The closest airport to Yalikavak is Bodrum Airport. The easiest way to go to Yalikavak is to take a minibus from Bodrum. It costs about 3.50 TL (US$ 2.30) per person and available practically 24 hours, except between 5AM and 7AM.
The main dolmus station is in the middle of the town, and services destination from Yalikavak in all directions. The most frequent service is between Yalikavak and Bodrum, but there are also regular local routes (e.g. traveling out to Kudur Peninsula), and a route that runs along the norther coastline of the Bodrum Peninsula from Turgutreis to Turkbuku, which stops in Yalikavak.
There are many small beaches in Yalikavak all of which are very clean with warm crystal clear waters. The beaches are particularly scenic and are also very popular during the evenings with holiday makers enjoying the spectacular sunsets beyond the Aegean.
In this area the beaches can get quite choppy because of the wind, making the bay perfect for windsurfing. There is a windsurfing company at the beginning of the beach, just past the harbour.
Many people come to Yalikavak to sail from Palmarina Port (Formerly known as Port Bodrum) the large marina. Many charter companies have boats based here, including Aura Yachting, giving access to sailing areas both to the north of the the Bodrum peninsula or to the south.
There is a small harbour adjacent to all of the shops and restaurants, and this is where the majority of small day boats moor. Wander down here in the evening to find a boat for a day trip.
Walking through the town centre of Yalikavak you will find many bars and restaurants, many of which are alongside the beach or harbour.
Visit Palmarina (Yalikavak's marina) for the up-market (and somewhat more expensive) restaurants. Parking is a challenge and limited at Palmarina, however there are many (paid for) car parks directly opposite the marina. There's an upmarket supermarket (UK's Waitrose equivalent) called "Macro Centre" at the marina (few parking spots available) and they deliver to your (super) yacht too.
Telephone code of the town is (+90) 252.