Holidays in Mamaia in Romania: what to do, where to sleep and how to get there

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Valery Aloyants

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Mamaia is an important seaside resort on the Romanian coast which overlooks the Black Sea. This seaside resort is located a little further north of the large city of Constanta, which is the largest port on the Black Sea.

Is situated 5 km from the city of Constance (to which it belongs administratively), and develops on the coast that separates Lake Siutghiol from the Black Sea. So it is a fairly affordable choice by European standards, and is the best choice for those looking for a low cost holiday by the sea.

Holidays in Mamaia in Romania

Mamaia is the answer of the Romania a Sunny Beach in Bulgaria, and completes the tourist offer of this corner of southern Europe. With about 200 hotels in the area, is smaller, but very competitive with many attractions and things to do.

La Mamaia beach it is also the only resort in Europe to have pure white sand, found only in tropical places like Hawaii.

To do

In addition to the beautiful promenade and beach, there are plenty of things to do in Mamaia. During the day it can be visited Aqua Magic, a fun water park with many slides. An excellent destination for both young people and families with children.

The main attraction in the area is the gondola, a cableway that allows tourists to admire the splendid tourist resort of Mamaia and the Black Sea from above. It is 2.2 km long, reaches a maximum height of 50 meters and covers the route from the casino to the Hotel Perla, in about 7 minutes.

For water sports enthusiasts do not miss the Lake Siutghiol. Nicknamed Lake Mamaia, this large body of water has a length of 7.5 km and a width of 2.5 km, and is an excellent destination for various water sports, such as water skiing, kitesurfing, jet skiing or yachting.

When to go

The summer season lasts from mid-May to the end of September, when the average daytime temperatures are 25 to 30 degrees Celsius. The sea water is warm until late autumn.


The tourist resort of Mamaia it can be divided into 3 zones. The northern zone it is more suitable for young people and for those looking for night entertainment; the strait and long stretch that separates Lake Siutghiol from the Black Sea it is for those who aim a lot at relaxation, beach and sea; while in city ​​centre it is for families and couples who, in addition to a pleasant beach holiday, are looking for various things and activities to do both during the day and in the evening.

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How to reach us

The nearest airport is theConstance Airport, the Mihail Kogălniceanu (CND), which is about 25 km away. From the airport you can take buses or a rental car to reach Mamaia. There are no direct flights to this airport, you need to make at least one stopover.

Another solution is to get to theBucharest Airport, connected by numerous direct flights. Also from here you can reach Mamaia by bus or by renting a car. The distance is approximately 250 km.

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