Whether you j ust want to relax or you're looking for a gentle cure for a specific ailment, a spa with natural spring thermal water is a perfect holiday choice. Many are aware of Budapest’s f amous Gellért and Széchenyi thermal baths, but not everyone knows that Hungary i s actually overflowing with hot springs. The country boasts around 1,500 spas, 450 of which are public. Lake Hévíz , in western Hungary, i s the 2nd l argest thermal lake in the world and is l ocated near Lake Balaton ( not thermal, but the largest l ake i n Central Europe). In addition, the Miskolc-Tapolca Cave Bath in northern Hungary is one of only two natural thermal cave baths in the world.