Sovata's Natural Resources
Salt water and anti-bacterial healing mud
Millions of years ago, Sovata’s current location was a lagoon in which salt washed in from the sea. When in the second half of the 19th century a sinkhole collapsed, the nearly five-hectare wide Bear Lake was formed.
This is the only heliothermic lake in Europe and is characterised by layers of salt water with different densities and temperatures that trap and store the heat of the sun.
In the summer, the water temperature on the surface is between 20 - 25°C and in a depth of 2 metres between 35 - 40°C, making it a perfect experience in which to float and totally unwind in beautiful natural surroundings.