency. Notes are the emissions of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 leva, and coins - 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1 lev. It is desirable that foreign exchange can be done in cheyndzhbyuro, the reception of the hotel, airport or bank.
Operate from 8.00 am to 20.00 pm, daily, and there are pharmacies. For further information, contact the hotel reception.
Tap water is perfectly appropriate for drinking, but is highly chlorinated, so we recommend bottled mineral water.
All beaches are free for guests of the complex, only umbrellas and beach chairs are paid extra, and for guests in hotels in the complex are free.
Bulgaria's population is around 8 million in capital Sofia live about 1.5 million people in the sea capital Varna - 450 thousand.
The official language is Bulgarian, belonging to a group of Slavic languages.
The main religion in Bulgaria is Eastern Orthodox Christianity. There is also the population professing Islam, Catholicism, Judaism and others.
1 January - New Year
March 3 - National Day of the country
May 1 - Labor Day (Day of Solidarity working)
6 May - St. George's Day of Bulgarian Army
May 24 - Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture
6 September - Unification Day in Bulgaria
September 22 - Independence Day
1 November - Day of National Leaders
December 25 - Christmas
To feel calm enough, strongly, encourage you to keep valuables and documents in a safe at the reception desk of your hotel. In case of loss or theft, you are advised to contact the police or your guide. To avoid many problems, we recommend not to take with you on the beach documents, money and valuables.
Runs from 12.00 to 23.00 h, and some of them while there customers. The menu they attend both the Bulgarian and international cuisine.
The resort shops are open every day, including Saturdays and Sundays. Their working hours are from 9.00 to 21.00h.
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