On special occasions, locals prefer bungalows in Sakarya’s Sapanca neighborhood, which has become a tourist draw due to its lake and natural beauty. While the houses reserved prior to Ramadan are nearly full, they provide hotel-like comfort to citizens in the countryside.
Sapanca, which attracts domestic and international visitors all year round with its distinctive beauty, is one of the most popular destinations due to its proximity to Istanbul. Among its recent attractiveness with Arab tourists, Sapanca, which welcomes many local and foreign holidaymakers every year due to its proximity to metropolitan centers such as Istanbul and Ankara, remains one of the most popular holiday locations.
Citizens choose bungalows in the district, which has the feel of a vacation destination. The occupancy rate of wooden bungalow houses in the district, which is a tourist draw because of its greenery, environment, and lake, is notable. Houses, which are popular for special occasions, are often reserved days or even weeks in advance. The operators’ phones do not stop ringing in households that are approaching occupancy before Ramadan.
The head of Sapanca Villa and Bungalow Operators Association, Ali Safa Alaçam, noted:
It is almost impossible to find empty space in houses before Ramadan. There are a few houses left for the holidays. During the pandemic process, the return to nature began and people adopted the return to this nature, now the concepts of holiday have changed. They prefer the concept of holidays in isolated, isolated environments. Together with our business friends, we try to free every guest in the private area and provide good service. Sapanca’s location is also in a very good place.
There are metropolitan areas around us such as Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa Kocaeli, so we appeal to an audience of 20-25 million people. This number increases many times in the summer periods with the participation of national and international tourists. They adopted Sapanca. We can say that we are now one of the leading holiday destinations in Turkey.