Thirsty travellers gulp Devin's waters long before they set foot in town. The name of this placid mountain town is emblazoned on one of Bulgaria's bottled water brands, and its famed mineral springs entice bathers and curists for a long soak. Spa hotels ably meet the demand, but otherwise the town is tranquil to a fault: there are few standout attractions and restaurants.
Still, this sleepy town, clasped by spruce forests, is a good base for exploring two of the Rodopi Mountains' major caves: Trigrad and Yagodina. Luxuriant spa treatments and a fragrant ecotrail provide further excuses to dawdle in Devin.