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West coast wonder on the Red Sea

Snuggled between the Red Sea Mountains to its west and the waters of the Red Sea to the east, the beauteous Hurghada Area sits just across the bay from Sharm El Sheik. A holiday to the Hurghada Area combines unmatched hospitality with year-round warmth and sees visitors flock from far and wide to its spectacular beaches and underwater treasures.

Stretching down the Red Sea's western coast, Hurghada takes in sensational strands, each with their own individual delights yet easily reached from one another. Special mention must be made of Sahl Hasheed's heavenly 12.5 kilometres of uninterrupted beach. Yet the real fun is to be found under the waves where an abundance of fascinating reefs, ruins and marine life sit waiting to be explored.

And as if that wasn't enough to keep you going for a week or two, you'll find that you're perfectly placed for day trips to see an ancient Roman quarry, the Eastern Desert and even the Nile Valley.

Three tips for a top trip

Take the ferryIf you're travelling to or from Sharm El Sheikh, you can catch the fast ferry service which travels between both destinations in only 90 minutes.
Find your sceneWhile there's no shortage of relaxed, hotel-based entertainment, you'll find a lively night time offering at Sahl Hasheesh's Old Town Boardwalk.
Settle on superb sandsThere are a few public beaches close by but you'll find the best spots on the sand at the private resorts. Most offer day passes.

Best attractions to see in Hurghada

Underwater kingdoms

From the Sunken City to Careless Reef and Giftun Island, the Hurghada Area is a true blue snorkelling and diving paradise.

The Eastern Desert

Between the Nile and Hurghada lie the Eastern Desert's majestic dunes. Travel to a Bedouin village by quad bike for an utterly unique experience.

An ancient Roman quarry

Easily reached on a day trip, the ancient Roman Mons Porphyrites quarry was mined for its precious purple and white crystalline stone.

Your Hurghada questions, answered

Hurghada is a year-round destination with hot dry summers and pleasantly warm winters. If you're travelling during Ramadan, you might find it a little quieter.

Not all places will accept card payments so it's best (and cheaper) to bring Egyptian Pounds and keep back smaller denomination notes for tips.

Hurghada's Grand Fest and the Coptic New Year take place in January while February plays host to the fitness-focused International Festival.


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