Bucharest, the national capital, is situated 110 miles (177 kilometers) south of Balvanyos.
To understand why so many travelers decide on Transylvania as their holiday destination make sure you and your travel buddies see a bit more of the area. Examples of places in the vicinity of Balvanyos are Slanic-Moldova, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest, and Lepsa, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west.
Whether you're an atheist or one of the faithful, you're sure to be moved at Transylvania 's cathedrals and other sites of spiritual significance. Take a trip to Transylvania 's art museums, history museums and theaters. These are great destinations to explore, particularly when the weather is less than perfect.
If you enjoy spending time with folk who share your passions, Transylvania features a range of specialist tours such as culinary tours, wildlife spotting tours and guided nature walks. If you are looking for a break from sightseeing, why not check out a local watersport? Boating and scuba diving are both popular here.
Sampling local food is often about more than just satisfying appetites. It is also a window into places and people's lives. And when you are ready for dessert, why not try foi umplute cu nuca (walnut layer cake). To add another element to the Transylvania (region) food, try a glass of wine, like Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat Ottonel.
When the time comes to leave Balvanyos, spend the last of your Romanian lei on last minute keepsakes and bid a fond La revedere (farewell).