The geological events in 1875 gave birth to the Bear Lake, which is unique in Europe, its water being helio-thermal and salty, with well-known therapeutic effects (for chronic gynecological symptoms, severe rheumatic pains, peripheral nervous system and post-accidental motor diseases).
Sovata is a Transylvanian spa town located in Mures county, surrounded by romantic forests. Tourists may enjoy not only the culinary delights, but can also explore the unspoiled Transylvanian nature. Take a walk along the salt rocks surrounded by old forests.
The salt water Black Lake, Nut Lake, Blackbird Lake, Red Lake, Green Lake and the freshwater Snake Lake are located in the spa town. The most famous among all lakes is Bear Lake, which provides a must-see experience and was named for its unique shape. Its high salt concentration allows bathers to float on the water surface, which is why it is known as the "Transylvanian Dead Sea". The salty water and mud effectively heal inflammation, arthritis, rheumatism, dermatological conditions and disorders of the peripheral nervous system.
The most frequented period in summer are July and August, but most of the hotels are open all year.