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Hotnitsa Waterfall

Hotnitsa Waterfall is a beautiful tourist attraction located in the north of Bulgaria, about 20 km from the city of Veliko Tarnovo and 3 km from the village of Hotnitsa. The waterfall is fed by the Bohot River and cascades down from a height of 30 meters, splitting into two streams that flow into a large emerald pool at the base of the falls. The waterfall and the river gorge were declared a protected natural landmark in 1971.

To get to the waterfall, you can take a small road from the village of Hotnitsa that leads directly to a free car park close to the waterfall. Once parked, you can walk over a small wooden bridge into the adjacent meadow and you will immediately have great views of the beautiful Hotnitsa waterfall. The waterfall is open all day, every day, and there is no entrance fee.

If you are looking to get active whilst at Hotnitsa Waterfall, there is also an eco-trail that you can complete. Built-in 2006, the eco-trail winds up by the river to the top of the canyon, traversing the entire flow of the waterfall system on the Bohot River. Covering approximately 1.5 km, it takes about an hour to complete the route, depending on how many stops you make.

The best time to visit Hotnitsa Waterfall is between the months of April and October when the weather is fine. However, the waterfall flows all year round, with it being much more dramatic in the spring, after the snowmelt. There are no amenities in this area, so you might want to bring your own food and drinks. If you do bring some food, there is a really nice picnic area right next to the waterfall.

Hotel Comfort is a great place to start your trip to Hotnitsa Waterfall. It is centrally located in Veliko Tarnovo and offers free parking and air-conditioned rooms with a terrace or a balcony. The hotel features views of the Tsarevets Hill and its stronghold. The Old Town is only 500 meters away. All rooms come with a mini-bar, wooden floors, and a bathroom with a shower and toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire building. The hotel has a luggage storage room and a safe deposit box. There is even free parking for your car as a guest of the hotel. Hotel Comfort is surrounded by shops and restaurants. An art gallery can be found nearby. The Preobrazhensky Monastery is a 5-minute drive away and the historic village of Arbanasi is 1.9 mi from the hotel.


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