For most visitors, the port city of Burgas (sometimes written as ‘Bourgas’) is no more than a transit point for the more obviously appealing resorts and historic towns further up and down the coast. If you do decide to stop over, you'll find a lively, well-kept city with a neat, pedestrianised centre, a long, uncrowded beach and some interesting museums. A clutch of reasonably priced hotels, as well as some decent restaurants, makes it a practical base for exploring the southern coast, too.
Almost everything of interest in Burgas is within the compact city centre. The train station and the main Yug bus station are both located just south of the main pedestrian thoroughfare, ul Aleksandrovska, which runs northwards, via pl Troikata, to bul San Stefano. A few blocks up from the stations, another pedestrian street, bul Aleko Bogoridi, heads eastwards towards Maritime Park.
Nature lovers also come to Burgas for the four lakes just outside the city, which are havens for abundant bird life.