The capital offers many options to enjoy water sports, exercise those muscles, and have an all-round good time.
Budapest’s latest bath opened just a few months ago, quickly becoming a favourite with local residents. The Csillaghegyi Árpád Bath offers 12 pools, a wellness area and a dedicated water playground for children. Having done a few laps in the racing pool, visitors can enjoy the Sauna World section with its steam chambers, various types of saunas, dipping pools and leisure pools. If the little ones have tired of the traction pool in the Kids Paradise, everyone can head to the double-tracked slide park together.
Aquaworld Resort Budapest is another excellent choice for a family outing. One of Europe’s largest indoor water parks, it offers unforgettable fun for all ages, all year around. Aquaworld supplies rushes for those addicted to adrenalin with 11 giant water slides, surf and wave pools. For others wishing to rest, the sauna world and thermal pools offers peace and quiet. If you hold a Budapest Card, you will enjoy 20% off the entrance fee.
The same applies at the Rudas Baths. The swimming pool inside this almost 500-year-old thermal bath, built during the Turkish occupation, is open to sporty visitors from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm. When you are feeling tired after vigorous exercise, head straight to the wellness area. Warm-water and thermal pools, a steam bath and saunas are there to help you enjoy some rest after all those laps in the swimming pool. A unique feature of this bath is the alternating use of the thermal section by men and women on weekdays, while weekends are for everyone. The same applies for the steam bath, which is open to women on Tuesdays and during the weekend.
Entry to the Lukács Thermal Bath is free with the Budapest Card, so it’s best not to miss out on a dip in Budapest’s most efficacious medicinal water. In addition to the swimming pool and thermal pools, it is worth trying the wellness section that, with its relaxing saunas and steam cabins, will take you away from the cold winter, slippery roads and rigors of everyday life, even if just for a few hours.
This article was published in cooperation with BFTK (Budapest Festival & Tourism Center)