The origins of Wysowa-Zdrój are associated with settlement in Beskid Niski, which was patroned by king Kazimierz the Great. At that time, the areas in the basin of the river Ropa was gifted by the king to the Gładyszów family. The development of the village was strictly connected with the trade route running through the valley to Bardiowo. At the area of Wysowa-Zdrój which was then called Słotwina, there were numerous warehouses which stored various goods.
The health spa in Wysowa-Zdrój is located at the slopes of the Gródek elevation, which is part of the Kozie Żebro Massif. In the valley of the Szumniak stream htere is a health park, at the area of which there are mineral water springs. These particular waters are called Henryk, Franciszek, Aleksandra, Józef I, Józef II, Bronisław, Słone and W-24. The last of the springs we have mentioned is used in production of bottled mineral water known as Wysowianka. The local mineral waters are used in healing diseases of the digestive system and the respiratory system. A bit lower, between the green trees, an old building of the health house has been preserved. It waas built in the early 20th century, and today it contains a restaurant. One of the more recent attractions of the Health Park is a complex of covered swimming pools.
The valley of the rivers Ropa and Biała, as well as the nearby Hańczowskie Mountain range and the Magura Małastowska range are the perfect places for an active vacation. You can discover these beautiful and still solitary places by walking, cycling or riding a horse. The highest mountain peak of Beskid Niski is Lackowa (997 meters above the sea level). There are countless walking trails, tourists trails and cycling trails coming from Wysowa-Zdrój and extending in the entire land of mountains.