Valma is probably the oldest fishermen`s village on the shores of Lake Võrtsjärv. About 75-80% of the fish caught in the lake is brought ashore via the village harbour. Results of archaelogical excavations confirm that people resided in the Valma area as early as 3,500 BC.

Many visitors enjoy such attractive features of Valma as the small and cosy information centre and the fishing sailboat Paula that can take you on a lake  pleasure ride. Such wooden vessels with clinker planking were used in the early years of the previous century for fishing, pleasure rides and even racing.