Lake Atanasovsko
Lake Atanasovsko
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MrsAngBurgess
Sheffield, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We travelled to Bulgaria from the UK as a family with 2 boys aged 12 and 8. We got a taxi here from Nessebar which cost 70 lev. This is an authentic Bulgarian experience with few tourists which we loved. In fact our hotel reception had little knowledge of the place. It cost us 5 lev entrance to bathe and float in the pink lake and subsequently cover ourselves in mud. There are showers available after for a small cost and a cafe serving snacks and drinks. All in all this was a fantastic holiday experience that I would recommend to others. Definitely a few hours well spent.
Written August 27, 2022
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PBTravelstheWorld
Lynden, WA391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Beautiful lake area with some trails that offer great bird watching. Very quiet and not many people around, but lots of birds and a very pretty area. There are a few story boards on some of the trails/dirt roads. Good place to take a long nature walk.
Written August 31, 2020
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Amy
Maribor, Slovenia20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
The lake is amazing, but the entrance is 2 leva, also toilets are 0,50 lv and showers I think 1 leva. There's is an eco mini bus driving from central beach to the lake, one way is 1,50 lv, they're driving very often through all day. Otherwise is around 2 km of walking or bicycling.
Written July 24, 2019
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Desislava
Plovdiv, Bulgaria569 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
The Atanasovsko Lake is one of the Burgas lakes. It covers more than 7,200 ha.,the lake is about 9 km long and 4.3 km wide. The natural coastline habitats have been converted into salt pans in 1906. The area under water has been divided into pools by dykes. The lake is only 30 cm deep, and its water is supersaline.
The Lake Atanadivsko is particularly known with the diversity of flora and fauna and is surrounded by swamps and canals that drain the whole local basin into the sea.The lake is home to over 230 species of plants, of which 7 endangered in Bulgaria.
This is one of the most ornithologically rich places in Bulgaria. More than 300 bird species have been identified, 12 of which are declared threatened by extinction on a planetary scale.
The lake's location also makes it part of Via Ponticabird migration, so during the autumn migration the number if birds is the largest.
The lake's north part is a nature reserve since 1980, while the smaller south part is mostly used for salt production and buffer zone to the reserve. The salt is produced in the traditional, environmentally friendly manner and has no negative effects on the inhabitants of the reserve.
A few of the pools located in southern section of the lake, full with mud and lye, are known as the biggest free outside “SPA centre” in the country. The black mud has been proved to relieve and cure various diseases, such almost entire range of skin diseases, arthritis, disc hernia, gynecological problems, plexitis, neurological diseases and etc.
The use of the the pools with medicinal mud, salt and lye is free of charge and for that reason people covered in mud can often be seen on the Burgas beach.
The easiest way to get to the pools with medicinal mud and lye on foot or by bike is to passes through Primorski park (The Sea Garden) of Burgas and following northwards.

Written May 31, 2019
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Arthur K
Burgas, Bulgaria64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
You can relax in the warm open-air pools whilst nature works on your skin and joints, then further enhance the results by daubing your body with black healing mud. I find it good for my joints.
Written July 28, 2019
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nomads
Florence, Italy7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
More unique than rare place.
Burgas is a small town that offers fantastic places like this, absolutely not to be missed.

We are on the Black Sea and the climate is nothing short of spectacular! Even in the middle of August

Lake Atanasovsko can be reached on foot, connected by the cycle path that runs along the sea, but if desired, with very few Lei, a small shuttle is also available which makes the route even shorter.

There is an entrance fee, but unfortunately it is not possible to pay by card, and there are no ATMs available nearby

Once inside you will find several saline pools, the first is exclusively dedicated to regenerating mud, which the locals continuously use as a skin care treatment, while further on there are two other pools where it is possible to bathe in surreal pink water , despite the shallow depth it is possible to enjoy swimming thanks to the high buoyancy given by the salt, which creates a carpet of crystals on the bottom of the lake

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Written August 28, 2023
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