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Poland's alpine getaway.
Zakopane is Poland's most popular vacation destination, attracting three million visitors annually. Often referred to as Poland's winter capital, this town really has no off-season, as its hiking trails and world-class ski slopes make it a tourism destination year-round. There are numerous other outdoor activities available, such as climbing, ice skating, rafting, and paragliding. Many people just come to Zakopane because of the town's charming wooden architecture amidst majestic natural scenery. When walking around this magical place, you often feel like you have stepped back in time. Zakopane is deep in the heartland of the Gorals, Polish highlanders with their own dialect, cuisine, architecture, and history.
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The main thoroughfare, Krupowki Street, is home to many shops and street performers. But beyond this bustling street, you can find elegant wooden villas and mansions and several museums. Zakopane offers a true Polish dining experience, with good restaurants (some themed) offering hearty dishes that fit right in with the rustic surroundings. An ideal spot for a mountain vacation, Zakopane works well for those heading south from Krakow to Slovakia or Hungary, or just exploring Poland's diversity.

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What we love about Zakopane


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It's a great place to temporarily change the surroundings of large metropolises. In Zakopane, you can relax without doing much, besides enjoying the magnificent views and wonderful fresh air, or you can relax in a more active way, taking part in one of the pleasant hikes in the area of Cuisine. It should also be mentioned that you are sure to love the regional dishes in Zakopane!


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Zakopane is such a cute little town. I absolutely adored the gingerbread looking houses and the fact that that you can buy this great local cheese called Oscypek. The views from the mountains are breathtaking.

Where to stay in Zakopane

In Zakopane, we have options for guests who want to stay in the center and for those who want to get away and enjoy mountain views far from the crowds. We've hand-picked the very best options, from cozy apartments or B&Bs, to luxurious hotels with rustic interiors. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Boutique Spa Hotel in Zakopane
Boutique Spa Hotel
You'll find spacious, boutique-style rooms with all the amenities, as well as a great spa and an excellent restaurant in this conveniently located hotel.
Design Spa Hotel in Zakopane
Design Spa Hotel
A haven of relaxation decorated in a modern style that blends tradition and contemporary elements. The spa here is amazing!
Small Stylish Hotel in Zakopane
Small Stylish Hotel
Certainly one of the best accommodation options in Zakopane, this wonderful villa is newly designed and beautifully furnished.

Things to do in Zakopane

As the gateway to the Tatra Mountains, Zakopane has plenty to offer, and we're happy to show you around the area with private walking tours, or even a rafting tour for the more adventurous. For those looking to ski, Zakopane is Poland's premier ski destination. In the summer the countryside and mountains make for the perfect hiking and climbing getaway. At all times of year you can enjoy the unique alpine experience that Zakopane offers. You can also explore the unique culture of the Gorals, Polish highlanders with their own architecture, dialect, cuisine, and traditions.
Dunajec Rafting and Czorsztyn Castle Trip with Private Transportation
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Dunajec Rafting and Czorsztyn Castle Trip with Private Transportation
Zakopane Private Walking Tour with Gubalowka Funicular Ride and Oscypek Cheese Tasting
Zakopane Private Walking Tour with Gubalowka Funicular Ride and Oscypek Cheese Tasting
Kuznice And Kasprowy Private Walking and Cable Car Tour
Kuznice And Kasprowy Private Walking and Cable Car Tour

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Zakopane

How can I get around Zakopane?
Zakopane's main artery is Krupowki Street, a long pedestrian road flanked by loads of shops, restaurants, and bars, and near the hotels we recommend. At one end, you can ride a funicular to the peak of Mt. Gubalowka, which offers an amazing panorama of Zakopane and its neighbors. There are also frequent buses to popular trailheads and cable car stations, which depart from the other end of Krupowki, near the bus/train station.
How long should I stay in Zakopane?
Zakopane is small, so how long you stay depends on how much hiking you want to do. You could easily spend a week or more, but if it's just a stop as part of a longer tour, 1-2 nights tend to suffice, allowing you to enjoy some hiking (or at least views after funicular or cable car rides), and soak in some of its neighbor and unusual highlander architecture, art, and folklore.
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