A study made at the beginning of this year announced that there is a place in Romania where the quantity of ozone is the same as the amount in the Swiss Alps.
This unique place in Romania is Colibita, a village in the Valley of the Bistrita River, situated at 900 m altitude between the Bargau and Calimani Mountains. The maximum value of the ozone concentration measured here was 90 mcg/m³, while the mean average value in Romania is 72.6 mcg/m³.
Colibita has been one of the most attractive places for tourists for a long time. Besides the pure air, Colibita also has a beach by the nearby reservoir lake named after the village. In the area you can hike, cycle, kayak, climb rocks, and even fish for trout. The place is a historically renowned tourist spot. Between 1923 and 1975 the village was a health resort until the decision was made to establish the reservoir. The local authorities now try to transform Colibita into a tourist attraction again.
Nowadays it is mostly visited by locals, and in order to transform it into a place of national or even international interest, a good quality road has to be built equipped with traffic signs, and public transportation has to be established between the health resort and the train and bus stations. Also, the public places need to be lit, and there is also need for running water and sewage, and accommodation ensured for a minimum of 500 guests.
About 10 years ago the village was made up from 50 houses. Now there are about 400 vacation houses, pensions and villas. A series of guest houses and motels were built by the lake with affordable accommodation as well as two luxury bungalows with windows overlooking the lake.