Guide to Poland’s Natural Geotermia Springs
Poland has its fair share of natural hot springs, which are termed ‘geotermia’ in the central European country. There’s no one area of the country high in density when it comes to mineral bathing experiences. Instead, the hot springs are spread throughout the country somewhat evenly, making getting to one relatively easy.
Here, we’ll highlight some of the impressive places where geotermia are on offer.
At NZOZ Geotermia in Warszawska, the main draw is the brine pool, sourced from an underground well that dates back to the Jurassic period. The spa states that, with the seas becoming more and more polluted, their subterranean-sourced mineral water may become the safest option for bathing in saltwater.
However, the brine pool is only one of many aquatic attractions. Also within the spa are children’s pools, a counter-current pool meant for floating on the surface, and both a dry and wet sauna.
West of NZOZ Geotermia you’ll find Termy Maltańskie, a large waterpark where there are slides and a lazy river. It’s mostly targeted at families, but there is an indoor spa/sauna, which tends to be quieter.
The park has its own beach and tropical plants, something that is probably a huge draw during Poland’s harshly cold winters. The indoor geotermia is called the ‘geothermal pool’ while the outdoor hot springs are called the ‘termomineral pool.’ Only the indoor areas remain open year-round.
In the southernmost area of the country is Termy BUKOVINA w Bukowinie Tatrzańskiej, another waterpark that features natural mineral water. While there are the waterslides and colorful attractions you’d expect at a waterpark.
There’s also aqua aerobics for adults, an area named ‘sauna world,’ and special discounts for disabled individuals and their caretakers seeking healing in the hot springs. The spa is a place of both leisure and luxury, and the attached hotel allows you to indulge in both for as long as you want.
The final geotermia we’ll highlight is the Chochołowska Baths, located in the same town as Termy BUKOVINA. There are onsite thermal pools, a restaurant in case all that heated water makes you peckish, and a gym. Just be aware, the Baths are a highly popular stop for both locals and travelers.
There are times when long queues are the norm and it takes quite a while to make use of slides or find a spot by the jets in the pools.
Other Polish Geotermia:
- Termy Uniejów
- Termy Mszczonów
- Termy Bolesławiec
- Termy Gorący Potok
- Terma Bania
Visit Poland for its food scene, which is varied and acclaimed, as well as its vibrant and interactive nightlife. And of course, go for the beautiful, accessible thermal baths that are located throughout this picturesque European nation.
Learn more about visiting Poland on our sister site, La Vida Nomad.