All-season resort, Sovata was first mentioned as a place for healing in a document dated 1597, but only a resort in 1850. It is surrounded by hills Cireselu (912 m), Chapel (720 m), Bechiş (1,079 m) and Mt Low Salt Hill, covered with forests of beech,
oak, hornbeam, elm, chestnut, fir and birch.
The resort has a subalpine climate with cool summers (July average temperature is 18.5 ° C) and mild winters (average temperature in January is -3.5 ° C). The average annual temperature is 7.6 ° C and average annual rainfall is 750 mm.
The fame of the resort is made lakes Ursu (46,000 m2), Aluniş (9,000 m2), Green (5.