Is there ever a bad time to visit hot springs? We don’t think so! Luckily there are quite a few hot springs near Bansko and in Bulgaria in general. If you ask us, thereโ€™s nothing better than a relaxing evening sitting in a hot spring after a full day skiing or hiking in the Pirin Mountains.

Bulgaria, in our opinion, is a very underrated country when thinking about natural thermal pools. Did you know that Bulgaria is one of the countries in the world with the most natural hot springs? Neither did we!

There are a few hot springs in Bansko in some of the hotels and resorts but some of the ones we share are a short drive away in some of the neighbouring towns. Actually, Dobrinishte in Banya has some of the best hot springs in the area and thatโ€™s usually where we go. More on this below ๐Ÿ™‚

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5 hot springs worth visiting while you’re in Bansko

Seven Springs hot springs in Banya

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Banya is a small cozy town near Bansko and is famous in Bulgaria for its hot springs. People from all over Bulgaria come to this area just for weekend trips to enjoy the mountains and all the thermal pools in the area. 

Seven Springs is actually a full resort. We have only ever been there for the thermal pools but the rooms and food look delicious. 

One of the main reasons why we love Seven Springs is because every time we go the staff (owners) are super friendly and welcoming. The hygiene standards are really high and the fact that itโ€™s a smaller place feels much cozier and romantic than some of the other places. 

If youโ€™re in a small group, a couple, or by yourself then Seven Springs is perfect. Itโ€™s not meant for big crowds and it’s a bit quieter than some of the other spas. 

Enjoy Seven Springs and if you want some more information about the hotel and spa you can get more information about Seven Springs here.

Regnum Thermal hot spring in Banya

Beautiful photo of Regnum Thermal hot springs in Bulgaria.
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Regnum is another hot spring in Banya near Bansko. Itโ€™s not as small and cozy as Seven Springs but Regnum is great for groups. Itโ€™s one of the reasons why Coworking Bansko goes there sometimes. 

The nice thing about Regnum Thermal is that there are 4 different pools. One of the pools is actually for swimming which is a bit colder and the other ones are warmer with the smallest pool going up to 40 degrees. 

We love to go to Regnum on the weekends during the day because they actually arenโ€™t open in the evenings. If youโ€™re looking for a thermal pool that also has a swimming pool and is accommodating to big groups then Regnum is perfect for that. 

We do want to mention that they donโ€™t have a restaurant so itโ€™s better to go for a few hours in the afternoon and then head back to a restaurant in Bansko for dinner.

Hot Mineral Pool Izgreva in Banya

Beautiful photo of Izgreva hot springs in Banya.
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The Mineral Pool Izgreva is the Thursday weekly hot springs hangout spot. We went there almost every Thursday during our stay in Bansko and it was great. Especially in the fall when the evenings get shorter and colder it’s a nice hangout spot.

Izgreva is perfect because it can handle big groups and they have a restaurant which is open for dinner service. They have three pools. The smaller the pool with the roof is the warmer one but all three of the pools are warm. The nice thing is these hot springs are quite close to Bansko and easy to get to by car. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the Izgreva Hot Springs

Izgreva’s restaurant can accompany big groups as well and the food is quite good. If thereโ€™s one or two things we can recommend from the menu it’s the 3 cheese potatoes for a main meal and the Izgrava cake for dessert. Itโ€™ll make for the perfect evening at these thermal pools.

Alpha Thermal Pool and Spa in Dobrinishte

Photo of the Alpha Thermal Pool and spa in Dobrinishte.
Alpha Thermal Pool and Spa courtesy of Tripadvisor

Alpha Thermal Pool and Spa is in the town of Dobrinishte. Itโ€™s another town close to Bansko just like Banya. A fun fact about Alpha Thermal is that itโ€™s the largest hot springs complex in the area. 

Most resorts donโ€™t have pools big enough that you can actually swim in but Alpha does. On top of their few hot pools they have a larger pool that is good for casually swimming.

One thing we like about Alpha Thermal Pool and Spa is the prices. This is likely the cheapest hot spring near Bansko. If youโ€™re coming with a family or a big group then this might be the best option because of the price and the size of these hot springs.

Hot Springs Medical and Spa Hotel in Banya

Beautiful Hot Springs Medical and Spa Hotel in Banya.
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Hot Springs Medical & Spa Hotel is the fanciest of the hot springs near Bansko and you can only use the facility if youโ€™re staying at the hotel. So if youโ€™re looking for a full experience with spa and wellness then Hot Springs Medical & Spa Hotel is the place. 

At the resort, they have indoor and outdoor mineral pools so you have a few options depending on the time of year you go and what you prefer. If youโ€™re looking for a relaxing weekend away from all the noise and distractions of your busy life then consider staying at Hot Springs Medical & Spa Hotel.

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Quick recap on the hot springs near Bansko

We love how many hot springs there are near Bansko and it was definitely one of our favourite things about this part of Bulgaria. There are some absolutely incredible hot springs in the town of Banya and Dobrinishte and the ones listed in this post are just a fraction of them.

We hope you have a chance to check some of these hot springs. If you end up living in Bansko for a while like we did then you definitely will. Itโ€™s such a nice activity to do by yourself or with a group of friends.ย 

We hope you enjoy trying out these hot springs and let us know which one is your favourite. Ours would probably have to be Izgreva because weโ€™ve been there the most but they are all wonderful. Enjoy all the hot springs near Bansko!

Have fun!

Dom & Jo
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