Situated on the Black Sea in the beautiful coastal private resort of Albena, the place where the sea meets the mountains. We are just 30 km away from the port city of Varna. Our Camp complex is located in the spectacular natural park area of Baltata Nature Reserve, a unique combination of preserved nature and a modern tourist resort providing different forms of recreation and ecotourism.
The Baltata Reserve covers the lowest stream of Batova river, right by the resort of Albena. The reserve is located at a distance of about 11 kilometers from Balchik, with an area of 183.2 hectares. Baltata covers the northernmost parts of Europe’s dense forests, where many tree species can be seen, such as White Poplar (Populus Alba), Field Maple (Acer campestre), Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa), etc. The region is home to more than 260 species of higher plants, 28 of which are protected. The dominating grass species are Hyacinth (Hyacinthus), Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa), Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis), etc.
The territory of Baltata is also home to 36 mammal species, 15 amphibian species and 16 fish species. More than 180 are the bird species, established in the region. Some of them are the Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea), Green-headed Goose (Anas platyrhynchos), Mallard (Grus grus), etc.; over 90 of them are nesting birds.
Varna’s origins date back almost five millennia. However, it wasn’t until seafaring Greeks founded a colony here in 585BC that the town became a port. The modern city is both a shipyard and port for incoming freighters and the navy. It is also a Riviera town visited by tourists of every nationality. It is a superbly cosmopolitan place and a nice area to walk through too. Baroque, turn-of-the-century, and contemporary architecture pleasantly blended with shady promenades and an attractive seaside garden.
Near the port of Varna, the oldest gold treasure in the world (dated from 4,500BC) was found In 1972; an ancient necropolis with 280 tombs and 3,010 golden objects were located weighing over 6 kg altogether. This historical jewelry is displayed inside the Archaeological Museum, along with Greek, Roman and Ottoman antiquities. According to experts, it is the oldest processed gold ever to be found in Europe.
Today, Varna is the largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It is a major tourist destination, a business and university center, and seaport. Because it is a close neighbor to the popular coastal resorts of Golden Sands, Chaika, St. Constantine & Helena, and Albena, Varna has a quirky, yet cosmopolitan atmosphere. Varna is also the host city of numerous prestigious cultural events.
The city itself is nestled in the Bay of Varna, in a deep valley between the Frengen Plateau and the Avren Plateau. The city’s structure resembles an amphitheater as it follows the curves of the Bay of Varna and is surrounded by gardens, vineyards, and groves.
Varna lies on the same latitude of the famous Atlantic Resorts Bayonne and Biarritz in France, on a large, flat and high terrace on the northwestern most curve of the bay which just 7km inland.
Albena is a Blue Flag winning resort, located in a picturesque and ecologically clean gulf on the northern Bulgarian Black Sea coast, situated at the very beach or at the picturesque hills with exciting views of the sea and the “Balata” National Reserve. Temperate continental climate, vast sand beach, clean sea without any dangerous animals - your guarantee of wonderful conditions for seaside holidays.
It is a popular tourist destination, drawing many visitors from Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, Scandinavia, France, Central and Eastern Europe, the Persian Gulf, Israel, and other countries. The sand is nice and fine-grained. The sea bottom descends slowly at a small inclination and you can go deep in the sea, even if you can not swim. Albena is a nice place for those of you, who like baking in the sun, but can not bear summer heats and frequent rains.The complex offers a great unity of architecture and natural environment.
With marvelous sandy beach, fresh air breeze, mineral waters and curative mud, Albena is truly a special place where natural energy and beauty are restored and a sense of well-being is created. This alone has made the town one of the most popular tourist spots in Eastern Europe.
The Youth Camp Hotel Brigantina has 25 two-story cabin style houses. Each house has 3 rooms with 2 beds, offering everything that is needed for a comfortable, pleasant and calm environment. There is one bathroom with shower per house; 2 big closets, a sofa and a table, air conditioning, private patio with a table and chairs, WI-fI connection. Houses are cleaned daily, and linens are changed once a week.
Individuals will have three full meals per day - breakfast, lunch, dinner and an afternoon snack. There are many options to choose from which include various specialties of Bulgarian, European and American cuisines. Juice, water and tea available with meals.