For Russians and residents of most CIS countries, outdoor activities in Turkey are only now beginning to gain really great popularity. Previously, tourists were only interested in the famous all inclusive, good service and the opportunity to do nothing but bask in the sun and swim in the pools and/or the sea. Now this is not enough for tourists – many people want to not only “lie like a seal”, but also go in for sports, try unusual water and non-water activities, and also get to know the nightlife of Turkish resorts. Moreover, they really have something to please even very demanding tourists.
Under active recreation, each person, due to age and personal preferences, understands something of his own. For someone, surfing or scuba diving once or twice is already a feat. Others want to be constantly on the move: play golf, raft down mountain rivers, “hang out” in bars and discos in the evenings, etc.
Beach volleyball – an active form of recreation on the beach
The country has conditions for the organization of any leisure. The main thing is to know which resort to choose for outdoor activities in Turkey, and take a responsible approach to finding a place to stay. It should be borne in mind that the rules for receiving guests and behavior in hotels are different everywhere, and they are determined by focusing on one or another category of guests. It is clear that if you go on a trip with a baby, then choosing a youth hotel where it is quite noisy is a bad idea. In turn, a company of students is unlikely to be interested if they settle in a quiet hotel with a beautiful park, located away from the bustle of the city. So before you book a room or buy a tour, decide on the criteria that the resort and hotel where you will stay must meet.
Jet ski – water activities
Are all resorts in Turkey suitable for outdoor activities?
If you look at it, each of the main tourist centers of the country can be attractive for lovers of active pastime in its own way. Let's look at the features of the resorts that are most popular among our compatriots:
- Alanya is considered a real Mecca for travelers in terms of the ratio of the cost of services, the number of hotels and the variety of entertainment available. Party lovers can stay in the city center or Obagel, but with children it is better to stay in the Avsallar area, where there are 4 and 5 star hotels with their own water parks and other family attractions. Belek is suitable for respectable tourists who are willing to pay for comfort and quality of service. Although nightlife lovers may find it a little boring here, you can fully enjoy horse riding and golf, because it is here that the most prestigious golf clubs and equestrian centers in Turkey are located.
Playing golf on vacation
- Antalya (namely the city itself, and not the hotels located on the coast) can be called a paradise for young people, because all kinds of parties are constantly held here and life is in full swing 24 hours a day. Plus – very close to the most important water park in the country, where you can ride traditional and extreme water slides. Kemer is a good option for both families with children and groups of friends. But if the second is more fun in the city, then for family outdoor activities, you should choose more prosperous and calm suburbs, such as Tekirova or Beldibi. Marmaris attracts, first of all, diving connoisseurs, who have at their disposal over ten unique places where you can watch the amazing marine flora and fauna. No less interesting in this resort will be fans of photography and those who want to appreciate the healing power of thermal springs.
Diving – watching the underwater world
Hotels in Turkey for active holidays for young people
Mostly young people are looking for hotels in Turkey for outdoor activities, so here is a list of accommodation options that they will like:
- Crystal De Luxe Resort & Spa 5 and Orange County 5 in Kemer; Q Premium Resort 5* in Alanya; Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort 5 and Spice Hotel & Spa 5 in Belek; Silence Beach Resort 5 * in Side; Rixos Downtown Antalya 5* in Antalya;
Life is in full swing 24 hours a day in a nightclub
In addition to the location, you should pay attention to such features of the hotel as the presence of animation and well-groomed territory, type of food and prices. Do not forget also that the best hotels and rooms are taken out quickly, so if you know exactly the dates of your trip, you should think about early booking. We also recommend seeing the sights of Turkey, of which there are a great many in the country.