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Eastern Hungarian Bath Cities



Nyíregyháza

The nearly 400 hectare key nature preserve of the Sóstó Spa with exceptionally clean air, functioning as a resort of Nyíregyháza, is situated in the northeastern region of the country, surrounded by the Sóstó forest, named after its salty, alkaline lake.

 

Visitors are not simply welcomed by a complex: it includes an adventure pool, lake pool and the still functional building which originally served as the hub of the local spa scene in the 1700s with a total of four giant oak tubs. When visiting the Aquarius Adventure Park and Spa, visitors can experience how the latest devices serve their comfort – including balneotherapy procedures and physiotherapy treatments that guarantee recovery. Members of the older generations can regenerate in outdoor and indoor thermal water pools, while the young can experience the adventure park equipped with a wave pool.

 

A white water drift pool and various giant slides are also there to provide an adrenaline rush. The youngest visitors can have fun in three pools of varying depths, along with a treasure island and ‘the ruins’ of an Incan temple.

 

Hajdúszoboszló

Hajdúszoboszló offers a fine pastime all year round for young and old alike, with the largest bathing complex in Europe and a real four-season, aquatic adventure centre with well-partitioned sections.

 

The Aqua-Palace adventure spa features a sauna facility, children’s adventure area and wellness experiences for all. Family recreation is ensured by a range of thematic pools reminiscent of various periods and cultures – including the unforgettable experience of indoor surfing.

 

The Aquapark is also a paradise for the lovers of giant slides, featuring a thirty-hectare swimming pool with adventure, swimming, wave and children pools, jacuzzis and even a “Mediterranean beach”. The classic thermal spa featuring medicinal water with a temptingly unique composition offers forty different treatments and visitors can even taste the spa’s own mineral water.

Debrecen

Debrecen, the second biggest city of the country is located only twenty kilometres to the northeast. Nagyerdő – literally meaning great forest – is a merely ten-minute walk from the city centre, offering comprehensive recreation under century-old trees.

 

The Aquaticum is found in the heart of the area, which is capable of conjuring up the heat of the summer even in the cold winter months, where adventurous guests can race down giant slides surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation, while families with young children can enjoy the baby-friendly facilities, including a baby-mother rest area and a chlorine-free baby pool. Naturally, the site also offers a classic therapeutic facility, a wellness department and a sauna facility.

 

The therapeutic department offers traditional bathing treatments as well as a wide range of physiotherapy and exercise – over forty treatments in total based on medicinal water.

 

Gyula

What truly sets the Castle Spa of Gyula apart from other sites is that it’s located in magically historical surroundings. There is no quainter spa town in Hungary than Gyula, where the whole family can have fun. The characteristic, brownish local medicinal water is recommended for mitigating locomotor, neuropathic and dermatology complaints.

 

Apart from the thermal water pools of various temperatures and a wide range of balneology services, those seeking active recreation can do laps at the competitive swimming pool, whilst the wellness facility is open even on Friday and Saturday nights.

 

A few years ago, the complex was expanded with the Aqua Palace, a new family adventure pool open throughout the year, featuring two giant slides, a light corridor and a downward-sloping swim ring slide and countless other aquatic adventure elements that provide real fun for all members of the family.

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