Kherson region is well-known for its unique complex of natural recreational resources under steppe zone conditions. First of all, it is hydrogeological conditions and orographic features of the territory (flatness, absence of sharp natural barriers), which allow to carry out recreational activities without restrictions, including construction of recreational facilities and laying transport, tourist and excursion routes.
The greatest interest for tourism development is the coast of the Black and Azov Seas, the Dnieper and rivers that are part of its basin. Kherson region with its sea beach with the length of more than 200 kilometers, is a recreational reserve of European importance. Moreover, this is a small part of the sea coast of the region. It does not yet take into account the coastal areas, which are not considered as beach in the traditional meaning, in particular coast of the Rotten Sea – Syvash. Some experts say that Syvash’s brine and mud can compete with Dead Sea resources.
There are several deposits of therapeutic mud, brine and water (Lake Solone, Prokopivske, Chervone, iodine-bromine waters on Arabatska Spit) in Kherson region, which are used as medicines by sanatoriums “Hopry”, “Zolota Nyva”, “Arabatska Strilka”, “Chayka”. Sulfide-silt therapeutic muds of Lake Solyane (Hola Prystan) have the following chemical composition: hydrogen sulfide, carotene, hormones, penicillin-like, folliculin-like and other substances. The region has mud reserves in the volume of 87 k m3. Sodium chloride brine of Lake Solyane has the following chemical composition: chlorides, carbonates, bicarbonates, iron, sulfur, potassium, bromine, iodine, magnesium, etc. Brine deposits are forming in the volume of 21 k m3 per year. Reserves of mud and brine of Lake Solyane were approved by the Protocol No. 793 of State Committee of Ukraine on natural resources deposits on December 12, 2003.