Tuapse is one of the most popular resorts on Krasnodar Krai. It is very popular with travelers because of its unique weather conditions and picturesque nature. It is mostly visited by those who want to enjoy wonderful sea landscapes and improve their health, have fun with children and devote their holidays to active entertainments. The nature of Tuapse is really unique. In a small area, there are high mountains with streams and waterfalls, vast valleys and meadows, lush coniferous and deciduous forests.
The main attractive factor for many travelers is local beaches that are perfect for family recreation and are well equipped. In summer, the main travelers’ entertainment is relaxation at the beach. Many tourists successfully combine it with exploring nature attractions. The resort is also famous for unique historical monuments. There are mysterious dolmens and the world-famous megaliths Psynako. Trips to ancient dolmens shrouded in many interesting legends are also incredibly popular with travelers. Prehistoric monuments will definitely impress fans of informative excursions.
Remarkably, Tuapse is a small town with a lot of different tourist and entertainment venues in its small area. The guests have an opportunity to stay at one of the hotels located in the town centers and be always aware of all the important events. Adherents of peaceful recreation can rent a cottage in the distant part of Tuapse and devote their vacation to a quiet pastime. In Tuapse, many sanatoriums and boarding houses are located near the coast and will delight fans of beach recreation.
Tuapse is notable not only for its wonderful beaches and sanatoriums, but also for its interesting cultural attractions. In 1946, the Poletaev Local History Museum was opened. The initiators of opening the culture center were the locals. Most of the museum exhibits are dedicated to the feature of local flora and fauna. In the museum, you can also see interesting archeological and ethnographic exhibits, most of which are dedicated to crafts.
One of the most important events in the city history is the Great Patriotic War. The Defense Museum of Tuapse is dedicated exactly to this tragic period. In this museum, there is the Memorial Hall of the Victims and several themed exposures. Here, you can see weapons used in wartime, military awards of that period, and eminent soldiers’ personal items. The museum is not distinguished by its impressive scopes. Its main visitors are local people and tourists with children.
In the surroundings of Tuapse, there is a big dolphinarium called AquaMir. Interesting performances with dolphins, sea lions and bears are daily held. This dolphinarium is notable for its unusual and striking shows. At certain hours, everyone can swim with dolphins in the pool. You can also have a picture with wonderful sea dwellers taken.
Near it, there is the water park called Dolphin. It was opened in 1997. This outdoor water park is one of the first in Russia. Now, children of all ages and adults will find here entertainments to their likings. Besides classic pools and slides, there are also several incredibly extreme attractions and special playgrounds for the smallest visitors.
Fans of mysterious historic attractions can take an interesting tour to dolmens of Tuapse. These ancient stone constructions are associated with many incredible legends. The exact date of their appearance is still unknown. In the surroundings of Tuapse, you can see several dolmens. According to the scientists, some of them are aged over 2 000 years. Several amazing prehistoric monuments are located right in the city territory.