In the last centuries Lipót was a famous fishervillage. The fishermen of Lipót along with the ‘beluga-catchers’ of Szigetköz had their own stand in the fishmarkets in Vienna and Bratislava. The fishermen of Lipót worked in groups with traditional tackles. Another well known trade was the gold-washing. At the beginning of the 19th century there lived 39 gold-washers in Lipót. The village had 6 watermills and many people lived from ship towing, shipping or worked as a ferryman.

Today the small village of 700 residents lives mainly on tourism. In 2009 the village won a gold medal in the European floral competition Entente Florale. From north the settlement is bounded by a 70-hectare, water-lily-covered mort lake. On the shore of the lake a studytrail with rain-shelters, rest areas and lookouts for bird watching is waiting for the hikers. The shady alley of chestnut trees along the road to Darnózseli is also picturesque.

The main tourist attraction of Lipót is the thermal spa and aqua park, which is fed by a spring of 65 °C breaking up from a depth of 2000 meters. There was an appalling flood on the Danube in 1954 that destroyed most buildings in Lipót. Therefore umpteenth in its history the village had to be rebuilt again. The Baroque Roman Catholic church was built in 1777. The main altarpiece is a masterwork of Maulbertsch, who used to work and live in Győr at this period.