Bulgaria has a unique geographical location in the far Southeast corner of Europe on the Balkan Peninsula. The territory of the country is rather small, only 111 000 km but it is situated at the crossroads of three bio-geographic regions. They are the Middle European forest, the Eurasian steppe, and the Mediterranean. This location with the huge variety of different landscapes - Black Sea, wide plains and steppes, rivers and lakes, valleys and forests, hills and mountains ensures a rich biodiversity. You can enjoy all four seasons, each one with its own character and color. Eco tourism has never been so variable and exciting.
It is hard to describe the astonishing culture, history and people of Bulgaria. The traditional life is best preserved in the numerous villages nesting in the mountains and plains. In many regions people still work the lands manually and their produce is ecological and tasteful. The old handcrafts are still handed over from generation to generation. Typical are the houses from the 18th and 19th century, which are built from wood and stone. Village life is tranquil, colorful and rich in emotions. In the picturesque villages people are already welcoming their first guests in comfortable guesthouses and family hotels.
Rural and eco tourism have big potential in small Bulgaria. There are several places in the country where one can explore great biodiversity, and experience warm hospitality in a Bulgarian house. The country can be divided in seven regions for rural and eco tourism, each with its own character and personal touch.