Dalaman is situated in the southwestern coast of Turkey, in the Muğla Province.
It is set in beautiful countryside, surrounded by cotton fields, fragrant orange groves, and some fascinating ancient sites.
Although Dalaman is mainly known for its international airport which serves some of Turkeys most popular resorts, the area itself is gaining popularity as a tourist destination.
The town centre has many shops, restaurants, and bars. There is a huge beach in the town which has not become too commercialised.
Within an hour or two of Dalaman there is a ski resort at Seki, the mud baths of Dalyan and the ancient city of Kaunos which can be reached via a picturesque short boat ride from the Dalaman resort centre. Kaunos was once an important trading port. Ancient ruins stand on the shores of beautiful Lake Sülüklü and include an impressive open air theatre, a church, roman baths and remnants of city walls.
More adventurous travellers will enjoy rafting on the Dalaman River. The rapids here are suitable for beginners and more experienced rafters.