Whether you like activities on dry land, in the sea or in the sky, North Cyprus has something to offer.
Scuba Diving is one of the main activities in Cyprus because of the crystal clear blue sea, the reefs, wrecks and different species of fish. There are PADI schools that will show you the underwater world, whether you are a beginner or already a qualified diver.
Golf in North Cyprus
Korineum Golf & Beach Resort is a must for anyone that enjoys golf. Due to the hot weather, March, April, May, September, October and November are the best months for playing golf. Although you are almost certainly guaranteed hot weather, if will not be unbearable like it is in the summer months, or possible rain for the couple of months in the winter. Relax and enjoy your game while topping up the tan.
What better way to see some North Cyprus, than from a bird’s eye view. You can tandem paraglide from the top of the mountain, around 2500ft high. With the qualified instructor you will see more than you expected on your slow decent down to the ground. Or, for the more adventurous, you can ask for fast, adrenaline ride! As a keepsake you can purchase photos, dvds and t-shirt’s.
Walking holidays are becoming very popular now, and what better place to walk than in a beauty, unspoilt, warm country. The weather is dry for most of the year therefore, you could even take your holiday out of season, in the cheaper months. With numerous places suitable for walking, you have a choice whether you are a beginner or more experienced, whether you want a mountain walk, town walk or a stunning coastal walk. Towards the beginning of the year you might also find one of the organised orchid or wild flower walks.
The Green turtles and the Loggerheads lay their eggs in North Cyprus between May to August. The eggs will stay buried in the sand for about 50 days, when they will then be ready to hatch. If you’re in North Cyprus between August and September you could be lucky enough to see a hatching. Both species of turtles are classed as endangered. There is a turtle watch team that patrol some of the beaches and mark off where the nests have been laid, so that they are sectioned off and not disturbed by people on the beach. They will then do an organised hatching that you are welcome to go and watch.
Another endangered species is the wild donkey. Once part of your household, they were used to carry crop from the fields. Now, after being left to fend for themselves, there are very few of them compared to before. They were taken to the Karpas Peninsula National Park, where you can still see them today. As they have been left in the wild for so many years, they are no longer used to human contact, can be bad tempered and you should not approach them.
With more than 340 species of bird in North Cyprus, some which are only found in North Cyprus. The birds migrate twice a year. There is a bird watching group, that if you want, can show you were to go and what to look for.
With so many beautiful sites and architecture, if you like to paint then you will find something to suit your ability. Try to avoid July and August as it might be too hot for you to sit around in and paint. But there are plenty of months when the weather will be perfect for you to capture.