Ravda is a small seaside town in southern Bulgaria, just 22 km from the airport in Burgas.
Good climatic conditions and the proximity of the historic town of Nesebar (nicknamed the suburb of Nesebar), make
Ravda a popular place in the Black Sea region.
In recent years, Ravda has grown to become a very popular resort. Its sandy beaches have a gradual
entrance to the sea. It’s a peaceful place for people who want to avoid the lively tourist centres.
There are two beaches. Both are sandy and with a gradual entrance to the Black Sea.
The southern beach is shorter but wider, its dominant feature is the old pier. The main beach is narrow and very long.
Some stretches on both beaches are organized and you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas.
There is also a range of water sports on offer.
If you long for the busier life of the larger towns, regular and cheap local transport makes it easy to get to Sunny Beach (6 km) or the nearby historic town of Nessebar (5 km). The ancient town of Nesebar has been part of the UNECSO list since 1983.
In Ravda, however, apart from the renowned discos, you will find perhaps everything more and less essential. While Sunny Beach is the Bulgarian Las Vegas, where it’s alive day and night, nightlife in Ravda is more subdued. The centre consists of a long main street (called Makedonia), followed by Nesebar Street, full of shops, restaurants, cafes and a few larger bars that usually close around midnight.
People who want to party and dance until dawn can take a bus or taxi just to Sunny Beach. Bus lines run every 20 minutes towards Sunny Beach and every 30 minutes towards Burgas.
The advantage of Ravda is the low prices of food and alcohol compared to larger towns, as well as other bargain shopping opportunities.
You’re sure to love the local ice cream, for which you don’t pay for each scoop, but for the actual weight.
For families with children, a big draw is the largest water park in Bulgaria called Aquapark Nessebar, located just 3 km from the centre of Ravda.