Sovata (Hungarian Szováta) is a spa town in Szeklerland.
Located in a hilly area next to the Gurghiu mountains in eastern Transylvania, Sovata is a mid-size resort known for its salt lakes.
The resort is reached by frequent buses from the regional hub Târgu Mureş (one hour-one hour and half travel time), at least one bus from Cluj (three hours and half travel time) and Iaşi (five hours and half).
Sovata is located on a secondary railway with limited service: 4-5 trains daily from Blaj on the Bucharest-Brasov-Cluj mainline (three-four hours travel time). The railway is operated by the private company Regiotrans [dead link].
The resort is walkable.
- 1 Bear Lake (Lacul Ursu) (the northern part of the resort). The largest of the local salt lakes
- 1 Aluniș.
Accommodations are available in numerous guesthouses (prices starting around €15/night) and several hotels (from €20/night).