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Zalakaros is a town of 1,800 people (2011) in Lake Balaton region. Zalakaros is famous for its thermal spring bath. For children, it also has a waterpark (an "indoor and outdoor adventure bath"). It gained its fame in 1962, when prospective oil drilling struck a nearly 96 °C (205 °F) source at a depth of 2,000 m (6,600 ft). The spa was opened in 1965.

Understand

  • 1 Tourinform Zalakaros, Gyógyfürdő tér 10, ☏ +36 30 335-0597, ✉ zalakaros@tourinform.hu. Jan–Apr Sep–Dec: M–F 08:00–16:00, Sa 09:00–16:00; May: M–F 08:00–16:00, Sa 09:00–16:00, Su 09:00–13:00; Jun: M–F 08:00–18:00, Sa 09:00–18:00, Su 09:00–16:00; Jul–Aug: M–F 08:00–19:00, Sa 09:00–19:00, Su 09:00–18:00. Tourist information. (updated Jan 2019)

Get in

By train

There is no train station in Zalakaros. The closest railway station is Zalakomár, where you can transfer to regional buses towards Zalakaros. Trains are available in every two hours between Budapest-Déli pályaudvar and Zalakomár via Székesfehérvár, Siófok and Fonyód. The whole journey from Budapest to Zalakaros takes about 3.5 hours and costs 3660 Ft.

1 Zalakomár Train Station, Zalakomár, ☏ +36 1 349-4949, ✉ informacio@mav-start.hu. There is no ticket office, tickets can be purchased on the train. (updated Jan 2019)

By bus

Direct buses from Budapest-Népliget are available two times a day. The journey takes 2½ hours and costs 4015 Ft. More frequent buses are available from Nagykanizsa. The journey takes 25 minutes and costs 370 Ft.

2 Zalakaros Bus Station, Gyógyfürdő tér 1, ✉ info@volanbusz.hu. (updated Jan 2019)

Get around

There is no local public transport or taxi service. You can use the regional buses operated by Volánbusz.

By bike

  • 2 Bicycle Center Zalakaros (Kerékpáros Centrum Zalakaros), Gyógyfürdő tér 10, ☏ +36 30 335-0597, ✉ zalakaros@tourinform.hu. Bicycle rental: 1300 Ft for two hours, 2700 Ft for one day. E-Bike rental: 1500 Ft for two hours, 4500 Ft for one day. Tandem rental: 1500 Ft for two hours, 3500 Ft for one day.. (updated Apr 2019)

See

In Zalakaros:

  • 1 Erdész Observation Tower (Erdész-kilátó). (updated Jan 2019)
  • 2 Snail-tour Training Path (Csiga-túra tanösvény). 1,152 m (3,780 ft) long nature trail. (updated Jan 2019)

In Balatonmagyaród:

  • 3 Kányavári Island (Kányavári-sziget), Balatonmagyaród, ☏ +36 30 664-0404, ✉ bfnp.kisbalaton@gmail.com. Nature reserve. There is a 2 km (1.2 mi) long nature trail. There are two observation towers to see the wetland of Kis-Balaton. Free entrance. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 4 Petting Zoo Fenyvespuszta (Fenyvespusztai állatsimogató), Fenyvespuszta, Balatonmagyaród, ☏ +36 30 287-0249, ✉ info@fenyvespuszta.hu. Nov–Feb 10:00–16:00, Mar–Jun Sep–Oct 10:00–18:00, Jul–Aug 10:00–19:00. Petting zoo with additional services: horse carriage tour, pony riding, archery. Entrance fee: 600 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)

In Galambok:

  • 5 Feast of the Ascension Roman Catholic Church (Urunk mennybemenetele római katolikus templom), Ady Endre utca, Galambok. Built in 1802 in late Baroque style. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 6 Galambok Heritage House (Galamboki tájház), Somogyi Béla utca 12, Galambok. Built in 1840. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 7 Reformed Church (Református templom), Somogyi Béla utca 16, Galambok. Built at the end of the 18th century. (updated Jan 2019)

In Zalakomár:

  • 8 Buffalo Reserve Káptalanpuszta (Kápolnapusztai Bivalyrezervátum), Kápolnapuszta, Zalakomár, ☏ +36 70 228-2864, ✉ bfnp@bfnp.hu. Apr Sep–Oct 09:00–17:00, May–Aug 09:00-19:00, Nov–Mar 09:00–16:00. Adult: 800 Ft; senior, student: 700 Ft; children: 500 Ft. (updated Nov 2018)
  • 9 Trinity Roman Catholic Church (Szentháromság római katolikus templom), Kossuth Lajos utca 17, Zalakomár. Built in 1772 in Baroque style. (updated Jan 2019)

In Zalamerenye:

  • 10 Pálos Mill (Pálos-malom), Zalamerenye, ✉ attila@szabadics.hu. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 11 Saint Michael Roman Catholic Church (Szent Mihály római katolikus templom), Kossuth Lajos utca, Zalamerenye. Built in 1760 in Baroque style. (updated Jan 2019)

Do

Culture

  • 1 Community House (Zalakarosi Közösségi Ház és Könyvtár), Hegyalja utca 40, ☏ +36 93 340-852, ✉ kozossegihaz@zalakaros.hu. M–Sa 08:00–16:00. (updated Apr 2020)
  • 2 Garden Cinema (Zalakarosi Kertmozi), Szőlő utca 18, ☏ +36 30 983-3944, ✉ 2015zkhk@gmail.com. Jun–Aug. Adult: 1200 Ft; children, senior: 1000 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)

Leisure

  • 3 Thermal Bath of Zalakaros (Zalakarosi termálfürdő), Termál út 4, ☏ +36 93 340-420, ✉ info@hellozalakaros.hu. 09:00–18:00. Adventure bath, medical center, covered bath, pool bath, tub bath. Adult: 3600 Ft; student: 2600 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 4 Thermal Lake (Termáltó és Ökopart), ☏ +36 93 340-100, ✉ tefo@zalakaros.hu. Leisure park (free to visit). (updated Jan 2019)
  • 5 7 Chieftains Historic Adventure Park and Garabonciás Farm (7 Vezér Történelmi Kalandpark), Garabonc, ☏ +36 93 540-140, ✉ info@7-vezer-kalandpark.hu. 10:00–17:00. Entrance fee: 2500 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 6 Zalakaros Airfield, Zalakomár, ☏ +36 30 496-0233, ✉ info@aviado.hu. Pleasure flight possibility. 23,000 Ft for 15 min. (updated Apr 2020)
  • 7 Zobori Adventure Park (Zobori Élménypark), Zalaszabar, ☏ +36 30 3628-118, ✉ info@zobori.hu. Sa Su 10:00–17:00. Entrance fee: 1750 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)

Sport

  • 8 Fishing Lake of Galambok, Galambok, ☏ +36 30 705-2242, ✉ takipetya77@gmail.com. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 9 Panka Riding Hall, Szőlőhegy, Galambok, ☏ +36 70 617-4904, ✉ panka.jezi@gmail.com. (updated Jan 2019)

Events

Official events:

  • Kannavirág Days (Kannavirág Napok). In July. (updated Jan 2019)
  • City Days of Zalakaros (Zalakaros Város Napjai). In July. (updated Jan 2019)
  • Street Festival in Zalakaros (Utcafesztivál Zalakaroson). In August. (updated Jan 2019)
  • Wine Days in Zalakaros (Zalakarosi Bornapok). In August. (updated Jan 2019)
  • Saint Stephen Days (Szent István Napok). In August. (updated Jan 2019)
  • Advent in Zalakaros (Advent Zalakaroson). In December. (updated Jan 2019)

Buy

  • 1 Small Farmer's Market in Zalakaros (Zalakarosi termelői piac), Gyógyfürdő tér, ☏ +36 93 340-421. M–Sa 06:00–14:00. (updated Apr 2020)
  • 2 Karos ABC, Gyógyfürdő tér 4. M–F 07:30–17:00, Sa 07:30–15:00. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 3 Kiss ABC, Gyógyfürdő tér 6. M–Sa 06:00–18:00, Su 06:00–14:00. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 4 Jánoki ABC, Fő utca 1, Zalakomár. M–F 06:00–18:00, Sa 06:30–16:00, Su 06:30–12:00. (updated Jan 2019)

Eat

Budget

In Zalakaros:

  • 1 Döce Pizza, Gyógyfürdő tér 6, ☏ +36 30 240-2262, ✉ docepizzazalakaros@gmail.com. M–Th 17:00–22:00, F Sa 12:00–22:00. Pizzeria and fast food bar. Pizza: 1490 Ft, hamburger: 800 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 2 Like Pizza, Bodahegyi utca 4/1, ☏ +36 20 928-0174, ✉ info@likepizza.hu. 12:00–23:00. Pizzeria. Pizza: 1400 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 3 Tóth Gastro, Gyógyfurdő tér 11/3, ☏ +36 30 430-5974. 08:00–22:00. Self-service restaurant with local cuisine. 1590 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 4 Tulipán Bistro, Termál út 1, ☏ +36 30 341-6199. 07:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria. 1690 Ft, pizza: 1590 Ft, hamburger: 1490 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)

In the surroundings:

  • 5 Fortuna Pizzeria, Petőfi Sándor utca 5, Zalakomár, ☏ +36 93 951-957. M–Sa 10:00–22:00, Su 10:00–12:00 16:00–22:00. Pizzeria. Pizza: 1150 Ft, hamburger: 500 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)

Mid-range

In Zalakaros:

  • 6 Kilátó Borozó, Kilátó utca 44, ☏ +36 93 701-010, ✉ zsoltdemeny@gmail.com. Mar 15–Apr 30 Oct 1–Nov 3: Tu–Su 11:00–20:00, May–Sep: Tu-Su 11:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant. 1950 Ft, pizza: 1450 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 7 La'Mar Restaurant and Pizzeria, Gyógyfürdő tér 11/9, ☏ +36 93 340-497, ✉ lamar.karos@gmail.com. M–Sa 10:00–21:00, Su 10:00–20:00. Traditional restaurant with local and Italian cuisine. 2390 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 8 Koma Restaurant and Pizzeria, Bodahegyi utca 3, ☏ +36 93 340-232, ✉ komapanzio@gmail.com. May-Sep: M–Th Su 11:00–23:00, F Sa 11:00–00:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria. 2000 Ft, pizza: 1400 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 9 Szent Orbán Borozó, Szent Orbán utca 12, ☏ +36 30 560-3476, ✉ info@karosinfo.hu. 16:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine. 2090 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)

In the surroundings:

  • 10 Halászcsárda Galambok, Dózsa György utca 62, Galambok, ☏ +36 70 624-0375, ✉ halaszcsardagalambok@gmail.com. Th–Su 12:00–20:00. Traditional restaurant. Single room: 5000 Ft, double room 10,000 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)

Splurge

In Zalakaros:

  • 11 Friskó Restaurant, Bodahegyi utca 3, ☏ +36 93 340 365, ✉ tamasfrisko@gmail.com. Apr–Oct 11:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant. 2500 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 12 Kicsi Rigó Restaurant and Pizzeria, Gyógyfürdő tér 11/2, ☏ +36 30 3640-226, ✉ kicsirigoetterem@gmail.com. 10:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine. 2515 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 13 Nagyapám Borozója, Zalagyöngye utca 35, ☏ +36 20 953-1822, ✉ nagyapamfogadoja.zalakaros@gmail.com. May–Oct 17:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant. 2450 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 14 Termáltó Restaurant, Gyógyfürdő tér 7/1, ☏ +36 70 786-8377, ✉ termaltoetterem@gmail.com. May–Sep: 10:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant. 2990 Ft, lunch menu: 1490 Ft. (updated Dec 2020)

In the surroundings:

  • 15 Kránicz Wine House and Restaurant, Bajkostető, Garabonc, ☏ +36 30 330-0016, ✉ kraniczborhaz@gmail.com. Apr–Nov 11:00–21:00. Traditional restaurant with local wine. 2850 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 16 Sasha Restaurant, Újszabar 1/a, Zalaszabar, ☏ +36 30 994-7048, ✉ flexibil.top@gmail.com. F–Su 11:00–20:00. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine. 2990 Ft. (updated Dec 2020)

Drink

  • 1 Cafe Trieste Espresso, Gyógyfürdő tér 11/1, ☏ +36 30 255-6133. M F–Su 10:00–18:00. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 2 No Sugar Cafe and Bar, Szőlő utca 2, ☏ +36 30 390-5680, ✉ nosugarcafeandbar@gmail.com. Sep–May: M–W Su 10:00–19:00, Th–Sa 10:00–22:00; Jun–Aug: 08:00–23:00. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 3 Szilágyi Confectionery, Petőfi Sándor utca 45, ☏ +36 93 340-694, ✉ szilagyi.cukraszda@gmail.com. W–Su 10:00–18:00. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 4 Presszó, Kossuth Lajos út, Nagyrada, ☏ +36 30 712-8288. 07:00–21:00. (updated Apr 2020)
  • 5 Presszó, Deák Ferenc utca 46, Zalaszabar, ☏ +36 93 389-180. 08:00–22:00. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 6 Stop Büfé, Kossuth Lajos utca 154, Zalakomár. M W F 09:00–12:00 15:00–20:00, Th 15:00–20:00, Sa Su 09:00–12:00 16:00–20:00. (updated Jan 2019)

Sleep

Budget

  • 1 Aranyszarvas Guesthouse, Restaurant and Pizzeria, Gesztenye utca 3, ☏ +36 93 340-276, ✉ wolfpanzio@metronet.hu. Restaurant: 12:00-20:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria. Single room: 7400 Ft, double room: 12,800 Ft, average meal: 1990 Ft, pizza: 1350 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 2 Friskó Guesthause and Restaurant, Szőlő utca 4, ☏ +36 93 340-064, ✉ info@friskopanzio.hu. Restaurant: 08:00–22:00. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. Traditional restaurant. Single room: 9600 Ft, double room: 12,600 Ft, average meal: 1900 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 3 Lukács Guesthouse, Liget utca 15, ☏ +36 30 271-8992, ✉ mm.zalakaros@gmail.com. Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 20:00. Single room: 4000 Ft, double room: 6000 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 4 Termál Camping, Gyógyfürdő tér 6, ☏ +36 93 340-105, fax: +36 93 340-105, ✉ termal@balatontourist.hu. Apr 1–Oct 15. Bungalow for two person: 9000 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 5 Viktória Apartment House, Gesztenye utca 11, ☏ +36 30 631-9848, ✉ hadinemeth@freemail.hu. Check-in: 11:00, check-out: 10:00. Double room: 6000 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)

Mid-range

  • 6 AquaTherm Hotel, Üdülő sor 6, ☏ +36 93 541-910, ✉ info@aquathermhotel.hu. Single room: 12,900 Ft, double room: 20,000 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 7 Boni Hotel, Üdülő sor 1, ☏ +36 30 348-7285, ✉ info@bonihotel.hu. Single room: 18,400 Ft, double room: 25,800 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 8 Club Mendan Apartment House, Gyógyfürdő tér 6, ☏ +36 93 541-860, fax: +36 93 541-861, ✉ info@clubmendan.hu. Single room: 11,900 Ft, double room: 15,800 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 9 Hotel Forrás, Termál út 6, ☏ +36 93 540-116, ✉ info@hotelforraszalakaros.hu. Single room: 9700 Ft, double room: 19,400 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 10 Hotel Fortuna, Gyógyfürdő tér 6, ☏ +36 70 453-6336, ✉ nemethistvan2017@gmail.com. Check-in: 10:00, check-out: 14:00. Double room: 22,470 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 11 Karos Garden, Szőlő utca 6–8, ☏ +36 30 500-2503, ✉ info@karosgarden.hu. Apartment for two person: 19,900 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 12 Napfény Hotel, Termál út 10, ☏ +36 93 340-641, fax: +36 93 340-436, ✉ sales@hotelnapfeny.hu. Single room: 13,900 Ft, double room: 17,800 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 13 Castrum Camping, Ady Endre utca 113, Galambok, ☏ +36 93 358-610, fax: +36 93 558-009, ✉ zalakaros@castrum.eu. May–Sep. Single room: 15,000 Ft, double room: 20,500 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)

Splurge

  • 14 Aphrodite Hotel and Hotel Venus, Sport utca 10, ☏ +36 93 540-140, ✉ info@hotelaphrodite.hu. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. Single room: 33,900 Ft, double room: 55,800 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 15 Art Hotel, Üdülő sor 2, ☏ +36 93 541-940, fax: +36 93 541-941, ✉ info@arthotel.hu. Check-in: 10:00, check-out: 14:00. Single room: 19,370 Ft, double room: 29,800 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 16 Belenus Thermalhotel, Üdülő sor 4, ☏ +36 93 340-205, fax: +36 93 540-014, ✉ info@belenushotel.hu. Single room: 21,500 Ft, double room: 31,000 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 17 Fürdő Hotel, Termál út 1, ☏ +36 30 700-5138, ✉ hotel@granitzrt.hu. Single room: 22,800 Ft, double room: 37,800 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 18 Hotel Karos Spa, Alma utca 1, ☏ +36 93 542-550, fax: +36 93 542-501, ✉ sales@karos-spa.hu. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. Single room: 32,000 Ft, double room: 52,000 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 19 Hotel Vital, Üdülő sor 6/b, ☏ +36 30 550-0472, ✉ hotelvital@hotelvital.hu. Single room: 21,900 Ft, double room: 29,800 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 20 Hunguest Hotel Freya, Termál út 7, ☏ +36 93 340-125, fax: +36 93 340-137, ✉ hotelfreya@hunguesthotels.com. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. Single room: 32,000 Ft, double room: 42,000 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 21 MenDan Hotel, Gyógyfürdő tér 8, ☏ +36 93 542-142, ✉ reservation@mendan.hu. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 11:00. Single room: 30,900 Ft, double room: 49,900 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 22 Park Inn Zalakaros, Üdülő sor 1, ☏ +36 93 920 103, ✉ info.zalakaros@parkinn.com. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Single room: 28,932 Ft, double room: 38,212 Ft. (updated Jan 2019)

Connect

Zalakaros' postal code is H-8749, and its telephone area code is 93.

  • 3 Zalakaros Post Office, Gyógyfürdő tér 2, ☏ +36 93 340-440, ✉ ugyfelszolgalat@posta.hu. M 07:30–16:30, Tu–F 08:00–16:00. (updated Jan 2019)
  • 4 Zalakomár Post Office, Petőfi Sándor utca 12, Zalakomár, ☏ +36 93 386-000, ✉ ugyfelszolgalat@posta.hu. M–F 08:00–12:00, 12:30–16:00. (updated Jan 2019)

Go next

  • Csurgó – town 41 km (25 mi) south
  • Hévíz – town with natural thermal lake 33 km (21 mi) north
  • Gyenesdiás – resort village at Lake Balaton 37 km (23 mi) northeast
  • Keszthely – town with historical downtown 33 km (21 mi) northeast
  • Pacsa – small town 26 km (16 mi) northwest
  • Marcali – town 32 km (20 mi) east
  • Nagykanizsa – city with historical downtown 18 km (11 mi) southwest

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