Balaton or the Adriatic Sea? Why Not Lupa Instead?
If you have at least a week to spend on holiday, you can choose between Lake Balaton and the Croatian coast, with many arguments for and against. But summer lasts beyond the holidays, and one can always find time for a cool dip or a sunbath at the weekend or even after work. That's where Lupa comes in.
How can we make the most of our holiday savings? A series of analytical articles proclaim the Croatian coast the winner compared to Lake Balaton, while many people swear by the "Hungarian sea", because it's close and we can afford a lángos, even if it can cost more than HUF 2,000 once or twice a summer.
In the summer heat, we long for the waterfront, for which we can drive 700-800 kilometers in one go in order to taste the Mediterranean atmosphere that makes us forget the landlocked weekdays. But it also takes at least a week to make it worthwhile to inflate the rubber mattress on the beach of Lake Balaton, which has been a familiar place for years, and to sink into the culinary safety offered by the classic triumvirate of hake, lángos, and pancake.
However, it often happens that we just want to go to the beach on a whim because of the unbearable heat, but Lake Balaton and the Adriatic are both out of the question. Still one just longs for the beach feeling, a splash with the family, or a beach football session with friends.
So, there is Lupa Beach, on the outskirts of Budapest, at the gateway to the Danube Bend. Lupa, you've probably heard of it, is known as Budapest's own beach, with white sand, turquoise water, and whatnot. It is this "something or other" that has brought a new quality to the world of Hungarian beach culture for the seventh year running. This "something else" is, for example, the unparalleled Mediterranean waterfront atmosphere. A unique range of sports activities, whether on the sand or in the water. There is, for example, one of the coolest wakeboard complexes in Central Europe, and on the sand, there are professional beach sports courts, where serious competitions are often held.
In addition, it's also a great choice for families, with a large family beach, a shaded playground, shallow-water paddling, and a whole host of activities to keep the little ones busy. And the icing on the cake is that there's no entry fee for under 12s. The beach's gastronomy menu offers both typical beach fare and more specialty dishes, but also everything from cocktails and bubble tea to rosé spritzers to enjoy on a warm summer's day.
So, if it's neither Balaton nor the Adriatic, give Lupa a try!
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