Hurghada Hotels Egypt
The popular tourist resort of Hurghada has a host of activities for everyone and offers the ideal conditions for water sports; including snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing and of course swimming.
Hurghada offers all the attractions for a perfect beach holiday, with around 40km of seashore, featuring sandy beaches, calm waters, and a wide variety of watersports, windsurfing, snorkelling, diving, beach bars and restaurants.
An entry Visa is required for Egypt and costs approx 15 GBP per person.
Out and about
Hurghada is not the small fishing village it once was, the city has grown rapidly developing into four distinctive areas; the old town (El Dahar) is in the northern part, around 3km south of this is Sakkala, where along the Sheraton Road are many hotels, shops and restaurants, further south is an area called El Kawser, which has a 1km long promenade lined with hotels, bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Lastly to the north of Hurghada is the coastal road known as the Golden Mile, named after its glorious sandy beaches there are a number of large resort hotels here.
Getting around Hurghada is still easy and cheap, with taxis plentiful and offering good value for money, ensure to agree on a total price before setting off.
The evening is a popular time for shopping in Hurghada, where the bazaars offer a wide range of souvenirs and local items such as decorative papyrus, fine cotton towels and linen, spices, gold and copperware. Don't forget to haggle.
There are numerous local and international, up-scale and fast-food eateries throughout the resort areas. The promenade is a great place for an evening stroll, a spot of shopping, dining out or enjoying a late night drink.
Things to do
Some of Hurghada's most beautiful sights are to be found under the sea, a variety of rare and colourful fish, coral reefs and aquatic gardens, make diving one of the most popular things to do here. These may also be observed through glass bottom boats, if diving isn't for you.
Other popular activities include a Jeep safari into the Sahara Desert; visiting a Bedouin village or the ancient monasteries of St Paul and St Anthony. Day trips or longer stays to view the amazing sights of Luxor and Cairo are also possible.
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