Slovakia's outdoor tourist attractions include mountains (the most famous being the High and Low Tatras), forest, cave formations, and over 1,000 mineral and hot springs. In addition, tourists can visit ancient castles, monuments, chateaux, museums, and galleries. All visitors are required to have valid passports.
In 2000, 1,053,000 tourists arrived in Slovakia and spent an estimated $432 million. There were 23,387 hotel rooms in Slovakia that year with 73,008 beds and an occupancy rate of 29%.
According to 2000 US government estimates, the cost of staying in Bratislava was $130 per day. Estimated daily travel costs elsewhere in the country averaged $126.