Are you one of those tourists who think there’s nothing like chilling in the spa of the hotel after a long day of sightseeing ? If the answer is yes, you are probably wondering what the destination of your next spa trip should be. Our top 5 Spa Resorts in Bulgaria will seduce you.
In this Balkan country rich in natural mineral springs, herbs and muds with healing properties you can have a truly pleasant European spa holiday. And if you don’t trust what we are saying, take a look at 5 of the top Spa resorts in Bulgaria, which will surely make you change your mind and come here for a fantastic spa experience.
Kyustendil – The town of baths
Kyustendil is a town in the western part of Bulgaria and a famous balneology resort. In ancient times it was known as « the town of baths ». Nowadays, its mineral water is used mainly for medical treatment of different types of gynecological, traumatological diseases and traumas. If you go to Kyustendil a good place to stay in is the Strimon Garden SPA Hotel, a luxurious hotel offering various spa procedures.
Hisarya – The rehabilitation center of the Roman Empire
Hisarya is a small town in central Bulgaria. It has been well-known for its mineral water resources since the times of the Roman empire when it had been used as a spa rehabilitation center for the Roman soldiers.
But the resort is still a preferred place for spa tourism. The secret of its ever-lasting touristic importance is that Hissarya combines the peace of the country with the incredible health properties of its mineral waters. An excellent hotel in the town is the Hissar spa hotel.
Velingrad – The place with the purest mineral water in Europe
This town, located at the Rhodope Mountains is famous for its numerous springs of mineral water with different composition and healing properties. Also, Velingrad is the only European Spa resort with negative ionization of the air during minimum 8 hours every day. A process which ensures the rejuvenation of the body cells and makes Velingrad an extremely healthy place. Furthermore, the waters there contain no dangerous substances, something not to be seen elsewhere in Europe. There are many different hotels in the town but I would recommend the Balneo Complex & Spa Aquatonik because of its large spa center.
Bankia – A spa paradise near the Bulgarian capital
Another amazing spa resort is Bankia, a small town near the capital Sofia. The mineral water there is suitable for the treatment of cardiovascular and neurological diseases. Bankia has 40 mineral springs and hosts a lot of spa hotels that offer a fantastic spa experience to the residents of the capital and its guests.
Varshets – The town of the first spa in Bulgaria
Varshets is located in the western part of Stara Planina and was founded around a mineral spring. Like the other spa resorts, this town is ancient, and dates back to the 6th century AD. Although today, Vurshets is not as popular as the other resorts, it is still a unique place. Not only due to the fact it hosted the first spa in Bulgaria in 1910 but also because you can feel the spirit of the early twentieth century preserved in some of the buildings. Moreover, the fresh air and the healing water are good for treating eye and skin diseases. So, if you happen to go there, one of the best hotels you can stay in is Hotel Medicus.
We hope that this information has been useful and you are already planning your trip. There’s no doubt that you will have a pleasant time relaxing in the beautiful Bulgarian nature while enjoying some of these great spa resorts.