Last Updated on October 10, 2021
Lara Beach is a famous beach resort of Antalya, set on a beautiful environment with all inclusive and great hotels and having all the necessary tourist facilities. Here you’ll find a quick travel guide to Lara Beach including top things to do, sights to visit, best places to stay, eat, drink, and all tourist info you need plus insider advice.
The name of the resort comes from its beautiful golden sandy beach. The resort is is also called as the Las Vegas of Turkey. Lara Beach is situated about 17,4 km. on the east of Antalya city center, and 12 km. from Antalya Airport and very ideal for the ones looking for a peaceful and quiet beach holidays.
The resort is also popular for its beautiful beaches and the biggest sandcastle competition of the world during the summer months.
Things to Do & See
Lara Beach resort is an ideal destination for holidaymakers searching for a relaxing and peaceful beach holidays in Turkey. Here, you’ll find a nice selection of cafes, pubs, bars, restaurants, entertainment spots, as well as variety of classy shops and boutique stores. The Sultan Bazaar shopping center is a great shopping and entertainment area.
The resort has great accommodation opportunities for holidaymakers with wide range of ultra all-inclusive, all-inclusive, 5 star, 4 star, 3 star hotels lined up along the coast.
The impressive Blue Flagged beach of Lara makes the resort an ideal destination especially for families with kids. The beach is a 8 km. long sandy beach and facilities are great.
You can have a great beach day out here soaking up the sun, swim and do water sports. The sand is yellow and thin here. The waters are also more warmer than the other beaches in and around Antalya.
You can also find a range of water sports centers offering bananas, paragliding, jet-ski, kayaking and pedalos.
SANDLAND: Sand Sculpture Museum of Antalya
SANDLAND, the Sand Sculpture Museum of Antalya is one of the largest exhibitions of sand sculptures in the world. The exhibition is an international festival featuring hundreds of huge sand sculptures exhibited at the Lara Beach, covering an area of 10,000 square meters.
The fantastic sand sculptures are made only with water and sand (by using approximately 10,000 tons of river sand), and are created as a result of the performances of sand sculptors participating from many countries.
Duden Waterfalls are one of the most visited sights around Antalya city center. Located about 7 km. from the Lara Beach, it is the impressive and eye-catching part of the Duden River which runs about 10 km. from the north of the central Antalya, and meets the sea to the south east coast of the city.
The cool river waters flow from the Taurus Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea and showcase a scenic natural beauties for its visitors. The waters split into two plateaus named Upper Duden Waterfall and Lower Duden Waterfall.
The Upper Duden waterfall is a very impressive one and visitors will feel like they are in part of a heaven. The waters here flows from 15 metres height and forms a 20 meters width very beautiful natural pool.
The Lower Duden waterfall is the place where the waters coming from the Upper Duden waterfall meets the Mediterranean Sea, flowing from about 40 metres height. The waterfall is situated close to the Antalya city center. The speed of the cascading waters form fantastic and scenic views over the sea here.