Spas are not just about relaxation; many spa treatments even help you recover from various ailments. And if you are looking for one such spa, then Bulgaria is the place for you. One of the richest countries in Europe, Bulgaria is hoping to attract tourists by reviving its balneotherapy traditions. So if you wish to rejuvenate with some relaxing spa treatments, here is a list of some of the best and most popular spas in Bulgaria:
1. Velingrad: This spa resort is located away from the cities hustle bustle life and tucked away in the western Rhodope Mountains. Crowned the Spa capital of the Balkan’s, Velingrad boasts of 80 mineral springs, with the hottest one pouring water at some 93 degrees Celsius. The springs vary in their chemical content making their mineral water beneficial for treating different medical conditions ranging from kidney stones to gout. The resort, which is a favorite with tourists, is also a renowned resort for prophylactics of respiratory ailments
2. Sandanski: Located close to the Bulgarian-Greek border and situated at the foot of the Pirin Mountain in the southwestern part of the Balkan country, Sandanski is abundant in mineral springs and known for its mild climate. More than 80 low-mineralized springs in the region whose temperature varies between 42 and 81 degrees Celsius. What is more, the mild climate allows visitors to enjoy outdoor bathing throughout the year. Besides the cool climes, Sandanski is considered one of the best places for treating pulmonary diseases, especially bronchial asthma.
3. Hisar: Located in central Bulgaria, Hisar boasts of 22 natural springs. Hisar is trying to recover as a leading balneotherapy resort. Furthermore, Hisar is also known for treating ailments like different kidney, gastric, and urinary infections.
4. Pomorie: One of the leading spa resorts in Bulgaria, Pomorie, is known for its medical mud and mineral springs’ healing power. Only 20 km off the Black Sea city of Burgas, Pomorie has successfully combined balneotherapy and seaside tourism. Pomorie is known for the treatment of sterility, rheumatic, and skin conditions.
So the next time you think of spending your weekend at a luxurious spa resort, make sure you head to Bulgaria for some of the best treatments.