Best lake swimming for summer 2013
In Slovakia, a country so rich in nature, lakes, dams and reservoirs are offering themselves for recreational purposes, often in close proximity to the city but in a beautiful natural setting. The water is clean and tested every year. Usually there is a small fee to come and lay on the beach. Numerous nearby buffets offer an opportunity to have a fine cold beer or hot-dog.
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Palcmanská Masa is the largest water reservoir in the territory of the Slovak Paradise, created by the stream of Hnilec river. The reservoir is about 85 ha large and contains a clean water perfect for summer activities.
The "Orava Sea", spreading on the area of 35 km, has a magical natural scenery, many unique historical places around and even an Island of Art in its middle.
A water dam in the western Slovakia, just 12 km from the spa town of Bojnice, lies in the picturesque valley between the Strazovske and Magura mountains.
Liptovská Mara, Liptovský Trnovec
Liptovska Mara dam is a sought-after tourist destination under the Tatra peaks. This is the place to spend summer in Liptov!
Well-known holiday resort of the biggest man-made lake in Slovakia provides exceptional conditions for water sports, fishing and hiking.
Ruzin dam is situated in the fabulous natural setting, not far from Kosice. The dam and its surroundings is a sought-after recreation place for many easterners.
A lake created on the site of the digging hole, near the largest Bratislava residantial part Petrzalka, is a green oasis in the middle of the concrete panel jungle.
Located just a few minutes' drive out of Bratislava, the recreation area made up of 5 individual lakes is a popular place during hot summer days.
Nové Mesto nad Váhom
You do not have to travel far if you want to experience a real swimming heaven - it's the Green Water, near the town Nove Mesto nad Vahom, just a couple of minutes from the D1 motorway.
Easily accessible by bike from Petrzalka, this lake area is made up of two former water reservoirs. The water is clean and the greenery provides privacy. Also a popular naturist spot.
Water in Cunovo Lake is the cleanest and clearest of all lakes in Bratislava. It is not deeper than 4 meters. There are two super grass beaches and you can taste Slovak beer and sausages in a buffet.
Teply Vrch dam (translates as a "warm hill") has the highest average water temperature in Slovakia. Nice sandy beaches and lots of things to do make it a perfect place to spend your day!
Turany nad Ondavou
The scenery of Domasa dam is marvellous - greeny bays, rich woods and flowering meadows. Its green-blue water is clear and has a self-cleaning ability.
Senecká cesta, Bratislava
A perfect mid-size natural lake only 7 km northeast of the capital's old town. The water area stretches 400 metres, the grassy shore offers an ideal surface for many summer sport activities.
The quiet area of Duchonka, at the foot of lovely mountains, is an ideal place for relaxation and recreation for whole families. It lies only 30 km from the spa town of Piestany.
Recreation area Kunov is just 5 km away from Senica. Except the nice grassy shore around the water dam, there is a 250 m long sand beach.
Situated just 10 km from Michalovce, north of Zemplinska Sirava dam, Vinne lake resort offers you everything for a great holiday in a wonderful forrested natural setting.
Vajnorská - Tomášikova, Bratislava
Kuchajda is a great place near a major shopping mall to relax all year around. In summer you can swim or water bike, in winter it serves as an outdoor ice skating surface.
Ratnovská cesta, Ratnovce
The water reservoir Slnava, situated between the world famous spa town Piestany and the village Drahovce, is ideal for water sports and summer holiday.
Situated in the south of Slovakia between the towns of Roznava and Lucenec, water reservoir Ruzina has the best climate and very warm and calm water to make any swimmer or fisherman happy.
A favorite summer spot of all those sexy residents of Kosice city, lake Bukovec is a recreation area that offers clean water and nice shores.