It is one of Hutsul culture capitals.
Rakhiv is the last train station on the line from Lviv over Ivano-Frankivsk to Rakhiv. There is a direct nighttrain connection from Kiev over Ternopil to Rakhiv From Romania you can get there via Sighetu Marmaţiei/Solotvino border crossing and then by bus.
Rakhiv is one of the places that consider themselves located in the geographical centre of Europe. See the monument erected by Austro-Hungarian geographers in 1887, located in Dilove village (12 km from Rakhiv).