Under the surface of Hungary there are so many hot springs that the country can be considered the largest thermal reserve of Europe. Several thermal baths can be also found at Lake Balaton.
The biggest and most famous thermal waters in the Balaton region are located at the Hungarian thermal resort Héviz. The temperature of water in the baths is high all year round, in summer the temperature ranges between 32 ° and 33 ° Celsius, in winter - from 24 ° to 28 °. The special feature of the Hévíz spa is the 8-meter thick layer of mud to the bottom of the lake, which has exceptional healing powers. The water is relaxing for every muscle of a body and helps to relieve chronic diseases of the joints, as well as rheumatism and allergies. The high sulfur content in water- specifically at the Héviz - has a positive effect on movement disorders.
The Héviz spa offers, like all the other thermal baths at Lake Balaton, a wide range of wellness services, the visitor can choose between bubble baths, saunas, solariums, a Frigidarium (cold chamber), cabin light, infrared and steam cabins. In addition, numerous therapies, from acupuncture, therapeutic massage, swimming underwater gymnastics and water cures to mud and sludge treatment are available for tourists.
Thermal baths of Balaton also include Zalakaros thermal spa on the southwestern end of the Kis-Balaton (Small Balaton) in a well-kept park Visitors are invited to several thermal pools and sport grounds, which were recently constructed. The thermal pools are connected to several sources with thermal and medicinal supplies - sodium chloride and hydrocarbon. The thermal baths are also available for disabled people.
Since August 2003, there is the thermal spa Marcali on the south side of Lake Balaton, five pools with different temperatures invite you to relax and recuperate. All pools except pearl bath are outdoors.
In addition, there is the large park, providing visitors with many ways to go in for sports. You can play football, volleyball, basketball and after that go to a cozy restaurant and satisfy your hunger
Beautiful spas of Lake Balaton are certainly worth visiting, you will see how relaxed you feel after wellness treatments in the warm, salty water. Many apartments are located in close proximity to thermal baths.
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