Hurghada is located south of Suez 395 kilometers from Cairo. Since the 1980s Hurghada has grown from a small fishing village to an internationally renowned resort town on the Red Sea coast of Egypt. It became an international center for aquatic sports like windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, and above all snorkeling and diving. The unique underwater gardens offshore are some of the finest in the world, justifiably famous amongst divers. Hurghada’s warm waters are ideal for many varieties of rare fish and coral reefs, which may also be observed through glass bottom boats. Hurghada central location provides favorable access to many well known diving sites. Hurghada is well known for its uninhabited islands and coral reefs.
It is said that Hurghada is a party town Everywhere though, you will find some interesting local hang out, Nowadays, the number of pubs, discothèques and disco bars is endless. The town explodes every night as a fun-loving young crowd playground.
Hurghada has become an international center for aquatic sports like windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, and above all snorkeling and diving. The underwater gardens offshore are considered some of the finest in the world, justifiably famous amongst divers. The warm waters here are ideal for many varieties of rare fish and coral reefs, which may also be observed through glass bottom boats. Whether snorkeling, diving or just gazing through the clear panel of a glass bottomed boat, the sights never cease to amaze. And offshore lie some of the most beautiful and unique underwater gardens in the world The city provides a gateway to diving sites throughout the Red Sea. Its central location provides access to dive sites. In addition, Hurghada is known for providing access to many uninhabited offshore reefs and islands.
Main destinations in Hurghada
the old part of Hurghada town, has a traditional Egyptian bazaar with a variety of shops selling tourist souvenirs. The post office and the long-distance bus station are situated. El Dahar has more than half of the total local population and is the closest to be defined as town, and has the best value for money hotels and restaurants.
Half a mile away on the south, comes Sigala, a place between Ad-Dahar and New Hurghada a few miles closer to the south. Sekalla is the modern part where you can find some modest and some restaurants, but relatively few tourists.
New Korra Road
Is where total tourism comes alive, offering every amenity a visitor is looking for. This has a lovely walkway with shops, cafes, bowling centre and and a shopping Mall still getting filled with shops.
Other notable places in Hurghada
located kilometers south of Hurghada, sometimes known as Egypt’s Venice consists of several islands connected with bridges and has many luxuries hotels in its vicinity. El Gouna is a holiday oasis with something for everyone. It’s Nubian village style, artificial lagoons and numerous hotels catering to all budgets make it the perfect holiday destination. Shuttle boats are used for transfer between many of the hotels. Charming outdoor cafes, bars, restaurants and shopping arcades are complemented by a laid back atmosphere and temperate weather all year round. In addition to offering the full complement of water sports, boat excursions to nearby islands will help you forget all your worries. For golf aficionados, the main attraction will be the Golf Place designed by the American Golf architect Gene Bates with 18 holes – Par 72. The Golf Place is located near the Steigenberger Golf Resort with USPGA standards and with a length of 4929 yards (green tee off) to 6862 yards (gold tee off). The transfer from El Gouna to the Hurghada Airport takes approximately 45 minutes.
located 45 kilometers south of Hurghada is an upscale holiday resort with various luxuries hotels including Hyatt Regency, Inter-Continental, Robinson Club and Sheraton. Soma Bay, ideally located between desert and sea, on a beautiful promontory jutting out to the azure water, offers a nice choice of water land activities for those who like to mix a beach and diving holiday with some fun on land. Soma Bay is also famous for its outstanding PGA golf course – ranked among the best ten in the world. The course offers also courses for beginners, and the welcoming club house offers golf-related shopping and a relaxing atmosphere for friends and family.
Is a beach located 35 Kilometers from Hurghada. It is well known for scuba diving and snorkeling. Makadi Bay recently became one of the most popular beach holiday destinations in the Red Sea Riviera. With a long sandy beach and good 4 and 5* hotels and a proximity to the city of Hurghada, Makadi Bay offers fine snorkeling and scuba diving, day excursions to the ancient town of Luxor along the Nile river and all the fun of nearby Hurghada.