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Kabak consists of two physically seperate sections: the settlement proper, a small agglomeration of two-story buildings along the road, clinging on a mountainside way above the coastline (though with a view of beautiful Mediterranean), and the cluster of guesthouses below, between the coast and the canyon known as ''Kabak Koyu'', which, with its pine groves, waterfalls, and coastline, is quite similar to much more famous Butterfly Valley of [[Faralya]]; however physical access to Kabak Koyu is a little easier than Butterfly Valley, although the relative remoteness of Kabak offsets that.
The state of development in Kabak is in major flux. There are still backpacker/family oriented places that are truly interested in keeping Kabak beautiful and are invested for the long-term (Full Moon, Reflections, Sultan, Kabak Valley Camping, and a few more), but they are being pushed out of the way by developers who just want to make a buck quickly (Lonely Planet authors got free accomodation/food here in exchange for a certain place being highlighted) and have no interest in the long-term outcome of Kabak besides profit. Someone who remembered it from 2005 would find it different now. For example, to build a resort on the property closest to the beach, they cut down the forest next to the beach. They also want to pave the road to the beach so package tourists can come. If you want to stay at a place that is helping Kabak stay beautiful, choose wisely.
There are '''minibuses''' (''dolmuş'') from [[Ölüdeniz]]. They are relatively frequent, (every 1-2 hours until 19:00 or so). They return to Ölüdeniz and continue to [[Fethiye]] at the same frequency. 4 TL.
A heavily winding road connects Kabak with [[Ölüdeniz]], passing through [[Faralya]] on the way. Road condition is good until the upper village of Kabak. Decending into the valley, it's a rough dirt road. Total distance from Ölüdeniz is around 25 km.
==Eat and Drink==
You'll have your '''meals''' in your guesthouse.
* <eat name="Lazy Fish Cafe" alt="" address="" directions="Not far up the valley from the beach. Facing away from the water up the valley, go up towards the left a minute or two and look for a hanging banner with Chinese characters." phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Meal in the 15-25 TL range">Conveniently located near the beach, all reports have this food as being very delicious. </eat>
* <eat name="Mama's House" alt="" address="" directions="in the upper village" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">If you are on a day trip to Kabak, this is the most likely place where you will have your quick lunch, consisting of freshly baked Turkish cheese pancake (''gözleme''), perhaps alongside a cup of tea. Run by a local old lady, the place has a patio at the backside with an outstanding view of the cove below. Also has a pension/guesthouse</eat>
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Both the upper village and the coastal part have a number of '''guesthouses''', some of which consist of wooden bungalows. Most also offer '''campgrounds''' in their yards,
The more local, backpacker oriented places are Full Moon, Reflections, Sultan, and Valley Camp
* <sleep name="Full Moon Camp" alt="" address="" directions="5 minutes down the Lycian Way from the bus stand" phone="+90 252 642-10-81" url="http://www.fullmooncamp.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="35/50 TL pp low/high season, including breakfast and dinner. 25 TL/pp (including food) camping in own tent." lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Rustic bungalows with great views, delicious home-grown food, and a swimming pool if you don't feel like going to the beach. Free Wifi. You can camp in your own tent on the roof. 20-25 minute walk downhill to Kabak beach. The owner, Mustafa, is from Kabak and truly interested in keeping Kabak beautiful, and fights against big tourism development (he's the one who put the sun shades on the beach and painted the rocks to get to the waterfall). </sleep>*<sleep name="Sea Valley Bungalows" alt="" email="[email protected]" directions="Follow the red and white painted rocks all the way until the beach. If you contact ahead of time, they can arrange a pick-up." phone="+90 252 642-12-36" url="http://www.seavalleycamping.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Small bungalow: 80 TL/pp, Large bungalow: 100 TL/pp, with own tent: 20 pp, with their tent: 25 TL/pp, only breakfast included" lat="" long="">The most up-market place in Kabak with the best location in terms of proximity to beach. Nice pool, internet, manicured lawn, a wide selection of bungalows. Bar on site. Depending on how busy it looks, you can probably negotiate the prices. All bungalows have own shower and toilet, and are of high quality. If you want to wash off after swimming, you could probably use their showers by the pool and no one would say anything. However, that well manicured lawn meant cutting down the beautiful pine forest that used to be on the beach
*<sleep name="Gemile Camping" alt="" email="[email protected]" directions="Follow the red and white painted trail down from the dolmus stop, 15 min down" phone="+90 252 642-10-16" url="http://www.gemilecamping.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="40 TL pp with own tent, with their tent w/ bed and blanket: 55 pp. Bungalows range from 55-125 TL pp, see site for more pricing details. All include breakfast and dinner. " lat="" long="">Popular with Turkish tourists. Free wifi. Nice lounge areas and bar, close to the beach. Web site has gallery if you want to look.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Kabak Valley Camp" alt="" email="[email protected]" directions="Follow the red and white rocks down to the beach and come back up the road a short walk. You should see signs." phone="+90 252 642-10-27" phoneextra="mobile: +90-536-868-83-82" url="http://www.kabakvalleycamp.com/?&Bid=377324" checkin="" checkout="" price="Bungalow en suite: 70 TL pp, Bungalow shared bathrooms: 50 TL pp, Own tent: 25 TL pp." lat="" long="">Nice location, close to beach. Free wireless and plenty of lounge space. Dinner and breakfast included. Along with Full Moon, the owners here are really working to keep Kabak quiet and beautiful.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Reflections" alt="" email="[email protected]" directions="Follow the red and white painted rocks all the way to the beach, then follow the road up a few hundred meters, you will see signs." phone="+90-539-872-56-50" url="http://www.reflectionscamp.com/index_eng.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="35 TL pp in own tent, 50 TL pp in bungalow" lat="" long="">Part-American owned and listed in the guidebooks. Along with Full Moon, the owners here are really working to keep Kabak quiet and beautiful. Great location close to the beach. Free wifi. Plenty of chillout zones and great food. Breakfast and dinner included. Children 0-6: free - 7-12 %50: discount - 13 and over: normal price. The website has lots of info.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Sultan Camp" alt="" email="[email protected]" directions="Sultan Camp is a 20min walk down the red and white marked path. Shuttles