Towards the southern end of the Gulf of Suez, Hurghada is one of Egypts most cosmopolitan cities. With 40km of beautiful coastline, Hurghada has an abundance of activities to accomodate the whole family from Golf, 4WD desert driving, watersports and of course diving in one of the world’s top three dive spots. For the Historian amongst us, why not explore the Monasteries of St Anthony and St Paul.
Hurghada has a population of nearly 250,000 with tourism being its major industry. The cultural diversity extends to many nationalities including British, German, Russian and a host of mainly other european countries.
There are many public and private beaches in Hurghada,
You can either use a public beach or a private hotel beach which cost’s around 25 LE per day.
Recommended beaches are;
Old Vic (35LE)
Dream Beach (30LE)
Egypt is an Islamic country, so topless bathing is not permitted anywhere in the Red Sea
Transportation in and around Hurghada is mainly by Taxi. they are cheap, plentyful and available 24 hours a day. Orange in colour (Tourist) Taxi’s are available everywhere on the street. All Taxis are supplied with taximeters, of which are not commomly used and therefore prices should be agreed prior to the trip. The price range for short distances should cost between 10 – 25LE, for longer distances inside the city border maximum up to 80LE.
Sahl Hasheesh – Approximately 15km South of Hurghada, quickly emerging as the 5 star resort district of the Red Sea. Fantastic coastline with many hotels,bars and shops.
El Gouna - 15km North of Hurghada: a favourite getaway for the Egyptian elite and high class Europeans. El Gouna is famous for its Golf resorts, expansive private resorts and high end shopping: it has approximately 10,000 permenant residents.
Makadi Bay - 30km South of Hurghada, the quietest of all the Red Sea resorts. Suitable for families wanting to get away from it all in search of total relaxation