Balaton offers yachting enthusiasts an opportunity to take a sailing course
new adventure parks appeared on the shores of Lake Balaton with a wide array of adrenaline sports including a 9 meters high climbing wall, an obstacle climbing rope track, an archery centre or a fantastic bobsleigh track with lake views
in addition to water sports (windsurfing, water skiing, kiteboarding, wakeboarding) you can take a horseback riding lessons and make horseback riding trips around Balaton
near Balaton, just south of the town Tapolca, there is a fabulous lake cave you can visit on boats
you can enjoy water parks with multitude of pools, water slides and water attractions in Balaton
surroundings of Balaton offer unique natural reserves – in one of them, for instance, you can watch chill out a 250-strong herd of big horn buffalos
Balaton area became a centre of spa and wellness services, attracting to Hungary more and more visitors (there is the world's largest thermal lake – Heviz just 6 km from Lake Balaton)
in Westernpark you can learn how to throw a rope, pan for gold or simply let your children play with animals
there are more than 200 km of cycle tracks along the Balaton coast
All of this is only a fraction of what can be found at Lake Balaton. Most tourists who come here for the first time or after many years are surprised by the variety of water sports opportunities and other possibilities of active free time spending as well as by the amount of natural wonders in the immediate proximity.
Needless to say, let's not forget the most important thing – swimming. This freshwater lake, the largest in Central Europe, offers safe beaches with shallow water suitable for the youngest children on its south side and beaches on the north side appreciated by good swimmers. The water temperature in summer varies between 20 to 26°C and in the mornings and evenings exceeds the air temperature. Lake Balaton area is characterized by a pleasant, sunny, warm climate from mid-May to mid-October. The temperature rises above 25°C during more than 70 days of the year.
Another important advantage of Balaton is its proximity. By choosing Balaton you will not only save petrol but also the valuable time of your holiday.
Tourist resorts and towns in this area are nicely presented. You will find many accommodation facilities of all kinds – from luxury hotels with their own wellness services, cozy little guesthouses with family atmosphere to simple private apartments. Balaton is literally surrounded by accommodation facilities which you will certainly choose from what suits you best.