Located at the coast of the Red Sea in Egypt, the city of Hurghada with yearlong sunshine and incredible beaches to explore, has exciting attractions for all ages. It is the perfect holiday destination in Egypt’s oldest and most famous resort town. While the city’s main attractions may be its beaches and water-related activities, there’s much to do on dry land as well.
The Giftun Islands are one of Hurghada’s most popular boat excursions, with prime swaths of white sand to soak up the rays, and snorkeling opportunities galore on offer. For those who aren’t scuba diving enthusiasts, the easily accessed coral reefs surrounding the island shore are an excellent taster of the Red Sea’s beauty. Snorkeling or even just paddling close to shore, you can spot plenty of fish life flitting through the clear water. Those not interested in underwater exploits can simply claim a palm-frond shelter on the beach, sit back, and enjoy the sun.
Hurghada Marina is a rather swish and modern addition to the central district of Sigala and the town’s major dining destination. At sunset, this is the place to promenade while soaking up the last of the evening light before heading to one of the many cafés or restaurants for a meal. Dining with views over the bobbing yachts and the Red Sea stretching to the horizon can’t be beaten.Straits of Gubal
Egypt’s Straits of Gubal, a narrow strip of water squeezed between the Red Sea Coast and the Western shore of the Sinai Peninsula, is one of the country’s major diving destinations and is easily accessed from Hurghada. This strait’s vast coral pinnacles have proved a tricky customer for seafarers trying to navigate through here across the centuries, and today, it is renowned for its wreck diving. Egypt’s most famous wreck, The Thistlegorm, a WWII cargo ship that French diver Jacques Cousteau discovered while exploring the area in the 1950s is among the strait’s many dive sites.
Caves of the Careless Reef
With many coral forests and a dense population of fish, this is a popular diving site in Hurghada. The reef consists of two coral towers brushing the water’s surface. Between the towers is a 16 meters deep valley that offers numerous diving options. It is accessible for both professional and less experienced divers.
Admire all of Egypt’s famous landmarks at “Mini Egypt”
Discover Egypt in miniature at the open-air Mini Egypt Park museum. It’s a great way to get a glimpse of Egypt’s magnificent history and architecture without having to travel all over Egypt. Even the scale models of iconic buildings such as the Great Pyramid of Giza and Roman Amphitheatre of Alexandria are admirable.
Foul from Hurghada
Foul is a bean paste from cooked fava beans, seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper and tomato pieces.
Admittedly, the final mass doesn’t look very appetizing, but it tastes very intense and is extremely satisfying. Foul is a typical breakfast dish in Egypt, which is eaten with pita bread from the bowl. You can buy it as a sandwich, then you will also receive a half pita bread filled with foul, as desired pieces of boiled egg in it. In some hotels, you find foul at the breakfast buffet.