The Podhale region is famous for its hot thermal spring waters. These waters come from depths of 2000m (2187yd) to 3500m (3827yd), where they are heated by geothermal activity to temperatures ranging from 40°C (104°F) to 90°C (194°F). The thermal water contains numerous minerals such as sulfur, magnesium sulfate and calcium, which gives it health and anti-stress properties.

The warm water relaxes muscles, soothes joint and back pain, and improves circulation. The natural minerals absorbed through the skin also strengthen the immune system. The pools are therefore ideal for people suffering from rheumatic diseases, skin conditions or respiratory system disorders.

However, the thermal pools are not just for medicinal purposes. They are also a great way to relax and regenerate after active leisure in the mountains. You can swim in them even in winter, when there are freezing temperatures outside, while admiring the Tatra mountain views, as some of the pools are situated outdoors. The thermal spas are open year-round, so they are definitely worth visiting during a trip to Podhale. This is the perfect place to unwind after a day spent hiking or skiing in the mountains.

Below is a list of thermal pools located closest to the town of Bańska Wyżna:

Termy Gorący Potok ~4km (~2,5mi) from Bańska Wyżna
Address: Osiedle Nowe 45, 34-424 Szaflary

Termy Podhalańskie ~4km (~2,5mi) from Bańska Wyżna
Address: Osiedle Nowe 20, 34-424 Szaflary

Termy BUKOVINA ~14km (~9mi) from Bańska Wyżna
Address: Sportowa 22, 34-530 Bukowina Tatrzańska

Termy Zakopiańskie (formerly Aqua Park) ~16km (~10mi) from Bańska Wyżna
Address: Jagiellońska 31, 34-500 Zakopane

Kąpielisko geotermalne Szymoszkowa ~17km (~11mi) from Bańska Wyżna
Address: Polana Szymoszkowa 2, 34-500 Zakopane

Terma Bania ~17km (~11mi) from Bańska Wyżna
Address: Środkowa 181, 34-405 Białka Tatrzańska

Chochołowskie Termy ~20km (~12mi) from Bańska Wyżna
Address: Chochołów 400, 34-513 Witów