Situated along the bird migration route in Europe, Via Pontica, a habitat for nearly 270 bird species, the Lake Vaya is an important intermediate point and a place to stay for a large number of water, predatory and sparrow birds. Particularly numerous are the Pelecaniformes, Anseriformes, Charadriiformes, and Ardeidae birds. More than 100,000 waterfowl are collected annually during migration and wintering, some species with more than 1% of the biogeographic population threshold, including Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo, Pygmy Cormorant, Dalmatian Pelican, Pelecanus Crispus, Cygnus cygnus, Crex crex, White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons, White-headed Duck, Aythya ferina, Aythya fuligula, Branta ruficollis, Ixobrychus minutus. Of the species found, 105 are of European conservation importance, with 9 of them being globally endangered.
Ecopark for Biodiversity and Alternative Tourism Vaya offers world-class imagery for photography enthusiasts. From beginner to professional, photography is one way to capture the mysterious beauty and vastness of this magnificent place. We also offer photo shoots and outdoor video recording arrangements.
Have a day off and have long been out of fish or in nature. Grab your tacos and fishing line and welcome to our extensive fish farm! Just 15 minutes from the city bustle, you will find a rich catch, great family entertainment options and why not an outdoor barbecue option.
Vaya Ecopark for Biodiversity and Alternative Tourism is now home to some of the most beautiful horses in the region. Choose your pet and practice horse riding in nature. A variety of services and a professional trainer are available to beginners and advanced riders.
Through the applied arts, we often send a message to those of us who know less about biodiversity conservation to teach them in shared care for nature. Recycling workshops, composting and games related to separate waste collection are a focus in training of the eco-detectives and eco-park visitors.
Organization of Events
Conducting events related to personal occasions and custom celebrations on request. Our creative professionals have already built a sustainable affiliate network to respond to any individual concept given by our customers. We work according to your wishes, idea and different scale of events.
Educational programs, art events, working with children and students to protect the environment. Our activities are aimed at educating the adolescents about the right attitude to our natural resources. Scouting competitions and fun games accompany our outdoor survival lessons.
A lake walk showing the richness of the bird and vegetable world of Vaya Lake.
Vaya is the largest Bulgarian lake and is one of the four lakes of the Burgas Lake Complex. It is a shallow freshwater/brackish liman with associated marshy areas and extensive reedbeds, which is connected to the sea by a canal with a gate, but is also filled with the waters of the Aitos, Sunderdere and Chukarska rivers, which flow into its western part. It has a volume of about 20 million m3 and its area is 27.6 km2. The length of the lake is 9.6 km, its largest width is 4.7 km, and in the middle narrows to 2.3 km.
Visit to an ecological beekeeping farm.
Small industrious insects are a sign of a prosperous ecology at the Vaya Biodiversity and Alternative Tourism Ecopark.
The dedicated guide and beekeeper will gladly tell you about the life of the park bees, which:
Science and Research
At Vaya Ecopark for Biodiversity and Alternative Tourism, a number of scientists and researchers are working to protect the diversity of living organisms, their communities and habitats, the ecosystems and the processes that take place in them. You can familiarize yourself with current research, review published research, or, if you are a scientist, apply for a study at Ecopark.