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Travel guide and holidays to Gumbet 2015, Bodrum, Turkey
   

 
 
 
 

Things to Do & See in Gumbet, Bodrum, Turkey

 

As the incredible beach in the gorgeous settings is the sole reason for this resort being here, the list of main activities ranges from lying on the beach to dabbling in water sports to going for a drive around the surrounding hills and mountains.

As the resort is fairly small, travelling around on your Gumbet holidays will be as leisurely as possible, since everywhere is easily within reach by foot. If you want to go further afield, there are taxis, shared taxis (dolmus) and local buses.

Getting from Gumbet to Bodrum and back is a simple bus ride which costs only a few Turkish lira. Also the accommodation opportunities are endless with numerous hotels, hostels, apartments and holiday villas.

 

The Gumbet beach is a kilometre of golden sand which curves around the bay. There isn’t a type of person who wouldn’t find a second home here; if you want to relax in the sun on a towel, sunbed or under an umbrella, if you want to partake in extreme water sports or just need some spray to brush off last night’s hangover, if you want to bring the family to take advantage of the safe swimming and shallow waters, or if you just want to sit in a beach bar and chat to other holidaymakers, the Gumbet beach will cater for you.

The superb array of water sports in Gumbet available here include windsurfing, water skiing, scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing, banana boats, pedalos and fly-fishing, the latter which is an inflatable similar to a banana boat but much bigger, and the front of the inflatable rises 5 metres above the water. There are excellent places to scuba dive around Gumbet, such as the ‘Big Reef’, which is a large coral reef covered in orange sponges, sea urchins, star fish and other crustaceans, and which is surrounded by a huge host of tropical fish such as barracuda and vibrantly coloured parrot fish. Anyone can learn to dive at the facilities here, whether you’re a complete beginner or an expert.

If you’re bringing the family, your kids will never be short of things to do. The safe waters, soft sand and abundance of shade make the perfect exotic playground, and they can take a camel ride or nearby Kargi Beach. If you can drag them away from the beach, the Dedeman Aqua Park will give them something to remember, as it has a massive 23 waterslides, a 350 metre river with artificial waves, variety of pools, a wave pool and many restaurants with entertainment, all within an expansive 65,000 square metres. This park is located on the outskirts of neighbouring Bodrum and is easily accessible via bus.

You can bike, hike or rent a car and drive around the surrounding hills and mountains to find breath-taking views of this lushly-forested area of Turkey. You can hire out a boat to visit the untouched islands nearby, and visit some Turkish villages which have avoided the rampant and unstoppable path of the tourist industry and have maintained all of their charming and traditional style, as well as being much more peaceful than the Gumbet or Bodrum resorts.

Gumbet holidays don’t have much in the way of sights, but if you catch a short Dolmus bus to Bodrum, you can visit the many regal and dominating structures the tourist resort has been built around. The main attractions here include the 16 century Bodrum castle, the Museum of Underwater Archaeology and the Mausoleum. If you’re willing to go on a day trip, the ancient city of Ephesus is within reach, which is home to some of the most well preserved Roman ruins and is the most extensive collection of classical Roman architecture in the world.

In Gumbet you can ... Gumbet Attractions
Visit
  Bodrum Castle & Museum of Underwater Archaeology
  Antique Theatre
  Mausoleum
  Myndos Gate & Ottoman Shipyard Tower
  Windmills
Activities
  Beaches
  Water Sports
  Diving
  Water Parks
Leisure
  Beach Clubs
  Nightlife
  Shopping
  Eating Out
 
Sleep
  Hotels
  Apartments
 
 
 
     
 
     

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