The resort of Golden Sands is situated 18km north-east of Varna, 488km east of Sofia. It is bounded on the north by Kranevo and on the south by Chaika (Seagull) villa, and merges with the resort of St.St. Konstantin and Elena. It is the largest resort on the northern Black Sea coast.
The constant temperature of 27oC and microclimate of Golden Sands throughout the season, making it a wonderful place for having a rest and fun.
The resort of Golden Sands disposes of 61 hotels and 3 villas. The predominant hotel category is that of three-star standard. Most of the hotels have swimming pools and fitness halls, balneo-centers and exchange bureau.
There is a profusion of restaurants offering different kinds of specialties of the national and international cuisine. Folk-style taverns, snack-bars and cafeterias scattered all over the resort and along the coastline.
There are four particularly valuable mineral springs. Several balneotherapy and fitness centers have been established . Offers over 100 different kinds of medical services, combined with various treatment and recuperation programs.
The mineral waters, the warm sea and the wonderful beach as well as the marvelous deciduous wood turn the resort into one of the pearls of the Bulgarian coast. Its beach strip is 3,5 km long and 100 m wide at some places and is covered with fine golden sand.
The resort s natural factors are utilized here all year round - specific climate, clean air, ultraviolet radiation, sea water, abounding in salts and microelements, curative mud and different kinds of herbs.
In the immediate proximity of the resort is the interesting rock monastery called Aladja, part of the National Park Golden Sands.
The cultural heritage of the park includes monuments from Ancient times and the Medieval period. In the territory of the Natural park Golden Sands there are lots of historical monuments situated:
- Aladja Monastery – a medieval rock monastery (13 – 14 century), proclaimed a National monument of culture in 1957,
- Katakombite (“The Catacombs”), located 800 meters southwest of Aladja Monastery - a group of caves situated at 3 different levels,
- a Basilica and an ancient fortress dating back to 4 – 7 century in the place of Kaleto, and remnants of Slavonic settlement in the place of Kozgun cheshma.