The village of Gurkovo is located in the north-eastern Bulgaria and is part of Dobrich region. The population numbers to approximately 650 people, as part of them are foreign citizens who have purchased and renovated properties in the village.
In Gurkovo there is a kindergarten, a police office, well supplied food stores, cafes, a park and a stadium. St Dimitar church was built in the 19th century and is one of the village's cultural landmarks.
The area is a natural habitat of many rare and protected both animal and vegetation species - a red admiral butterfly, an European rhinoceros beetle, a stag beetle, a spring snowflake, a peony etc.
The main occupation of the inhabitants of Gurkovo is agriculture and in particular farming and vegetable-growing. The cultures grown in the area are wheat, corn, sunflower, apples and in most private gardens - tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes and other vegetables.
The beautiful town of Balchik famous for its Botanical Garden and the romantic palace of Romanian queen Maria is only 10 km away from Gurkovo. 20 km to the north is located the town of Kavarna - the capital of the summer rock festivals. Cape Kaliakra and Yaylata area where dolphins and rare bird species may be observed are nearby, as well.
The position of the village of Gurkovo provides good opportunities for developing hunting tourism.