Each spring has a different mixture of minerals, chiefly carbon dioxide, sulfur, and ammonia. Its name is derived from the Slavic word Cvaz, meaning sour, referring to the taste of its mineral waters.
Elevation: 564 m
Summer temperature: 15°C
Winter temperature: -5°C
Nearby cities: Sf. Gheorghe 33 km, Sibiu 199 km, Bucharest 218 km
Distance from major cities: Cluj-Napoca 310 km, Timișoara 466 km, Baia Mare 422 km, Oradea 462 km, Arad 454, Suceava 286 km.
Curing factors: carbogaseous, bicarbonated, sodium chloride, hypotonic and hypertonic mineral waters; mofetta; bland sedative bioclimate; mineral mud; drinking facilities for mineral water internal cures; over 1.500 mineral water springs with a high flow rate.
Nearest airport: Bucharest "Henri Coandă" International Airport 218 km.
Other attractions: Valea Zânelor (tourist halting place, dendrologic park); Voinești (traditional costumes, sculpted gates); Malnaș Băi; the ruins of the Vapa Fortress (IVth century); the ecological reservation Balta Dracului (in the center of the town); the Inclined Plane in Comandau (a narrow gauge railway, an ingenious installation built before 1899 to ensure the motor-less transportation of materials).
Therapeutic indications: cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the digestive system, hepatobiliary diseases, associated diseases (metabolic and nutritional diseases, asthenic neurosis).
Contraindications: Infectious, contagious diseases, veneric diseases, malign tumors, mental illnesses, tuberculosis related diseases, normal pregnancy of over 3 months.
Treatment facilities: hot carbogaseous baths; mofettes; drinking facilities for mineral water internal cures; paraffin wraps; aerosol and inhalation facilities; complex facilities for electro- and hydro-therapy; medical gymnastics; medical massage.