Ocna Sugatag was once a major town in Maramures, the main interest in the area stemming from its status as a salt-mining centre. After the salt mines had collapsed and flooded, the town became known to Union leaders and communist supporters based in Baia Mare and Sighetu as a place to soak in the salt pools. Now, Ocna is a low-key tourist destination for families from Maramures.
Ocna is 7km from Breb and has a post office, banks, ATMs and a Thursday morning market. There is one holiday complex with a large swimming pool, salt pools and a jacuzzi to relax in. There is usually a DJ and games for children, as well as sun-loungers on the pool-side.