One of the most visited places in summer in Almaty region - Kapchagay reservoir. This reservoir was created with the aim of regulating river flow, for commercial purposes. However, one of the largest lakes in Kazakhstan is very fond of people.
Why citizens choose for a beach holiday exactly the Kapchagay? Despite the large variety of lakes in the Almaty region, they prefer the Kapchagay lake. This because the weather in Kapchagay is always clear and hot. After all, who doesn't love to bask in the warm rays of the sun and to swim in a clean water of lake. Besides, in the middle of summer the water in the lake warms up to 25 degrees.
For some it will seem hot! But don't be too long in the sun, wear a hat and use sunscreen. Otherwise, have a chance to get heat stroke or burnt, that will spoil your vacation. On the North coast there are sandy beaches and the South coast is all the overgrown shrubs.
All rest homes, holiday houses and sanatoriums are located mainly on the Northern coast of Kapchagay reservoir. The price starts from 2500 KZT per day per person. There is a separate area where Almaty holiday homes and hotels are located. In all recreation areas hosts also offers boating, catamarans, boats, jet skis and yachts. Price range from 5000 to 25000 KZT. In the evening you can go dancing at bars or on open dance floors. The shops are mainly concentrated in the city, where prices are slightly above average.
You want to eat delicious and fresh fish? So take the bait and go fishing. There are bream, carp, perch, catfish, snakehead. If fishing is not your hobby, you can always buy fresh fish from local fishermen.
The Kapchagay city is also worth a visit. Go to Kapchagay's aquapark, which is located on Kunayev street. The aquapark is a complex of slides and pools. The prices are very affordable - an adult ticket from 3200 tg and children ticket from 2700 tg.
You stay a little longer in the city if you're a gambling man. Because Kapchagay can be called Kazakh Las Vegas. A variety of casino here is surprising. And it's not just a casino with gaming halls, it's entire complexes with vip rooms, spa centers and restaurants.
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