1. JASNÁ LOW TATRAS – CHOPOK
Summer or winter, resort Jasná has always something to offer. Put your skies or snowboard on and enjoy 49 km high standard slopes with different kinds of difficulty, Or put the trekking shoes on and conquer the second highest hill of Low Tatras – Chopok with its more than 2000 meters. You can enjoy beautiful panorama views at the top. In the south of the hill, you can find picturesque Horehronie region or in the direction to the North majestic Western and High Tatras and just below them all the Liptov region at a glance. If you decide for summer period, a small detour to close by Vrbické tarn is worth the visit, real hidden gem in the heart of nature. Besides that plenty attractions are waiting for you at summertime. You can check full list of them on website: www.jasna.sk
2. AQUA PARK TATRALANDIA AND BEŠEŇOVÁ
Ones of the most searched attractions of Liptov are without any doubt the aqua parks. Aqua park Tatralandia is situated just behind the city or aqua park Bešeňová further away only few minutes by car from our apartment. Both aqua parks offer many opportunities of fun for kids as well as for adults. Beside huge pools, the guests can have a blast at some of the water slides. There are also some thermal outdoor pools in your disposition, in service through all year. After an exhausting day on the slopes you can enjoy well-earned regeneration in Kelt Sauna World or just to relax in outdoor whirlpool enjoying the view of surrounding nature. Aqua parks will entertain theirs visitors by many animation programs and different accompanying attractions at the high-peak seasons. In both complexes you can find pools suitable for children. Price list as well as further information you can find on following links: http://www.tatralandia.sk/ or https://www.ginoparadise.sk/.
3. HURRICANE FACTORY Tatralandia
If you are enthusiast of adrenaline sports and a peaceful holiday says nothing to you, here in Liptov you are at the right place. According to us one of the best attractions, you should not miss, is the simulator of free fall of Hurricane Factory. You can get over the feeling of the free fall in the safe condition under the supervision of experienced instructor. An experienced trainer of the wind fall tunnel will take care that you leave with amazing experience of flying as well as a smile and good humor. You can find Hurricane Factory right next to Aquapark Tatralandia, just 10 minutes drive from your apartment.
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4. WATER RESERVOIR LIPTOVSKA MARA
In the surroundings of Liptovská Mara you can find amazing fishing spots but that is only one of its uses. It is sought mostly in summer for its natural beaches; probably the most famous one is in Liptovský Trnovec where everyone can find something for themselves from sunbathing and swimming to the amazing water attractions. There are water bicycles, kayaks, fly boards, jet skis, wakeboarding, powerboats, water scooters and different inflatable attractions. You can find a complete list of all the attractions you can find on this website. The beaches are covered with grass and hidden under pine tree forests and they offer complete infrastructure, starting from buffets, changing rooms, toilets to showers. All the stay next to the water will become even better when looking around to majestic Tatra Mountain.
5. ZOO CONTACT
Are you travelling with children and looking for some options to prepare an interesting program? You should not skip contact ZOO. All the animals, in the enclosures can be admired not only visually but even get a closer look and touch or pet them. When will be your next chance to touch a little lion or to get a parrot sat on your shoulder! Probably the most interesting headliner of the zoo is the bear Kubko which will make “selfie of a year” out of your holiday photos.
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6. LIPTOVSKÝ JÁN/ JANSKA VALLEY
The location available from our apartment, verified by tourists, is also the village Liptovský Ján. It seduces its visitors by good quality slopes of SKI Center Javorovica in winter and by thermal swimming pool Sorea Termal Raj with healing water in summer. If you can´t help yourself and would like to have a swim in winter months, look for Jánska Kaďa- natural crater filled with water from healing source Teplica (nedala som tam to s tými medveďmi lebo som to nevedela zakomponovať a preložiť). Besides above mentioned wellness attractions, the village Liptovký Ján is well-known for its strategic location as a starting point to many hiking tracks. Prepare your backpack and get to discover the picturesque nature of the mountain Low Tatras which is majestically extended above the village. Jánska Valley is characterized not only by its length but also by asphalt road gradually rising up which makes it ideal for walks with pushchair or as a quality cycling road. More info on official website.
7. ŽIARSKA VALLEY
Just a few minutes’ drive out of city will take you to the most beautiful and top searched valleys in Liptov. During summer the Valley provides a pleasant shadow and an option of an easy walking track finishing at Žiarska cottage where you can refresh yourself with a beer or Kofola (traditional soft drink) and on the way back you can rent a scooter. More demanding tourists can continue up to the ridge with its dominant Plačlivé, Baranec, Tri kopy or Baníkov. You can also get to the cottage on bikes easily through asphalt cycling road which leads to Liptovský Mikuláš. In winter time Valley becomes paradise for ski alpinists and extreme skiers. However that does not mean you can´t brings your sledges and walks it up to the cottage and sledges it down. Žiarska cottage is open all year.
Liptov region is rich for cave formations. To the most beautiful ones belong Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa(Ice Cave), Demänovská jaskyňa slobody, Stanišovská jaskyňa, Važecká jaskyňa. It is worth visiting the mining work Medvedia štôlňa which was created by people. If in any case the weather is not as you imagined, the caves are amazing alternative for the weekend program.
9. MORE ATTRACTIONS IN CLOSE SURROUNDINGS
Still haven´t found your “cup of tea” ? Don’t worry! Liptov has a few more funny attractions worth a visit. There is a Laser Game Arena or kart hall which are situated directly in Liptovský Mikuláš. Also worth mentioning is the building of Heliport which is interesting by its orientation. It stands upside down. Enjoy your afternoon coffee at the terrace of the house. The basement is actually the roof, you will love it. If this isn’t enough adrenaline for you, Heliport offers sightseeing flights, get on the helicopter and see Liptov at a glance. Or visit the bobsleigh track in the village Ziarce and enjoy the wind in the hair on the way down.
10. INTERESTING PLACES IN FURTHER SURROUNDINGS
If you decided to visit Liptov region, you have it close by to West Tatras and High Tatras, whether you go for mountaineering or just for a walk around Štrbské Tarn you will leave the mountains with a completely satisfied feeling. If you have already discovered these areas then we recommend visiting close by Malinô Brdo or village Lúčky (beautiful natural waterfall) or the natural thermal lake close by village Kalameny. You should not miss also Prosiecka and Kvačianska valleys.