The sun, delicious food and amazing locals are the three main things that pop into my the forefront when I think about my travels to Turkey. Hisaronu is a resort village located in Fethiye located on the Mediterranean coast has always been one of my top destinations, with its ever-changing line of restaurants that serve food from across the globe and numerous quality hotels. It has brought me back for three summers in a row. So I wanted to share my favorite things to do in this top tourist destination.
Take a ride into an jeep Safari
The initial day of the holiday, we went for a drive in an open-backed jeep and drove to a well-known nature reserve and waterfall, which offers fresh trout at the restaurant of an area-based fish farm. At the peak of summer it’s the ideal spot to rest from the heat. It’s shaded, and surrounded by the sounds of a waterfall cascading. If you’re brave, you can dip your toes into the freezing cold natural pool while the water flows down from the mountains. The jeep excursion then led us to the top of the mountains for white water rafting, and we concluded our trip at one of the mud baths in town, which gave our skin a soft and silky smooth. Make sure you have your water guns in place because there may be water battles at any moment, but especially with the locals on the route “ready to go”.
Enjoy a boat ride
The coastline of Turkey is breathtaking and there is so much to see. I highly recommend taking the tour boat trip. The trip we took was filled with the top local landmarks such as thermal springs, tiny blue bays, and the chance to swim over the remnants of a sunken city. The tour guide on the boat also showed us that the Lycian Rock Tombs, carved into the cliffs on Fetihye’s shores.
Forgot your lunch? Not a problem Your guide on the boat will suggest an a great local eatery. There are small vessels that are able to join the large tour boats to offer amazing fresh food that you have to try. They offer freshly caught barbecued crab, crepes and crepes that have various fillings, and your favorite sweets like ice lollies and creams.
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Relax and sunbathe in the Blue Lagoon
Just a brief Dolmus (bus) trip away is the stunning Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz. The serene waters that are surrounded by stunning sea creatures is my favorite aspect of my visit. My favorite memory of Blue Lagoon Blue Lagoon has to be the time we hired the pedalo for one hour to explore the entire lagoon, and even had a huge turtle swim close to us, that was awe-inspiring. Make sure you get one of the most prime sunbeds. You will enjoy a relaxing day while your feet are submerged into the refreshing water.
Find out about local events
My most loved bars that I frequent in Hisaronu is Talk of the Town which presents a drag comedy show. However, it is not for the faint-hearted. The staff at TOTT put on a fantastic show with incredible dancers and various scenes. The humor they present is fantastic and the entire audience is in laughter.
This blog is simply an introduction to Hisaronu. I am sure all of you are exploring a myriad of new destinations as well as trying out new cuisines and experiences.
Study local customs
Last but not least, don’t forget to leave a tip for the staff at restaurants! It is standard to leave 10% tip on your bill. The service personnel I received were extremely friendly and exceeded my expectations, so I thought I had to give them a higher percentage because they made my experience unforgettable.