Ropotamo is a reserve located about 50 km south of Bourgas in an area with extremely diverse biotopes. There are many interesting and unique natural sites on the territory of the reserve, such as the Ropotamo riverbed, the Arkutino marsh and the dense forests that are very rare on this latitude, as well as various rock phenomena, wetlands, marshs and others.
The reserve is a part of the larger Ramsar place Ropotamo.
The area around the Ropotamo River was declared a reserve in 1940. In 1962, the status of the site was changed into a national park. In the coming years, the ecological balance within the Park was disturbed by the uncontrolled tourist flow.
Nature is threatened due to the increased construction in neighboring areas. Thus, Ropotamo has become the most endangered protected area in Bulgaria.