15 years ago Belek was just a reedy and marshy area. Next few years within the framework of cooperation between Belek Tourism Investors Association (Betuyab) and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey that began to be the example of the first public-private partnership model Belek reached its current position as a tourism center that is famous on a world tourism market. Belek center is situated on the Mediterranean coast in 40 kilometers away from Antalya city, is stood on 17 km coast within 5-star hotels and started to create its own model of tourism center like the sea-sun-sand concept in the whole tourism system of Turkey in 1990s. Now there are 47 five star hotels and 5 five star holiday villages with golf clubs in Belek. There is a capacity about 45 000 beds in these 47 hotels (37 hotels work on accommodation system, 10 – work like golf clubs), 2 golf clubs with accommodation facilities now are on the investment stage.
After realization of these projects there will be 47 500 beds in Belek. Also there are 44 football fields and 200 tennis courts that welcome professional and amateur sportsmen. Belek has an enviable reputation about submitting of high-quality services that are presented on the business and conference market. Hotels in this region also attach importance to the health and beauty services in tourism that are derived from the water sea and health-beauty centers in Thalasso, SPA, Medical and Beauty Centers. Belek is not just a resort and holiday place, at the same time it is an important and native habitat for a lot of species in the Mediterranean region. With botanic researches there are more than 118 types of valuable plants, from them 6 types are rare, 40 types are unique (endemic). According to checkups more than 38 species of mammals, 100 species of birds, 30 species of reptiles and 51 species of spineless are existed there. Belek is a very important item for nature and also is famous as a "Sea Turtle Breeding Area". Loggerhead sea turtles exclusively choose this place for living.