On October 25, 1925, a miracle took place in the small town of Hajdúszoboszló. While searching for hydrocarbons, workers unexpectedly found 73°C thermal water springing up together with natural gas from a depth of 1091 meters. The healing power of the water was proved shortly afterwards. It is Ferenc Pávai Vajna, a distinguished geologist, the 'father' of our thermal water, who is to be thanked for finding this wonder of nature that has been serving mankind for more than seventy years now. This brownish, velvet-like, hot treasure of the deep of the earth had flooded nearby surface dents and ditches, and local people soon began to bathe and wash their clothes in it. They soon realized that the water was capable of performing miracles since after spending some time in the water, wounds healed faster and rheumatic symptoms began to ease.

Based on scientific analysis, the town decided to build a spa. One and a half years later on 26 July, 1927, the so-called "mud bath" opened to the public. The past 90 years have been rich in events, tourism has become more and more lively, and the spa had to be expanded and modernized several times to meet new demands. Thanks to the local government, which has always supported the complex, the thermal bath was reopened and developed to meet the expectations of each and every age. The stages of development, by year, are as follows:

1927 the so-called “mud bath” opened

1928 building of a 50 x 51,5 meter pool from reinforced concrete, a 15 x 32 meter medical pool, 100 booths, and two buildings with 300 changing booths each.

1931 the facility recieved a temporary title of Medical Spa from the Interior Ministry

1935-36 building of two doctor’s offices, and an inhalatorium

1936 building of two 7 x 14 meter, covered thermal pools, a cooling tower, and a drinking hall

1938 building a 50 x 25 meter wave pool, and the certification of the water of the no. I. and no. II. wells as medical and mineral water

1939 building of a recreation hall, a boating lake, and a bottling plant

1940 building of a children’s pool

1941 building of a bathtub facility, a playground, and a new inhalatorium

1942 building of a hot tub

1946 the Cabinet Secretary of Wellbeing officially allowed the facility to use the name Medical Spa

1949 the spa was nationalized and named Hajdúszoboszló Spa National Company

1954 reconstruction of the covered thermal pool’s wooden roof structure

1956 building of a dressing room for 600 people

1958 the spa received the Health Resort title, building of the weight bath pool

1959 building of the main pipeline of the showers

1962 reconstruction of the wave pool

1963 building of a cooling tower, renewal of the southern booth section

1964 new pipeline for the incoming thermal water

1965 building of a new boatshed, renewal of the main entrance

1966 reconstruction of the hot tub, mud treatment, weight bath, and women’s changing booths, introduction of massage services in the spa

1967 building of a new pump room, workshop, and boiler room

1968 building of a physical therapy and physiotherapy rooms

1969 building of a second entrance to the Open-air Spa and a new gazebo

1970 building of a drinking hall and the beginning of the renovation process of the medical spa

1971 building of a 50 x 20 meter swimming pool

1972 inauguration of a new, covered medical spa building

1974 the total base area of the spa was expanded by 14 hectares

1976-77 expansion of the boating lake

1978 building of a paddling and learner’s pool

1980 completion of the omega pool and two tennis courts

1981 implementation of water circulation and filter systems

1982 building of a pool cinema

1983 building of a covered swimming pool

1987 building of two waterslides

1991 the spa becomes a joint stock company, with the local municipality as its major stock holder

1992 inauguration of the “Árpád” swimming pool

1994 building of a mineral water bottling plant

1995 opening of the Thermal Camping campsite

1996-98 buying of the thermal water wells and reconstruction of the water catchment area

1996 building of a sanatorium

1999 reconstruction of the Medical Spa, introduction of new therapies: Délibáb-, Silver terápia

2000 building of the Aquapark

2002 renovation of the spa complex as part of the Széchenyi Plan

2004 building of a new mineral water bottling plant

2005 inauguration of the Hungarospa Thermal Hotel***

2009 building of a gas power plant

2010 building of the Aqua-Palace Waterpark

2014 development of tourist attractions (Medical Spa, Open-air Spa, Aquapark, Extreme Zone)

2019 building of two children’s pools

2021 building of the Premium Zone

The year 1996 marks the beginning of the greatest, originally 8-year-long, development project of the Hajdúszoboszló Spa Complex started by the management of the company and the proprietor, the Municipality of Hajdúszoboszló. In 1996, our medical sanatorium - the Hotel Thermal Therapy - opened its gates shortly after receiving a separate spa building. New therapies were introduced in the Délibáb and Silver Hotels, which meant that it was possible to improve the therapies even more. During the Christmas holidays in 1998, the modern Medical Spa building was finished. In 2000, with the help of Phare, Hungary's first waterpark, the Aquapark was established.

These developments were followed by a 2.5 billion HUF investment offered by the Széchenyi Plan between 2000 and 2001. This investment helped to develop the Open-air Spa, to enlarge the Aquapark, building new therapy rooms on the second floor of the hot tub building, which increased the medical capacity. As part of this investment new training and medical pools and a sauna were built, and at the end of 2002, the building of the Medical Spa was renovated. The most significant developments were made in the Open-air Spa, where beyond upgrading the infrastructure, new pools in line with European standards were built, including the giant pool, decorated with elements resembling a Mediterranean beach, making it unique in all of Europe. In 2003, a more than one billion HUF investment was made to develop the surroundings of the Hotel Thermal Therapy facility, in József Attila utca. In 2004, a more than one thousand m2 bottling plant was built, equipped with the latest bottling technology. The value of the investment was 150 million HUF. In 2005, a three-star hotel called Hungarospa Thermal Hotel opened its gates to the public. 

In the year 2008, the construction of the Aqua-Palace indoor waterpark started, which was the largest investment in tourism in the history of the town of Hajdúszoboszló. The investment was worth 4.8 billion HUF from which 2.25 billion was funded by the European Union. The aim of the new facility is to broaden the services available in the spa, while also lengthening the summer season. The Aqua-Palace has an area of 15.000 m2, with a water surface of 1600 m2. The facility has a maximum capacity of 1000 people, where every generation can find some way to relax and wind down, or take part in some sport activities. The Aqua-Palace Waterpark was inaugurated in March 2010. 2014 was the year of investments in the history of Hungarospa. The thermal pool-section of the Medical Spa was renovated and expanded. The Aquapark was also expanded with a new area called the Extreme Zone, including 6 new slides and a climbing wall. At the Open-air Spa section of the complex the Omega and training pools were rebuilt, and expanded with a stage for children’s shows and a foam-show area. From the beginning of the high season in 2018, families with little children can enjoy the summer heat in two brand new kid’s pools. In the summer of 2021 a new open-air wellness zone, the Premium Zone, satisfying high-quality needs, was opened to the public.