A review of balneary-climatic tourism in Suceava County and the related studies

Luciana-Alexandra COSTAN (BRICIU)


A brief review of the studies on balneary-climatic tourism in Suceava County highlights the existence of important resources in the study area for this type of tourism. Past and present tourist facilities for balneary-climatic tourism are described, with a focus on the unexploited potential. The tonic-stimulant bioclimate is specific to the greatest part of the territory because the mountainous area stretches from the western boundary to the eastern third of the county. Of high interest is the Vatra Dornei – Poiana Stampei area due to the numerous mineral waters and the peat bogs. The case of Cacica salt mine, which is used in the aerosol therapy and is an important tourist attraction, is discussed. The presence of hydrocarbon vapours in the mine hingers the beneficial effects of the salt deposits, but this subject was not analysed by local authorities in order to mitigate the issue. Pools with salt water are used by tourists in the study area, but other surface freshwaters are also useful for balneary purposes.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4316/GEOREVIEW.2019.29.1.409