The natural treasures of Burgas are undoubtedly one of the reasons for the city to be a preferred place of relaxation for people from around the world. “The sea bring together all things from afar” – this thought of John Exarch seems to have been written about Burgas. Wherever you look at it, Burgas is surrounded by water – both sea and fresh. To the east is the Black Sea, to the west of the coast there are three lakes – Burgas, Atanasovsko and Mandrensko Lakes – the form the larges complex of seaside lakes in Bulgaria and are declared protected natural territories. The Burgas Bay has one of the longest beach strips with a fine golden sand, gradually deepening sea level, a calm and clean water, light and pleasant breezes. There are around 140 different types of fish in the Burgas Bay. One of the largest air “highways” of migrating birds of passage in the whole of Europe – Via Pontica passes over the Burgas lakes. There are up to 300 000 storks flying over the city every year during the autumn migration. During their migration period, this is also the place with the highest concentration of Pink and Dalmatian pelicans, reed warding birds and hundreds of other bird species, some of which are protected.
15 km away from the city centre is another natural treasure – the Burgas Mineral Springs – one of the oldest mineral springs with water temperature of 41.5°C. To the south of Burgas is the largest Bulgarian nature park – Strandzha.