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Bear Lake

Strada Trandafirilor, Sovata 545500, Romania
+40 265 570 506
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salty splashing fun

We & the kids enjoyed a few hours of swimming in Romania's salt lake called Bear Lake. The lake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrea M
,
Bucharest, Romania
via mobile
Excellent place to visit with toddler

This lake is a really nice place to go to cool down in the summer. We brought our 3 year old and we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith P
,
Medford Lakes, New Jersey
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  • Average11%
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“salt lake” (10 reviews)
“nice walk” (6 reviews)
“free entrance” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Strada Trandafirilor, Sovata 545500, Romania
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+40 265 570 506
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We & the kids enjoyed a few hours of swimming in Romania's salt lake called Bear Lake. The lake itself is awesome and the surroundings are stunning, but the administration of the entertainment center is bad: not enough chairs, no rules at all into where...More

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lake is a really nice place to go to cool down in the summer. We brought our 3 year old and we all had a blast. Things to keep in mind: Bring some water and snacks Bring a blanket and towels to lay on...More

Thank Keith P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The main attraction of Szovata. It is a special experience to swim in salted water in the heart of the mountains! Lot of space for everybody, possibility to leave your belongings in a safe place. Water is warm (25°) and clean even if it surounded...More

Thank de Castilla T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bear lake, salted with heliothermic properties. You can enjoy a bath into it or a long walk all around it. The walk way around is very well arranged. Worth see it.

Thank bpredescu
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

of sodium, yielding the phenomenon of heliothermia, unique în Europe - the water temperature increases with depth. Therapy in this resort is recommended for the treatment of ginaecological problems ( sterility ), rheumatism, neurological problems, endocrine disorders, cardiovascular illnesses, dermatological conditions (pssoriasis).

Thank tmnapoleon
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

This is a nice lake to take a long walk, and admire the beautiful forest, and relax in every evening.

1  Thank attila csaba s
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Situated right in the center of Sovata, this lake is known to many people because of its great salinity, its therapeutic properties, but also because it is a natural reserve. In the scientific world it is known as the lake with heliothermia (the largest in...More

1  Thank Viocalatorul
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

It is located in central Transylvania. This region is called Saltland. Great and famous this Lake for heliotermical effect, because this unique feature makes his flavour.

Thank Alfonz László P
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Biggest heliotermic lake in Europe, possibly in the whole world! I think is enough reason to visit it already. Even if it is a heliotermic lake, the temperature of the water you will experience depends on the time of your visit. The swimming season starts...More

2  Thank Transylvania-Travel
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The walking paths surrounding The Bear Lake and the other lakes, like The Red and the The Green Lake are wonderful! You could spend at least 2-3 hours, exploring the area, climbing the little hills, playing and admiring the nature. There are wooden benches and...More

Thank Anfrist
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