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“Stunning!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bear Lake

Bear Lake
Strada Trandafirilor, Sovata, Romania
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Sovata
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Cayman
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“Stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Sovata was a discovery for us!
It retained character and many villas, refurbished and elegant, coexist with more modern buildings.
The lake is literally downtown, next to several other lakes. You have to pay for this one but just a bit further on the left you have a smaller one with mud next to it and it's all for free. It's great fun!
When you are done with the lake and the mud, pay a visit to the nearby Club Dracula restaurant.

Visited July 2013
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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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“Interesting lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Have been there several times in my life and its very fun. Extremely salty water and nice decks to lay on with topless women scattered everywhere. Nice place to relax, will definitely repeat again!

Visited March 2013
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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“Overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This lake is transformed into a sort of a swimming pool, but it only allows you to enter the water couple of hours in the morning and couple of hours in the evening, leaving you in the hottest hours in the sun.

There is not much shade, so you will have to face the hot sun, during 13:00 - 15:00.
Also, in case you exit the premises you cannot re-enter again without paying again.

The food variety is very poor, also the actual terrace were you can serve is very small.

The place is so under-designed to the actual number of people entering that you cannot really have relaxed time.

You basically go there for 2 hours, stay in the salty water and then leave.

There are much better salt lakes in Transylvania.

Visited July 2013
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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“Bear Lake and its surrounding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

If you are visiting the area Harghita in Romania this is something you must see. The lake itself doesn't look too interesting but the surrounding is very nice especially some old holiday houses from the last century. I have to mention also that the lake itself has special healing power although we only tried it in a local hotel's thermal pool.

Visited February 2013
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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“Salt lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

A great lake in Sovata. It's located in a wonderful surroundings. Many people enjoy bathing there. A must see for all those who visit the area.

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