Ortaca is one of the southern most towns of the district of Muðla, which is surrounded by Dalaman from the East, Akdeniz from the South and Köyceğiz from the North – Northwest.
The area is nestled within the mountainous region known as the Gökbel- Dereköy and Sarıgerme triangle, providing the area with a 360 degree mountain panorama.
Dalyan and its Iztuzu Beach, Sarıgerme beach, Aşı Bay and Bakardi Bay located to the right of Sarıgerme are some of the most frequented areas by tourists. The region not only boasts eight months of glorious sunshine, but its history, nature and panoramic views are breathtaking, fundamentally – Iztuzu and Sarigerme beaches are two of the most valuable beaches in the world, historic towns, ancient ruins, the 3000 year old rock tombs of the kings, the Dalaman River, the natural border of Mediterranean and Aegean regions, Dalyan’s peerless delta with its reed beds home to many rare bird species some indigenous to the area, the mud bath and hot springs once often frequented by Cleopatra, and some of the holiday villages in Sarıgerme offering very good value.
The main economy in this region is produced through farming and agriculture with Ortaca and the surrounding villages providing vast quantities of cotton, wheat, oranges, lemons, mandarins and watermelon to name just a few.