A successful vacation in Romania should include, at least once in a lifetime, accommodation in the Danube Delta, and not only because it is the second largest on the planet, but especially because our Delta is the best-preserved across Europe.
The Danube Delta was formed five thousand years ago, in a bay of the Black Sea. Today, the Delta is home to numerous endangered plants and animals, all of them protected by law. Also here you can find 25 different types of ecosystems.
Any tourist who chooses accommodation in the Danube Delta should know some important things about this beautiful and complicated place. For example that, flowing into the Black Sea, the Danube River splits into a complex network of canals that connect the three main branches: Chilia, Sulina and St. Gheorghe, each with its “personality” and its attractions. Thus, if you decide to visit the youngest of the three arms of the Danube – Chilia – you may have the opportunity to glimpse at the largest colony of pelicans in Europe or you might see herds of wild horses from Letea Forest. Also, the reeds by the water house some 30% of Europe’s glossy ibis population.
The population of the Danube Delta does not exceed 15,000 people, but the tourists who visit this area attracted by the natural wonders add considerably to this number. While residents live in simple houses covered with reeds, the tourists may choose from several types of accommodation in the Danube Delta. Besides the usual hotel rooms or guest houses (and why not, even in people’s homes – the locals will always be happy to accommodate you!), amateurs of water rides can choose to rent small boats (of 2 -10 persons) with which they can quietly observe nature’s beauty..
The Danube Delta is the third largest biodiversity in the world, being surpassed only by the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. This land of water, under UNESCO’s World Heritage, provides habitat for more than 5,500 species of animals and plants, which share an area of 600,000 ha . Also, more than 50 % of Delta’s biosphere is intact and the entire area is divided between tourist spots and areas where tourism, hunting and fishing are strictly regulated.
As a tourist, you can choose between several types of accommodation in Danube Delta. You can spend your vacation in one of the veritable resorts on the Delta’s banks; you can enjoy the fancy accommodation services, five star rooms and round-the-clock room service. Or you can choose one of the many tiny and welcoming guest houses, which offer, however, far fewer side facilities. For an authentic experience, you can spend the night in the modest but well-groomed households of the locals.
Whatever you choose as option for accommodation in Danube Delta, you should know that the Delta, with its breathtaking landscapes and its amazing biodiversity, is a paradise for any nature-loving tourist.