The favourable geographical location and advanced transport infrastructure of
Bourgas are good prerequisites for development of tourism and trade.
Bourgas is not only an important industrial centre in the country, it has
also considerable resources for tourism. What attracts people here mostly
is undoubtedly the sea. The city is a starting point for visiting the
seaside resorts in the area - The Slantchev Bryag resort (Sunny Beach) and
The Elenite holiday village to the north and The Duni holiday village,
renowned for its unique architectural compostition, to the south. Art and
culture, together with propagation of cultural values is fostered by 7
state-owned and 11 municipal institutes. On the territory of Bourgas
municipality there are 2 universities and 4 colleges comprising more than
6200 Bulgarian and foreign students.