The opening of the summer season for the Romanian Black Sea coast resorts is getting near fast.
The opening of the summer season for the Romanian Black Sea coast resorts is getting near fast. Official estimates say that over 60,000 tourists are expected at the seaside for the May 1st mini-vacation, by 15% more than last year. The most popular resorts, going by the number of reservations, will be Mamaia and Vama Veche, and for the fist time in the last few years, several thousand foreign tourists are expected, mostly from the UK, France and Germany. Let’s look today at some offers for vacationing at the Black Sea in Romania.
According to the Litoral Delta Dunarii Association general secretary, Mariana Gorbanescu, the seaside is for everyone:
“You can do balneal tourism on the Romanian Black Sea coast. We have plenty of places for treatment and relaxation. In terms of vacationing with children, we have many hotels, from Mamaia to Mangalia, which have tried to create special amenities for children. In Mamaia, the closest resort to the city of Constanta, we have hotels opening every year with facilities for children. Families take their kids to the seaside on vacation, and we have a lot to offer them. We also have plenty of clubs that understand they have to promote themselves, because they know the seaside is a major destination for both domestic and foreign tourists. They also make efforts to make themselves known.”
245 km long, with fine sand and 140 sunny days a year, the Romanian Black Sea coast with the tourist attractions around it, is the perfect holiday destination, even this early in the season. On May the 1st, the weather is always fine, and it will be so this year as well. Here is Mariana Gorbanescu:
“Usually people come to swim in the sea on May the 1st. After this date there’s plenty of accommodation, but the new wave of tourists come in on June 1st. All over the Black Sea coast there are companies who specialize in water sports and entertainment. Others organize trips to the surrounding areas. There are lots of historical vestiges. You can visit the ancient ruins of Histria, the Roman monument called Adamclisi, or you can go on a cruise in the Danube Delta. It is a full day trip, which includes lunch on the boat or at a waterside restaurant. It’s a great idea for people here on holiday. Then you have the Aqua Parks, one in Mamaia, and a new one in Eforie Nord. We also have a famous restaurant that organizes periodically a traditional music and dance show, and introduces tourists to the customs of traditional weddings, with traditional food. At the Murfatlar Winery you can taste the local wines. It’s a great trip. Foreign tourists in particular enjoy these last two places.”
Marius Usturoiu, general manager of a tourist agency, spoke especially about families with children:
“We opened the first Family Club in Romania on the Black Sea coast, a very successful project. If they stay with us, parents can set aside all worries about the kids. A seven-day vacation starts at 299 Euros per person, three star accommodation and four-star services. The package is all-inclusive, and the price is valid for the beginning and end of season. In full season, the price reaches 400 Euros per person, and includes theater shows, movies, games and beach games, sports competitions, swimming classes and various other activities.”
Cristina Basarab, brand manager for another agency, says that the Romanian seaside is for every category of tourists, with prices for all pockets:
“If tourists want a cheaper offer, just accommodation, without meals included, they can go to Jupiter, at a two star hotel, where they could pay even as low as 45 Euros for seven nights accommodation. The most sought after resort is still Mamaia, where a room in a four star hotel starts at 150 Euros, meal included.”
Once you get to the Black Sea, there is plenty of assistance you can get, says Mariana Gorbanescu:
“Foreign tourists come to us quite frequently for promotional materials, such as maps and information, because they want to take in as much as they can. If the tourist comes early in the season, when a dip in the sea is not the best idea, they hope to travel around as much as they can. We guide them, and put them in touch with the tourist agencies that can help. Most tourists getting to the seaside want to go to the Delta for at least one day. Last year we had visitors from Brazil, the United States, the UK, and a lot from France, Italy and Spain. I want to extend an invitation to everyone to come here and see for themselves the Romanian beaches and the Danube Delta. I guarantee that they will make a great impression of them, and will make them return.”
The invitation is in place. Make sure you book ahead, and don’t forget your camera. Until next time, with our next destination, we wish you good travels and good weather!