Thermal Baths in Zakopane and surroundings
Zakopane is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland. No matter if you come here in summer or in winter, this city, which is located in the heart of Tatra Mountains, has plenty of attractions to offer. In the surroundings of Zakopane there are plenty of thermal bath complexes, which are a perfect place to relax after a long day of hiking in the mountains. It’s hard to imagine anything more pleasant tham soaking yourself in hot mineral waters and forgetting about your problems for a while. This article will introduce you to some of the best thermal bath complexes in the surroundings of Zakopane.
Termy Bukovina is a complex of geothermal pools powered by thermal waters, located in Bukowina Tatrzanska. It is one of the most modern objects of its type in Europe. The temperature of the waters in the pool can vary depending on the needs of the specific pool. The average temperaure is between 30-38 Celsius degrees. Because of the mineralization and the composition of microelements, the thermal waters have healing and therapeutic properties. They are used to treat ailment of the musculoskeletal system inflammations, as well as improve metabolism.
The complex consists of 20 pools, a jacuzzi, water massages and 12 types of saunas (including a Finnish sauna, a steam bath and an infrared sauna).
The Chocholow Thermal Baths
Chocholow, which is famous for monumental wooden buildings, is the location of one of the largest thermal pool complexes in Podhale – the Chocholow Thermal Baths. This complex is powered by resources of underground waters with the temperature of 32-36 Celsius degrees. The complex has a total of 30 thermal pools, which are filled with thermal sulfur and brine-iodized waters.
These waters have beneficial impact on the skin and circulation system, They also help treat atherosclerosis, diabetes and rheumatic problems. In the Chocholow Thermal Baths there is a separate healing zone, as well as the SPA zone with a diverse offer of treatments and the largest saunarium in Podhale. Visitors can choose between a classic dry saua, a bio-sauna with juniper, and infrared sauna and several steam baths.
One of the newest additions to the object is a normobaric chamber – a modern and increasingly popular way to improve your well-being, as well as an efficient support in healing various diseases.
The mountain environment, the enchanting view at the panorama of the Tatra Mountains and a diverse recreational an relaxation offer are just some of the elements that make Terma Bania stand out. This complex consists of a dozen of indoor and outdoor recreational pools filled with thermal water with the temperature of 34-38 Celsius degrees. Terma Bania is divided into several zones, including the fun zone, the relaxing zone, the saunarium and the medical SPA.
There are also plenty of attractions for families with children, including a year-round slide tower with three dynamic tracks, a family slide, a pool with an artificial wave and a rapid river. Each of the zones offers several bars and restaurants, which offer tasty meals and drinks. Terma Bania also has a medical SPA, which offers various beauty treatments.
The „Goracy Potok” thermal baths
The „Goracy Potok” thermal baths are a year-round complex of thermal pools in the Tatra Mountains with natural sulfur water. Apart from hot springs, the objet offers dry saunas, steam baths, jacuzzis and plenty of attractions for children.
If you get hungry, there are several restaurants, which offer delicious food, such as a bistro with home-made dishes and the Beef Master restaurant with appetizing steaks and pizza.
In the SPA zone you can enjoy various beauty treatments and massages.
This unique place also has a space for guests who want to stay here longer and enjoy their free time in the surroundings of the mountain climate. The object offers three 2-person apartments created in highlander style. Because of its great location this object is an excellent starting point for active tourism in Podhale. In this area there are plenty of hiking trails, cycling paths and ski stations.
The Szaflary Thermal Baths
The best mineralized water among all the waters found in thermabl baths complexes in Podhale can be found in the Szaflary Thermal Baths. This object, which is located at the border between Bialy Dunajec and Szaflary, is one of the most eagerly visited places of its type in Podhale (region in Tatra). It is situated roughly 17 kilometers away from Zakopane. The entire complex consists of several outdoor and indoor pools, a three-track family slide a SPA zone and a saunarium.
The temperature of the water in the pools is 30-38 Celsius degrees. The pools also have plenty of hydromassage equipment, such as water whips, massage benches and geysers. If you’re a fan of big thrills, you should definitely check out the 55-meter slide. In the summer season, the Szaflary Thermal Baths also offer a pool with aqua zorbing and boats.