Gilan, Mazandaran, and Gorgan
The coastal plains of the Caspian Sea, with more than 600 kilometers length, mountainous slopes and beautiful towns and villages, kind and hospitable people, are some of important recreational regions of Iran. There are different and enough accommodation facilities as well as other necessary services providing suitable conditions for tourism.
There are in the coastal areas of the Caspian Sea, dense forests of different species, forest parks, sandy beaches, clean waters, and several large and small rivers, that totally have created a beautiful and eye-catching natural landscape. The large and small cities are mostly located beside the coastal road and are centers of socio-economic activities of the region. From border-town of Astara in extreme northern coastline of Iran to the banks of Atrak River in southeast of the Caspian Sea, there are numerous cities and tourism centers with necessary facilities like Talesh, Bandar Anzali, Rasht, Lahijan, Ramsar, Chaloos, Nowshahr, Babol, Amol, Sari, Behshahr, Gorgan, and Gonbad-Kavoos.
In addition to recreational characteristics of the Caspian Sea coasts, there are other worth-seeing places. Among them, the existence of the historical sites in the cities of Rasht, Fooman Lahijan, Gorgan and Gonbad Kavoon may be pointed out. In the cities of the Caspian Sea coastline, different wooden, bamboo, and mat-like products are supplied in huge quantities. Vast fields of rice, tobacco, tea, oleaginous seeds, cotton, and citrus orchards along with beautiful wooden houses, have created a very interesting social life and livelihood which is worth-seeing for every tourist.