Things to know before visiting Bulgaria

You may struggle a bit to find useful information about Bulgaria before taking a decision to visit. Don't worry, I got you.

Bogdana Naydenova

All around Bulgaria


THe official language in Bulgaria is bulgarian. Majority of the young population speaks English so you will be able to get support from locals. You may stgruggle to find english-speaking people in the smaller towns/villages, but bulgarians are quite friendly and they will try to support you as best as they can.

Currency and way of paying:

The local currency in Bulgaria is BGN. In the capital Sofia, as well as other towns such as Plovdiv, Burgas, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo, etc, you will be able to pay by card at majority of the places. However, it is good to bring a small amount of cash with you just in case. There are also plenty of ATMs around the country


Is it safe to travel in Bulgari? Yes, totally. Bulgaria is one of the safest countries and it is even suitable for solo travelers.

There is one thing you need to be causius of though: some of our taxi drivers in the Capital, Sofia, sometimes tend to take advantage of the foreigh visitors and charge a lot more than they are supposed to. Order a taxi over the phone or download an app from one of the local companies "'Ok"" or "Yellow" to make sure you will have a taxi which will be tracked and there won't be a way to scam you.


You are not obliged to leave tips in Bulgaria. However, would be good to leave around 10% tip out of your total amount, if you are happy with the service.