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24 March 2020

Weather in May in Bulgaria


The Bulgarian sea coast offers the opportunity of a great, peaceful and wholesome holiday experience. It is quite versatile and offers different experiences throughout the holiday season. This largely depends on the timing you choose for your holiday. In the beginning, the peak and the end of the holiday season have their definite pros and cons and each of them offers a great experience.


 Weather in May in Bulgaria


The timing depends largely on your needs and your ideas of a perfect holiday. As you have probably already figured out the 3 main periods of the holiday season in Bulgaria have some distinct features that distinguish them from the other 2 periods. This is the exact reason we’ve decided to provide you all of the information needed to make the best choice and book your holiday in our private villa for rent in the best possible time.


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Each of the three holiday periods has its advantages and even some disadvantages but each of them offers a great holiday experience that is full of possibilities and chances to experience Bulgaria at its finest. Do not miss them!

Family Holiday Villas with pool near Sunny Beach

 Holiday villas in May in Bulgaria


In this article, we are going to talk about the very beginning of the season – May. The first and calmest and most peaceful days of the entire summer season. If you would like to know about what the holidays at the peak of June and September tend to be like – check our articles that provide further information on the topic.


 Weather in May in Bulgaria


May is probably the best time to come to the Bulgarian Seacoast for those of you who are after a chill and a calm holiday experience. In May there is some lack of activities in comparison with the high summer season, but that does not mean you miss on all that is important – sunbathing and fun on the beach. The weather in Bulgaria is May is already perfect for any of the beach activities you might want to indulge yourself in.

Average May temperatures in Bulgara

 Weather in May in Bulgaria


The temperatures are already reaching around 25 degrees and the temperatures on the water are about 21 degrees. If that doesn’t sound appealing enough – the sunrays in May are a lot weaker than those in the peak of the season – so it is still quite hot but you get the advantage of weaker UV rays. And weaker UV rays simply means that you might stay for a whole long day at the beach and never get a sunburn. That is especially important for families with children and elderly tourists.


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No matter if you stay on the beach or decide to spend a peaceful day near your private swimming pool next to your private villa for rent – you are most probably not going to suffer any of the unpleasant effects of the sun. Another great thing to keep in mind is that during this time of the year the nature near our private holiday villas for rent near Sunny Beach and Burgas is still blooming and everything is green, fresh and really beautiful.

Our holiday villas for rent are one of the best places to spend your May holidays since you can enjoy both the seaside and nature. Taking hikes and exploring the area of the village of Bryastovets might also be a great addition to your holiday. For those of you who are willing to spend their holiday in complete relaxation, we can offer peaceful days on the beach. Of course, you can always catch a perfect tan by yourself by sun-bathing around the crystal-clear swimming pool or enjoy the day on the porch of your villa with a good book. It is important to note that we have made sure that the water in our private swimming pools is already hot enough with a temperature of 26 degrees or above. So it can be used by even our very first guests for the season.

Average Seawater temperatures at Sunny Beach

 Weather in May in Bulgaria

And while the days are really warm and it is easy to sense the upcoming heats, the nights still tend to get a lot colder than expected. To some of you, this may sound like a bad thing, but in reality, it is great bliss. We have all had difficulties falling asleep in the summer heats and we most definitely wished for a way to combine healthy and calm sleep during the night with a great holiday experience during the day. Well if you have ever had these thoughts then you will enjoy a holiday in May.

There are some more outstanding advantages of being a tourist in the very first days of summer. You will not believe how cheaper is everything in May. Every service – transport(taxis), food, rental cars, gas, rents – they are all a few times cheaper than, for example, in the middle of July. But while everything is cheaper it is important to note that not all of the establishments – hotels, bars, and restaurants are open yet. This should not be much of a problem since a lot of the local places are open all year round. And as May reaches its end more and more places will open its doors for customers and tourists.

Another great advantage of this holiday period is the lack of crowds. If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet and chill time then you should probably pick this period or late September. It is usually really not crowded in the resort. There is not much of hustle and bustle and you will have the opportunity to walk freely and explore a lot of new outstanding places that would otherwise be filled with other tourists looking to take a photo or simply walk around. Places like the old Nessebar are really nice to visit at this time of the year. Because the ancient city has narrow streets and it usually gets packed with people at the peak of the summer in Bulgaria. If you take a walk there in the calmer months of the holiday season you will have more time to explore the picturesque streets and places of interest. The Bulgarian seacoast has a lot to offer in terms of historical sites and interesting and unique attractions. There are some really beautiful, charming little coastal towns apart from Nessebar that will make you fall in love.


If you have been to Bulgaria before, then you probably know that some small local markets offer to produce – locally grown and handpicked. At this time of the holiday season, there is a huge variety of authentic delicious vegetables and fruits for sale on the local market. You can try some of it on the best prices for the entire season. The opportunities are limitless. As the month progresses more are more shops, stores, diners, and restaurants will open. By the end of the month, the seaside attractions such as scuba diving, jet-skiing, etc. should also start popping up.

If you are looking for some other way to fill your May holiday with amazing activities – we can always suggest a hike in nature – it is the perfect timing for such an activity. The weather in Bulgaria in May is just right. It is not too hot so a hike near the shades in the Bulgarian mountains will be an amazing and refreshing experience. Those of you keen on history and archeology might consider visiting some of the key sites in Bulgaria. The warm but not dangerously hot weather will provide for a more wholesome and pleasant experience without the extreme heats and the dangers that come from them. Keeping in mind that your visit is taking place at the start of the holiday season it would be an affordable thing to travel around – renting a car to explore many tourist attractions the seaside has to offer. In May the entry fees and well the prices of car rental and gas are usually way cheaper so it would be a cost-effective activity as well.

Sunny Beach during July and August – It’s so crowded!

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Another great way to spend your holiday in May is by exploring the cultural sites in the country or even visiting our neighboring countries. Istanbul, for example, is just a few hours away but it also has some really interesting and unique activities to offer. If long-distance traveling is not your cup of tea, you can always stay in the comfort of your private holiday villa for rent and make the most of your stay here. All of your facilities will be open to you from the very start of the season. You can relax on the premises (it is important to note that the area around our villas is completely safe for children and is perfect for family holidays), sunbathe near the pool and even have a great barbecue with some of the fresh Bulgarian produce you found on the market.

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Many tourists value Bulgaria as a travel destination not only for its outstanding nature and holiday possibilities but also for its shopping opportunities. Many tourists that come to Bulgaria are amazed by the lower prices of clothing, accessories, and textile in general. Usually, shopping is seen as an activity that is typical for women but no one can resist the low prices on the Bulgarian market. And it is no surprise that they are a lot lower in May. You can find a great bargain for near half the price if you decide to stroll the shops at the seaside in May.

One thing you might be disappointed about is the lack of nightlife that makes Bulgaria such a famous party destination. In May there is not a lot to be seen and visited in terms of events and amazing parties. There are naturally some clubs that are open for tourists from the start of the season but they are not too many and might not give you a clear idea of what Bulgarian nightlife is like. But despite that May is one of the best times to come to the Bulgarian seaside.

If the abundance of nightlife opportunities is not what you are looking for and if a cheap, great holiday is what you desire then a holiday in May is just the thing for you. With the peace and serenity and great prices for food and services – the beginning of the holiday season will be everything you’ve wished for and even more.


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If you are still uncertain if this is the right time for you, two more holiday options might be interesting for you. The other two periods – the peak and the late days of summer also have a lot to offer if you are willing to take advantage of it.

The weather and holiday conditions in the three distinct periods of the holiday season in Bulgaria offer different types of holiday experience. But one thing is for certain. No matter which one you choose you will have an unforgettable holiday. Our holiday villas for rent offer some outstanding opportunities to enjoy the perfect weather conditions. The beautiful nature that surrounds our villas will provide for your better relaxation in peace and serenity.

If you are looking for a calm and cheap holiday – definitely choose May or September. If you are looking for a more dynamic experience with lots of different attractions, places, and events to visit – then you most definitely should come in the peak of the season – in July or August. It is all a matter of choice and no matter what you decide, our holiday villas for rent will provide the perfect accommodation for you, your family and friends.

Bulgaria has a lot to offer in terms of both mountain and sea tourism so if you have come to Bulgaria in May make sure you take a week to enjoy the blooming nature, the pristine coastline and sparkling blue waters that are already expecting their first waves of tourists for the season. We would be more than happy to welcome you to our private holiday villas near Sunny Beach at any time of the summer holiday season.



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