Albena is one of the most beautiful sea resorts on the Bulgarian seaside . Albena is the place where the sea meets the sand . The resort is a delight to people of all ages. With the sand lines, and the crystal sea, Albena offers a pleasure to every taste. Albena is situated only 30 km away from Bulgaria’s sea capital Varna. The resort is remarkable for its 6-km long beach. It has over 14 900 beds in 43 hotels (2 to 4 stars), situated at the very beach or at the picturesque hills with exciting views of the sea and the “Balata” National Reserve. Hotels are equipped with all modern facilities: cable TV, telephone lines, restaurants, bars, Internet cafes, medical services, rent-a-car, congress halls, swimming pools, sports services, etc.
Greenwich time + 2 hours, Central European Time + 1 hour
220 V., 50 Hz.
You may contact the number you want by directly dialing the relevant country and area code from the phone in your room. By using a phone card you can make an international call from a public telephone too.
Passports & Visas:
No visas are required for the citizens of European Union and EFTA member countries to enter Bulgaria.
You may drop your post cards and letters at the Reception desk at your hotel or put them in the post boxes in the resort. Albena’s Post Office is situated in the central area.
Banks are opened Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will need your passport for cashing cheques or exchanging currency. There are also ATMs at some of the Albena hotels.
The main international credit cards are accepted at the big hotels, shopping centers, the car hire offices and some restaurants. The stickers on the shop-windows or at the hotel entrances will provide you with information as to which credit cards are accepted.
The Bulgarian LEV consists of 100 stotinki. All payments should be made in the national currency. There are bank notes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Lev, and coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 stotinki.
The exchange rate is fixed at 1 Lev = 1.9553 Euro. It is advisable the exchange of foreign currency to be made at change bureaus or at a bank.
Usually is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is also a 24-hour pharmacy. You will be provided with more detailed information at the reception desk in your hotel.
Tap water is chlorinated but completely suitable to drink. Still, better drink bottled mineral water.
All beaches are free. You will only be charged for using deckchairs and parasols.
Bulgarian, belonging to the Slavonic language group.
Majority — Eastern Orthodox; other — Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, etc.
- 1 January — New year’s Day
- 3 March – The National Holiday
- 12 April — Easter Monday
- 1 May — Labor Day
- 6 May — St. George’s Day
- 24 May — Cyrillic Alphabet and Slavonic Culture Day
- 6 September — Union Day
- 22 September — Independence Day
- 1 November – Day of the National Leaders
- 24, 25 December — Christmas
It is recommended to keep valuables and documents in the safe you will be provided at the hotel reception. In case of any loss or theft, please approach your guide. When going to the beach you are advised not to take documents, money or valuables with you.
The menu includes mostly dishes of both the Bulgarian and the European cuisine. Restaurants are usually open from 07.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Some of them may be open as long as there are guests.
Shops in the resort are open every day, including Saturday and Sunday. They work from 9 a.m. till 9 p.m.