Whether we refer to the recreation and relaxation factor or the one regarding the complex treatment of various diseases provided by the mineral water cures, mud baths or carbon dioxide mofettes, the resorts in the central region of Romania are a true miracle for those who want a holiday in full communion with nature and its benefits.

Situated at 850 meters altitude in Alba County, Arieseni Mountain Resort is a picturesque area full of interesting things to visit (Scarisoara Glacier, “Poarta lui Ionele” (Gate of Ionele) Cave, the Bears Cave, etc.), also available for the ski lovers between December and April. Albac Resort, located between Bihor Mountains and Mare (Big) Mountain, has medium difficulty ski slopes. Among the activities that can be done in the area we can mention trout fishing in Aries, trips to the sheepfold and the hamlets lost in the mountains, mountain biking, horse rides or rides by “straf” (cart with car wheels and tires).

The “Luncile Prigoanei (Prigoana Meadows) – Poarta Raiului (Gate of Heaven)” Winter Resort was named by the writer Michael Sadoveanu the “the Valley of the Beautiful” due to the large pine forests, lakes, fauna and flora.

Ocna Mures Resort, located in north-eastern Alba County is a good destination for treatment holidays due to the tonic climate and the chlorine and sodium mineral waters from the lakes formed in the salt massif.

In Sibiu County, about 30 kilometres from the city with the same name, we can find Paltinis Resort, highly sought for the possibility of practicing winter sports thanks to the ski slopes equipped with chair lifts and carriage back.

Ocna Sibiului, a resort documented since 1263, has become an oasis for rest and balneal cure, due to the 15 lakes occupying the old salt mines cavities. Here you can find the deepest salt-mine lake in Romania. Bazna Resort, located at the North of Sibiu County, is sought due to its salty water and the sapropelic mud. Balea Lac Mountain Resort and Miercurea Sibiului Resort are also famous balneoclimateric destinations in the territory.

Covasna Resort is also called the “resort of the 1,000 health springs” and is rich in various mineral springs and natural emanations of CO2. A series of resorts very popular among the tourists can be found in Covasna County, such as: Balvanyos, Valcele, Doboseni Malnas Baths, Biborteni, Bodoc, Fila, Micfalau or Zalanului Valley, where you can treat dermatological, orthopaedic, cardiology, rheumatic nutritional, endocrine and genital conditions.

Harghita County houses Baile Harghita Resort, a balneoclimateric destination established since 1800. The surrounding landscape of pure wild beauty, the mineral waters beneficial for health and the sulphur mofettes curing heart diseases and rheumatic conditions are the strongest arguments for a holiday spent in this unique region.

Other resorts in the county are: Barzava, Borsec, Bilbor, Corund, Praid, Toplita and Baile Tusnad.

The most notorious mountain resorts in Romania can be found in Brasov County. Poiana Brasov, located at the foot Postavaru Mountain, possesses 12 ski slopes, an Olympic track, a slope for special and giant slalom, trampolines, chairlifts, ski lifts and carriage back. During the summer, you can practice tennis, basketball and swimming, horseback riding or mini golf or hiking and you can follow various treatments in order to improve your health.

Predeal Resort is the highest urban settlement in Romania, offering to the tourists the opportunity to enjoy such activities specific to these destinations. Paraul Rece (Cold Creek) Resort in the same county has a tonic mountain climate with cool summers and cold winters and it is excellent for both winter sports and relaxation in summer. Other resorts in Brasov County are: Rasnov Timisu de Sus, Moieciu and Bran.

Mures County possesses Sovata, the famous balneoclimateric resort, where you can see the largest heliothermal lake in the world and unique in Europe, formed in 1875 as a result of landslides. In addition to the treatment options and the sunbathing during summer, the resort does not disappoint lovers of winter sports either, with two available slopes at 6 km from the resort, which is equipped with chair lifts.

Sangeorgiu de Mures Resort is another holiday option with therapeutic potential as well, due to the salty water, mud, iodine and chloride water, as well as a ski slope for the winter season. Praid resort is known for its salt mine and beautiful landscapes, while the Baile Sarate Jabenita (Jabenita Salty Baths) Micro-Resort is the ideal destination for the treatment with the strongly salted and iodine rich mineral waters, but also due to the ozone-rich air purified by the rich vegetation of sub-mountain area.