Hurghada - the Red sea resort
Hurghada evolved from being a small fishing town on the
shores of the Red sea into a well known summer holiday
resort that attracts millions of both domestic and foreign
tourists every year. Famous for its long sandy beaches and
numerous scuba diving spots Hurghada has been the favourite
destination for water sports and beach holiday lovers.
Hurghada is located 400 kilometers south of Cairo and has
its own international airport that is only 5 km from the
city downtown. Tourists can also reach Hurghada from Cairo
or Alexandria by bus, it takes a round 8 hours from
Alexandria and 6 hours from Cairo.
Many hotels and resorts are located along the Red sea
shores, many of these hotels have their own private beaches.
Tourists can find their preferred hotel according to their
budget as hotels categories range from 3 stars to luxurious
5 stars with many amenities. There are also apartments that
can be rented at a low price.
Food prices in Hurghada is reasonable as the resort has a
large residential districts near hotel areas which makes the
city a perfect place to spend a low cost holiday if you are
on a tight budget. On the other hand if you are looking for
a luxury holiday destination then Hurghada is also
appropriate for you as there are high standard famous hotel
chains that offer many amenities and a high quality service.
Tourists will find many things to do in Hurghada
- swimming, snorkeling, wind surfing and other
- diving (there are many divers clubs that provide
- sea trips to enjoy coral reefs and other marine life
- desert safari by quad bikes, jeep cars or on camels
- enjoying entertainment shows every night at many
- souvenirs shopping.
There are also several entertainment places including:
- Dolphin show.
- Alf Laila we Laila dance show
- Aqua parks like the one at Sindbad resort and Golden
- local markets
Once you arrive in Hurghada you will find things to do
and places to go to enjoy your stay.