A bit more of a town than other Bereg region villages, with actual shops, Tarpa lies 13km southeast of Csaroda. It’s known for its plum products, but one of Hungary’s last examples of a working, horse-driven, 19th-century dry mill can also be seen here. Nearby is a decorated Calvinist church.

On a bend in the river, Tivadar (www.tivadar.hu), 5km south of Tarpa, is a quiet little beachfront settlement with alternative lodgings, a campsite and an eatery or two. A good choice here is the flash guesthouse Kuruc Vendégház, which is newer than its traditional style suggests and has five comfortable rooms, a big garden and a swimming pool. It rents bikes as well, which is the perfect way to get around in these parts.