Burgas Salt lakes are definitely one of the hidden treasures of the Burgas area. Just a few kilometers away from the center of the famous Black Sea town, the salt lakes are an open air spa center, a free balneotherapeutic spot with undisputed therapeutic virtues, to discover absolutely.
This summer, we found our paradise in Burgas and sure we will come back often. In France, we do not find or hardly such places and this is what we like in Bulgaria, known around the world also for these natural spots and the multiple benefits to health. It is also one of those places that one discovers as if we were discovering another world, a treasure well guarded. In short, we wanted to write an article about the Burgas Salt Lakes but secretly we hope that this article will never be read outside Bulgaria in order to keep this corner of secret paradise.
Burgas Salt lakes are not only a place for industrial production of salt but an increasingly popular attraction for tourists in searching of authenticity, relaxation and well-being. A place we could never have discovered. Passing through Burgas a little by chance, and without a guide in pocket, we did not know exactly what to visit. We did not want to stay in town. Our first idea was to contact Andrey Andreev, one of the most popular Bulgarian photographers and a passionate Bulgarian blogger, to ask him. That’s how 20 minutes later, without any travel card, just his instructions about how to join, we were totally covered in therapeutic mud, feet in the rosé water at the Salt lakes of Burgas, 100% relax.
The salt lakes are located on the southern side of Lake Atanassov. You can get there by car by following the signs to ‘Solnitsi’ before reaching Sarafovo from Burgas or by bike along the beach from Burgas. To the right of parking, facing the sea, go to the left and join the red water basins accessible by a narrow wood bridge. If necessary follow the curists, they all go to the same place.
On the area, you can read a sign telling more about it :
“Black Sea lye has a proven medical effect – it is used for treatment and prevention of diseases associated with the locomotor mechanism, skin sores and wounds, varicose veins, and colds. It is recommended for treatment of osteoarthritis, arthritis, tendovaginitis, disc hernia, joint dislocations and sciatica. It is good to sit in the lye for no more than 20-30 minutes to avoid too much pressure on the heart.”
To cover yourself completely with therapeutic mud that you can pick up in the basins can also be highly beneficial for your health. «The essence of mud treatment is an overall impact on the entire peripheral nervous system which reduces swelling and pain, heals and reduces scars, enhance metabolism and regeneration processes ». Not the least, this therapeutic mud makes people look younger and more beautiful. I think that I will often come there. Then, « the mud can treat almost the entire range of skin diseases, arthritis, disc hernia, gynecological problems, plexitis. It is counter-indicative only for tuberculosis, venereal diseases and cancer.”
The red-rosé water offers the place a unique and incredible landscape, with a breathtaking view of Burgas which seems distant and peaceful. Come early in the morning to enjoy and avoid crowds. There is definitely no reason to deprive yourself of this incredible place.
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