Short description: Colibița Lake is a fairytale place, but words are too small to describe its wild beauty. The place fascinates tourists from all over the country and abroad every day. It is the place that, although it is hundreds of kilometers from the Black Sea, has a beach, being at an altitude of 900m.
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The village of Colibita enjoys a picturesque location: on the Bistritei Valley, between the Bargau and Calimani mountains, the landscape offered and the view will leave you speechless due to its wild beauty that seems to be taken out of a story.
It is said that the village of Colibita has existed since 1850, when there were only 14 inhabitants who lived peacefully in their huts (hence the name “Colibita”). In 1869, the first road appeared that allowed the inhabitants to take their wood to the market, then the first church.
In 1918, W. Ianitchi, a German carpenter, saw the tourist potential of the area and built several holiday villages here, intended for the Saxons from Bistrita, then in 1979 the idea of setting up a reservoir appeared, which led to the relocation of the nearby village.
Local legends say that the lake is cursed and that there would be part of the houses, including the church in Colibita, at the bottom of the lake and when the water level drops, you can see the cross on the roof of the church, thus every year asking for tribute, paid with a human life.
Colibita is an oasis of peace and relaxation with a special charm, offering tourists next to the beach and swimming in cool water, a landscaped beach, excursions and hikes, and during the winter, sleigh rides.
Colibita is also known for the healing properties of the ozonated air.