Ten beaches on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast are offering free parasols and deckchairs this summer, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism.
Some of them are given in concession, and others – for rent, reports Monitor. The deal with dealers and tenants, like last summer, calls for the state to completely simplify the royalties they pay to the state, and in return provide shade and other amenities free of charge. Otherwise, the rule is that owners can choose by what percentage to reduce their payments to the state, but they must reduce prices by the appropriate percentage.
In the free shade are the beaches Varna – Bunite, Bourgas – north and center, Obzop-motel, Primorsko – central, camping “Nestinarka”, Aheloy, Atanacovska kosa, Tsarevo in the center.
Many other beaches have advertised prices without reduction. But the negotiation procedures with the state are still ongoing and it is possible that they will also lower prices from July.
However, this does not apply to Sunny Beach, where last summer the price for a set of two umbrellas and a lounge chair was reduced to 12 BGN, but this summer it is 15 BGN. Prices in the area are not low either. In Saint-Vlas, on the central beach, the parasol is at 10 BGN and the deckchair at 8.
On Ravda beach the price is 8 BGN for a parasol and a sun lounger. In Pomorie the prices are around 5 BGN for a parasol and a sun lounger. There are other beaches with relatively high prices. The price of the “Golden Fish” is 10 BGN and for a lounge chair you pay 10 extra. On the “Lozenets” beach the prices are the same. Ha “Saint Constantine and Helena” will cost between 4 and 5 levs. The “Albena” beach maintains the prices of last year, or BGN 1 for an umbrella and a lounge chair.
On the southernmost beaches, the prices are different. On Silistar, for example, the umbrella and lounge chair cost BGN 5 each. On Butamyata beach the prices are 5.50 BGN each.
In the Tsarevo region, prices also differ. If on the central beach and Popski umbrellas and deckchairs are free, on Arapya they cost 3.50 BGN each. In Lozenets only on the central beach the prices are 10 BGN each, otherwise at the “Oasis” campsite the prices are 6 BGN and the small beach of Lozenets – 2 leva each.