Last Updated on December 14, 2020
Yalikavak is a peaceful and lively resort located on the north-west coast of the Bodrum peninsula. Yalikavak is famous for its windmills, mandarins, fresh fish and sponges. The windmills welcoming the visitors at the resort’s entrance, the panoramic views in each sunset, its crystal clear waters make Yalikavak a popular holiday destination on the Bodrum peninsula.
Yalikavak welcomes thousands of holidaymakers every year with its lovely nature, fine beaches, crystal clear waters and lively nights. The resort has all the necessary tourist services. Plenty of Bodrum locals live in Yalikavak as well.
The region is the most wind taking ones in the Bodrum peninsula which make the resort a popular place for windsurfing lovers. Even in the very hot summers, the resort remains cool and preferred for many holidaymakers.
Yalikavak is also a great destination for yacht tourism that you may see variety of luxury yachts at the Yalikavak port.
Video Tour on Yalikavak holidays
Top Things to Do & See in Yalikavak
You’ll find variety of nice and blue flagged beaches with crystal clear waters in Yalikavak. You can also do variety of water sports at the Yalikavak beaches. Very ideal for windsurfing.
Yalikavak Public Beach is the main beach of Yalikavak. The beach is 200 meters long sandy and blue flagged.
The nearby coves of Pasa, Tilkicik and Agacbasi offer great beaches for beach lovers.
In addition, the beach of Kudur offers great natural beauties as well as Kudur beach is the breeding region for the Mediterranean seals.
Pirates Inn Cactus Aquapark
The Pirates Inn Cactus Aquapark is an entertainment center where you can spend your whole day with fun, exciting activities that appeal to your family, children, friends and all age groups. The water park is situated at the Tilkicik Bay and covers an area of 4,500 square meters area. You’ll find 9 different slides, safe children’s play pool, swimming pool, pool games, aerobics, competitions full of animation and relaxation and sun terraces.
You’ll also experience and enjoy the power of water with the Navigatour on a total of 534 meters of water slides, the natural light effects in the dark hole and the excitement of leaving yourself down from the third floor on the wave slide.
Opening Hours: The park is open between 01 June-30 September, from 10:30 to 18:00
Address: Gökçebel Mah. Tilkicik Cad. No:77-B, Yalikavak, Bodrum
Tel: +90 252 385 33 36
Windmills of Yalikavak are worth a visit and see both situated on the hills and on the coasts. The numerous windmills show that the resort is popular for its wind.
There are variety of lovely villages around Yalikavak that worth a visit and see within a walking distance. The Sandima Village is one of the most popular villages from Yalikavak. Most travelers prefer to make trekking and hiking activities through Sandima Village.
The Geris Village is also worth a visit and see. Geris Village is famous for its interesting village houses and breath taking views especially in sunset times.
Yalıkavak Marina has an open-air shopping mall, gourmet restaurants, bars, cafes, clubs, entertainment venues, international luxury award-winning hotels that include Yalıkavak Marina® Beach Hotel and Yalıkavak Marina® Boutique Hotel, a Spa & Fitness Center and variety of events and activities.
Address: Merkez dist. Cokertme Str. Yalikavak, Bodrum
Tel: + 90 252 311 06 00
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 Yalikavak 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?
You’ll find great shopping alternatives from popular outdoor markets, supermarkets, antique and handicraft shops to lovely stores in Yalikavak. Jewelry, leather, carpet, rug, clothing, traditional tastes, authentic clothes and hand made items, as well as pretty souvenirs (windmill related ones are very popular) are the most popular things to buy in Yalikavak.
The Yalikavak Bazaar located at the central Yalikavak is a great place to make shopping. There is also a big shopping center that houses luxury shops.
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 Yalikavak.
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 Yalikavak.
Famous for its breakfast and pastries, Havva Ana is very popular with both Yalıkavak residents and visitors from outside. You should try the pumpkin pie with honey. For those who like meat dishes, we can recommend the Kavakli Koftecisi (grilled meatballs).
Nightlife in Yalikavak
You’ll find good cafes, bars, and restaurants in Yalikavak that each offer its own brand of entertainment and fun for their guests.
Accommodation – Where to Stay?
As for accommodation in Yalikavak; 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 Yalikavak Bodrum Hotels (Trivago claims that they guarantee the best price with their price matching system)
- Agoda Yalikavak Bodrum Hotels (Agoda claims that if you find the same hotel cheaper elsewhere, they will refund the difference)
How to Get to Yalikavak?
Yalikavak is situated on the north-west coast of the Bodrum peninsula, about 18,5 km. from central Bodrum, and 52,5 km. from Bodrum Milas Airport (BJV).
Getting to Yalikavak 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.
And you should take a taxi or dolmus (minibus) to get to Yalikavak from the Bodrum city center. Dolmus (minibus) takes about 25 minutes to reach Yalikavak.
Taxi fare from Bodrum city center to Yalikavak is about 70 TL, and about 100 TL from Bodrum Airport to Yalikavak .
This is by far the best, the most preferred, convenient, safe and fastest option to get to Yalikavak 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 Yalikavak.
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).