Last Updated on December 14, 2020
Torba is a popular holiday town located on the north east coast of Bodrum peninsula. It is one the closest resort to central Bodrum. Torba is situated on a beautiful cove and surrounded with green lands full of pine and olive trees. As the resort is located on a protected cove so that even on the windy days, the cove and the beach is always calm.
Top Things to Do & See in Torba
Torba beach & bay
The beach in Torba is beautiful, shallow and clear one. You can enjoy the sea at Torba beach and explore the area by walking along the coast.
The Torba Bay, which is one of the rare forest areas in Bodrum, is mostly preferred with the holidaymakers who seek peace and calm in lush green nature, pine trees and azure clean sea.
You can also take part in daily boat tours from Torba and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding bays and coves.
Torba has the best cycling, hiking and trekking trails on the Bodrum peninsula. For outdoor and extreme sports enthusiasts, we highly recommend trekking and cycling in the magnificent nature of Torba.
Bodrum Dolphin Park
Located in Guvercinlik bay, about 17 km. from Torba, Bodrum Dolphin Park is a fantastic dolphin park and therapy center where you can watch, meet and swim with the dolphins. Dolphing shows are amazing that you’ll watch their great performances and take photos and videos during the shows.
Covering an area 4,000 square meters on the sea surface, and with a capacity of 300 seats, you’ll have a great and fun day out along the four dolphin pools with 4 dolphins (Afalina). The park also has quality restaurants, cafes and a beach club.
Address: Guvercinlik Bodrum road 2 km. on the coast, Guvercinlik, Bodrum
Tel: +90 252 374 59 36
On the hills, you’ll find a small building of 2,500 years of age and also a 4th century Byzantium Monastery along the east of the cove.
Boat trips along the stunning coastline of the Bodrum peninsula coasts is one of the best things to do in Bodrum. Bodrum coasts are very rich in color with jagged rocks and bright trees, as well as contrasted against the clear, turquoise sea. You’ll definitely experience the beautiful coasts by visiting the various bays by boat.
The tour guides will tell you where you can safely jump into the crystal clear waters to swim and snorkel. You’ll come across plenty of fish and other marine life, and when back on board, you’ll dry off while enjoying the sun. Continue reading…
You can also have a day out to see the popular sights and historical sites on the Bodrum peninsula, including the Bodrum Windmills on the hills between Gumbet and central Bodrum, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Bodrum Castle and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, the Myndos Gate and an ancient Amphitheater in central Bodrum, and the ruins of Pedasa.
Daily Tours & Excursions
For the ones who will not want to spend their Torba holidays on a routine day out at their hotels, than attending to daily tours and excursions is one of the best options to experience and enjoy the stunning landscapes and natural beauties, crystal clear turquoise sea, historical sites, and charms of the Bodrum peninsula.
Variety of all inclusive daily boat trips, cycling, 4×4 Off-road Safari, Quad & Buggy Safari, scuba diving, day trips to Ephesus, Pamukkale and Dalyan are the top selling and the most popular excursions and daily tours from Bodrum. Continue reading…
Shopping – What to Buy?
Torba is popular for its rich olive trees and offers great natural olives. You can buy the olives of the region from the many shops.
You’ll also find great shopping alternatives from popular outdoor markets, supermarkets, antique and handicraft shops to lovely stores in Torba. Jewelry, leather, carpet, rug, clothing, traditional tastes, authentic clothes, magnets, bracelets and necklaces, and hand made items, as well as pretty souvenirs are the most popular things to buy in Torba.
In addition, you can visit the street markets on the Bodrum peninsula and find all kind of goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as brand clothes, etc. Popular ones are held in Gumbet on Sundays, and central Bodrum on Tuesdays.
Eating Out – What to Eat?
You can experience and enjoy the Aegean and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as authentic Turkish cuisine and the flavor of the sea at the plenty of restaurants and cafes along the town center and beach promenade of Torba.
Fresh caught fish is popular. Traditional mezes with yogurt, aubergine, pepper, tomato and olive, bergamot jam, stuffed squash blossoms, Turkish kebab and all kind of seafood are popular dishes you can taste in Torba.
The Gonca Balik is a popular restaurant with the Torba locals, famous for its fresh fish dishes. You can taste “Fish Carpaccio” at the Crab Restaurant. If you like cocktails, you can try it at Casa Dell’Arrte, and toast at Torba Cafe on the Torba Beach.
Nightlife in Torba
You’ll find good cafes, bars, and restaurants in Torba that each offer its own brand of entertainment and fun for their guests.
Accommodation – Where to Stay?
As for accommodation in Torba; you can find wide range of options from 3 star, 4 star, 5 star all inclusive hotels and family friendly hotels, apartments, holiday villages, holiday villas and apartments to choose from standard packages to deluxe residences.See;
We also recommend you make your hotel search and book online via the world’s biggest online hotel booking websites. You can get really good discounts and find the best prices with a match.
- Trivago Torba Bodrum Hotels (Trivago claims that they guarantee the best price with their price matching system)
- Agoda Torba Bodrum Hotels (Agoda claims that if you find the same hotel cheaper elsewhere, they will refund the difference)
How to Get to Torba?
Torba is situated on the north east coast of Bodrum peninsula, about 6,5 km. from central Bodrum, and 32,5 km. from Bodrum Milas Airport (BJV).
Getting to Torba from Bodrum Milas Airport
The HAVAS Airport Shuttle operates between the airport and Bodrum city center. Following the route Guvercinlik, Torba road and Bodrum Intercity Bus Terminal in central Bodrum in order, it takes about 45 minutes and costs 17,50 TL.
You can drop of at the Torba road, and take a taxi to reach your hotel in Torba.
If you’ll come from the Bodrum city center, you should take a taxi or dolmus (minibus) to get to Torba. Dolmus (minibus) takes about 15 minutes to reach Torba.
Taxi fare from Bodrum city center to Torba is about 35 TL, and about 90 TL from Bodrum Airport to Torba.
This is by far the best, the most preferred, convenient, safe and fastest option to get to Torba from Bodrum Airport. Especially if you are a group or a family with kids or have lots of luggage with you, than we highly recommend private shuttle transfer. They offer a fixed rate, comfortable and safe transfer to your hotel in Torba.
The HAVAS airport shuttle will bring you to at the Intercity Bus Terminal of Bodrum, and you’ll need to take a taxi or minibus from there again, which will be harder for you to travel with your family or luggage. But a private shuttle transfer will drive you just to the entrance of your hotel.
The driver also meets you inside the airport terminal with your name written on a plate. And he accompanies you for the transfer and also he helps you with your luggage like where to take them and even carry them to the shuttle. And as there is a fixed price, you will not have to worry or deal with price calculations.
We highly recommend Tranigo(a Turkish company operating since 1996, and partnered with renowned names like Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, and many reliable and efficient local suppliers) as we recently booked with them had a great trip to our hotel.
It offers low-priced, fixed rate private shuttles that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance. Their large selection of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxurious cars and 6-19+ passenger minibuses can match any need while ensuring quick and safe travels to and from Bodrum airport (BJV).