Traditionally at the beginning of the year, everyone is planning their vacations for the summer period. In fact, it is logical, because why not give yourself a summer break? And, mostly, they choose something near the sea or the ocean. Where the sun touches your face, you can eat exotic fruits and drink coconut water, and the water is so transparent that you can see small fishes.
But we just thought out that this is an option by default, and therefore we want to see through the possibility of relaxation where there is no sand, where there are only fresh air and silence. That's right: we are talking about mountains and forests.
But you should not immediately imagine tents and bonfires with swarms of mosquitoes and other inconveniences of this type of recreation. We are talking about holidays, which means that we’ll choose comfortable relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of cities.
Ukrainian Transcarpathia is generous with incredible landscapes. For example, breathtaking views of Lazeshchyna village, in the Rakhiv region. A river flows into the valley, on the surface of which a fog forms, as thick as milk, and flows between the hills. This is a real gift for the eyes: Ukrainian traditional houses, haystacks, paths and, of course, a view of the highest peaks of the Carpathians — Hoverla and Petros mountains. Everything around is charging and inspiring.
Here you will find historical and cultural monuments: Yablunytsia Pass (the highest in Ukraine), Zhenetsky Waterfall, the Rocks of Dovbush, Yaremche Waterfalls, the souvenir market in the city of Yaremche, the unique Pysanka Museum and the National Museum of Hutsulshchyna & Pokuttya Folk Art.
And here you can enjoy plenty of real homemade food and all kinds of forest berries.
Perhaps the most popular holiday destination is the largest ski resort in Bukovel. Despite the fact that he is not so many years old, he can surprise even the most avid traveler. Firstly, there are many medical and balneological centers based on mineral waters. Secondly, here is the largest artificial lake in Ukraine — 6.8 hectares.
So: where to stay and what to do in Bukovel in the summer. We are telling
Well, you need to book a hotel room or rent a room with the owner. To do this, we recommend thinking through the area in which I would like to enjoy nature.
There are a lot of options, so let's consider only the most popular and, in our opinion, the most beautiful ones. Let's start with the waterfall Shypit, which is located in the Mezhigorsky district. The miracle of nature got its name thanks to the sound of water, which in the distance is heard as a whisper. What is cool? You can put up a tent near the waterfall, enjoy a mushroom stew cooked on a fire, and swim in clean and cool waters.
Immediately, in the Mezhigorsky region, there is Lake Synevyr, known for its deep water and the fact that it is located at an altitude of about 1000 m above sea level. Rumor has it that you can feel the beauty of the lake in cloudy weather when heavy steel clouds are reflected in the mirror surface of the water. We do not advise you to plunge since the temperature in the pond is quite low, but enjoying a ferry trip is a must.
If you, like us, amateurs slowly wandering around the parks and poetically relaxing by the lake — for you the area ‘Voevodino’. It is located in the village of Turja-Pasika, which is 45 km to Uzhhorod and Svaliava.
So, here you can ride horses, fish, recover using SPA procedures. For active - there is a rope park. On the territory, there is a hotel overnight.
And if you like the most comfortable stay, so that all the sights are within walking distance, but with a touch of tradition, we recommend the brand new Ribas Bukovel hotel. Moreover, it will open its doors exactly in the summer of 2020. Ribas Bukovel was created for people who value their comfort, honor traditions, prefer active holidays with their families and want to plunge into the mysterious atmosphere of Hutsul life.
With accommodation sorted out. What shall we do?
In Bukovel, you will always find something to do. If you plan to come here for a long period, your child can easily be placed in a children's summer camp. Adults can enjoy the silence by Lake Youth. For lovers of outdoor activities, there are horseback riding, a climbing wall, and rope jumping. You can ride bicycles, you can ski lifts. Do you like fishing? Yes, no problem at all: we recommend trout fishing.
Want to enjoy the history of our land? Here you will find 12 castles and fortresses of incredible beauty. We especially recommend Pidhirtsi Castle in the Lviv region. Directly to the castle is a long linden alley along which D’Artagnan jumped in the movie The Three Musketeers to deliver the queen’s diamond pendants. And although the interior of the castle has not been preserved, the exterior is impressive.
What to eat?
Transcarpathia is literally a separate country on the territory of Ukraine with its own cuisine and modern approach to it.
And since we are talking about holidays in the summer of 2020, we suggest waiting for the opening and visiting the brand-new restaurant of modern Ukrainian cuisine at the hotel — Lis. The name fully reflects the general concept of Ribas Bukovel: harmony with nature and its roots, for the sake of which you do not need to leave far from civilization and give up modern blessings. The Lis restaurant has a special atmosphere, cuisine and interior - these are the most important components of a perfect holiday. In addition, ethnic motifs and modern trends are interwoven in the design.
We especially recommend trying cream soup from forest mushrooms, which grow right here in the Carpathian forests, and tender goose paste with fragrant tomatoes.
Well, we hope that we managed to convince you to give a chance to a summer vacation in Bukovel.
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