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Top 6 FAQs travelers to Bansko ask.

Visiting us anytime soon? Here are the top 6 FAQs travelers to Bansko ask.


It’s the busiest Summer ever so we’ve compiled a list of the most popular FAQs holidaymakers ask. This list will definitely come in handy if you plan on visiting us anytime soon – and we hope you do because the Balkan Jewel Resort & Spa is a perfect getaway during all seasons for all sorts. Of course, if you have any more questions to add to our list give us a shout, drop us a line or chat with us on here. Our friendly team is excited to hear from you and help you plan your trip!



FAq's about Bansko

1. What time zone is Bulgaria on?

Bulgaria is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Meantime (GMT). From the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October, Bulgaria observes Daylight Saving Time (DST) and is 3 hours ahead of GMT.


2. Is WiFi widely available in Bulgaria?

It sure is! WiFi is widely available in Bulgaria and can be found in many of the country’s restaurants, bars, cafes and of course at the Balkan Jewel Resort & Spa too!


3. What sort of plugs do I need for Bulgaria and what is the voltage?

Standard voltage is 220 volts, AC 50Hz. Primary sockets generally require European plugs of the two round-pin variety. We recommend that you pack a universal travel adaptor. It will definitely come in handy!


4. What is the currency in Bulgaria?

Although Bulgaria is part of the EU, it is not part of the Eurozone. The official currency of Bulgaria is the Bulgarian lev. One lev is made up of 100 stotinki (in denominations of 10, 20, and 50).  Some prices are often published in euro, but this is simply to make things easier for visiting guests.


5. What souvenirs are good to shop for in Bulgaria?

Pottery is one of the oldest crafts in Bulgaria and the Troyan style is considered exemplary with ceramics widely available. Rose oil and water are also very popular Bulgarian exports and can be purchased in pretty souvenir bottles. As a devoutly Christian country, Bulgaria produces religious icons of all sizes and quality available in gift stores attached to churches.


6. Is it standard to tip in Bulgaria?

Tipping is standard practice in Bulgaria and travelers should aim to tip around 10% of the total bill in a restaurant.

BONUS! Wondering what the food like is in Bulgaria?

Bulgarian cuisine is typical of the cuisine found in southeastern Europe with salads favored for appetizers and a love of soups and pastries. Dairy products feature prominently with yogurt and cheese used in many of Bulgaria’s most popular dishes. The diverse geography and climate of Bulgaria allow a wide range of herbs, spices, and vegetables to thrive and such ingredients are used to great effect in Bulgarian cuisine including chubritsa a herb similar to oregano and used liberally in soups, stews and breads. The Balkan Jewel Resort & Spa’s culinary team designs exquisites menus while our sommelier has carefully crafted beautiful wine lists that will make dinner time your favourite part of your day.


Have any more questions? Get in touch

You have the questions and we have all the answers so let’s connect! Get in touch with the Balkan Jewel Resort & Spa team and they’ll be happy to help. Oh and tell them that you’ve heard that we have some super special offers and they’ll tell you all about what we have up our sleeve,

Happy holidays!


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