Located at the foothills of the Pieniny Mountains, Szczawnica is one of the most beautiful places of the region and also the oldest of the Polish spas.
Within the area of the health resort, there are springs of twelve acidic mineral waters, after which the town was named (‘szczaw’ = ‘sorrel’).
Tourists have been coming here for years to take delight in the outstanding beauty of this place and to enjoy the ambience and the cordiality of the local inhabitants.
Numerous patients take advantage of the properties of world unique mineral waters, rich in mineral salts and numerous microelements.
Therefore, the Spa specialises in treating respiratory diseases, allergic diseases and diseases of the locomotor system.
There is also a diversified accommodation and catering offer waiting for visitors, as well as numerous cultural events.
At each time of the year, Szczawnica offers the tourists visiting the place and patients a number of attractions – in winter this is an ideal place for the enthusiasts of snow sports – skiing, snowboarding, sleigh rides, snowmobiles and many other.
In the spring, summer and autumn, Szczawnica invites lovers of mountain hiking, cycling or horse riding; also lovers of canoeing trips as well as all those who look for close encounters with nature.
A must is the famous Dunajec River Gorge rafting on a traditional wooden raft in the company of raftsmen, as well as rides in horse-drawn carriages around the town and countryside full of regional accents.
Szczawnica is also famous for delicious dishes based on regional recipes, and the local cheeses and honeys delight with the rich variety of tastes.
Traditional taverns and restaurants with local delicacies attract the most demanding gourmets.