Bansko is located in the southwestern parts of Bulgaria and it is famously known as the birthplace for the well known Bulgarian revival movement. The town is relatively small and getting around is quite easy and walking around to the various destinations is nice. Taxi services are also quite cheap and readily available but you should reach an agreement for the price well in advance with the taxi driver. During the winter season, Bansko is always a hub of tourist activities as it attracts a large number of backpackers. Even though attractions are not as many as such in this part of Bulgaria, the town is still worthy a visit and has quite a lot to offer tourists.
Visiting Bansko during a nice day is a vacation dream comes true for you. If the visibility is good, you are bound to catch some good views of the surrounding beautiful mountains and you will find it exceptionally good if you take a lift to the good ski tracks. Regardless of whether you are able to ski by yourself or not, you should make a point of getting to these ski tracks as they are just awesome.
One of your must stop destination is the Belitsa Bear Park which is located just a few km from Bansko. This sanctuary is has been designed to house the bears that were forced out to dance previously. The park sits on a large park that has several large enclosures that make it possible for the bears to freely roam all over and interact peacefully. If you are to visit the bear park, make sure that you have some good walking shoes.
Bansko is one of the best skiing destinations in Bulgaria especially during the winter season. During summer time, the place acts as a notable hiking destination. However, skiing at the resort is best suited for the beginners and more advanced skiers are bound to easily become bored. In addition, the runs are rarely groomed and you should be well knowledgeable of this as well. Nevertheless, enthusiastic snow boarders and skiers are going to find Bansko Bansko skiing to be very useful. It is also highly advisable that you avoid visiting the town during school holidays as it is usually very crowded and you might fail to enjoy the beauty of it. Also, during the famous skiing world cup, most of the runs are usually closed and you might not be able to enjoy your vacation.
Rather than carrying your skiing gear which can be quite inconvenient, it would be a much better idea to just rent the gear which you can get at a discounted price. Besides skiing, Bansko still has a lot more to offer such as the famous Bansko Jazz Festival that is held right in the town. Most travelers also go for hiking in the Pirin Mountain which is just a short distance from the city. Finally, My Bansko is a free production movie that is open for everybody in town.