Despite the coronavirus pandemic, there is a lot of tourist traffic on the Tatra trails. In July alone, the Tatra Mountains were visited by over half a million tourists, according to data from the Tatra National Park (TPN). Morskie Oko is the most popular.
The data collected from the entry points to the Tatra National Park shows that only in July the Tatra Mountains were visited by 550,591 people. In the same period of last year, there were slightly more tourists, i.e. 577,043.
The TPN record attendance was recorded on July 28 this year. That day there were 28,384 entrances to the entire national park. In addition to Morskie Oko, tourists eagerly visited the Kościeliska Valley, and the routes starting in Kuźnice - towards Kasprowy Wierch and Giewont.
In August, traffic on the Tatra routes is also very high. This is evidenced by the fact that the parking lots at Łysa Polana and Palenica Białczańska, from where the route to Morskie Oko begins, are completely occupied overnight. Reservations for these parking spaces should be made online at least one day before the planned trip.
The queues of tourists waiting to climb the popular peaks also testify to the high tourist traffic. This is the case on routes equipped with artificial facilities, e.g. to Giewont, Rysy or Orla Perć.