Burning Sun

Although we visited the place I am going to write about right after our visit to “Baile 1 Mai”, I am only writing it now, because I have been a little busy (and yes, more articles will follow because of that 🙂 ). We basically wanted to spend our weekend relaxing in the sun, so the first spa that we visited fully satisfied our needs. But… this was only the warmup: our real target was Baile Felix which is the better known resort out of the two. Our second day was dedicated entirely to visiting this resort and I think it was a wise decision that we visited this after the first one, because… well, because upgrade is just better than downgrade 😉 …
Baile Felix
Baile Felix has been entirely renovated and is by far in a much better shape than Baile 1 Mai. The two resorts are just a few kilometers away from each-other allowing even walking between the two. Since it was our last day in the area, we went there by car. This had it’s downside but also an upside. The downside was, that I had to pay a 10 RON parking fee (~€2,50), the upside, was that I can write this information down now 🙂 . The parking place is a fenced area with guards at the entrance, but apart from that I did not see any patrols/cameras, so I guess it is more of a money-making machine, than an actual service…

After parking the car safely one can have a short walk to the entrance of the actual resort, and pay the 25 RON entry fee (~€5,80) to actually access the pool area. Once in, the relatively high entry price immediately gets obvious: free deck-chairs (well, for the ones who get there in time). Most of the area is paved and only some areas are left covered with grass. There are also very few trees which could offer some shading, so prepare for a burning sun…

The resort is mostly equipped with shallow pools filled with warm water (~38ºC). People can just stay there enjoying the water and play with children in it. There are a few mini-waterfalls which can massage your back quite well. The problem with them is that they tend to get overcrowded. There is also cool-water pool (~25ºC) which generates waves every 1.5 hours (for 15 minutes). This too gets very crowded, with people looking like herrings in the moving water. It is not really a place for swimming around either: there are just too many people to go around 🙁 . Another special feature is the giant slide-structure with five slides. There is a timetable for the slides, so it this is also a limited service.

The entry ticket to this area is also for one use only, effectively blocking people inside for lunch. Luckily the many small shops at the edge of the area keep hunger and thirst satisfied for anyone: there are places which sell cookies, places which sell fruits and fruit salads, places selling more consistent foods with meat and places selling pizza slices and baked products. One thing that they don’t have is Lángos, which should be a “basic necessity” 😛 …

At the point when we could not take the heat of the burning sun anymore, we decided to head out to eat something. But first… we visited the nearby water lily park (really nice). It has a few small lakes filled with water lilies and turtles swimming around among them. A really relaxing and quiet place. After that we just went across the bridge to have dinner in one of the local restaurants: again great prices for great food 😉 .

Yes, I would go back again. Yes, I advise anyone who goes near the area to visit it. Yes, I can imagine a few things which could improve the services…

Photos can be seen here (Taken with my phone… ).

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