Datça Peninsula (Turkey's Aegean/Mediterranean coastal areas) in April?
February 22, 2014 6:03 PM Subscribe
My best friend and I are considering a trip to the Datça Peninsula (coastal western Turkey) in mid-April. We are looking for a safe, warm, relaxing beach trip on a budget. Is Datça where we want to be?
posted by librarylis to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My best friend and I are hoping to come together from opposite corners of the world (literally) in mid-April for a warm and relaxing beach vacation.
Neither one of us is wealthy and we're trying to keep the airfare burden even, so we decided that Europe/Africa would be where we concentrated our search.
There's a relatively quiet corner of the Turkish coast called the Datça Peninsula that could be a good place to go judging on what's available over the internet, as it's described as not too touristy nor too rough and the surroundings are beautiful.
Our concerns: whether it'll be quite warm enough in mid-April, whether Turkey is safe enough right now (and oh man, trust me when I say our families won't let us go unless it's safe), and where we would stay. Any comments about those specific concerns would be welcome, along with any comments regarding the details below.
-We would only be able to stay for ~5 days
-Only one of us is a US citizen (and thus would have to get an e-visa under the new rules)
-I'm familiar with the US State Department travel warnings for Turkey and will be passing them on to my friend (safety is a big concern for us, because of the next bullet point)
-We're two women in our late 20s and one of us is a Person of Color (not the same color as most Turkish people). If this is going to be a problem--we want to be comfortable in a swimsuit on the beach but we're also relatively modest dressers outside of that--please let us know now
-By budget, I mean under US$1000 for airfare (one of us coming from the US, one of us coming from SE Asia). It looks like the pensions and boutique hotels are relatively reasonable, so housing is less of a concern but recommended places to stay are most welcome
-Also welcome: recommended cities to stay in or away from
-I don't think we'd be into a Blue Cruise
Ultimately our question is this: is Datça where we want to be in mid-April for a beach vacation and if so, can you recommend places to stay/things to do?