Hurghada, the most popular holiday resort of Egypt

Scuba diving at Hurghada, ©Harald D. Wagner/Flickr

Scuba diving at Hurghada, ©Harald D. Wagner/Flickr

Hurghada is a city in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt. It is a main tourist center and second largest city in Egypt on the Red Sea coast. The city is an exciting and also distractive holiday destination suitable for all ages. Being the most popular holiday resort of Egypt, Hurghada is attracting thousands of travelers each year from all around the world. No one would believe Hurghada was just a small fishing village then it has been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to become the leading seashore resort on the Red Sea.

Although it became larger and larger, the city managed to retain its natural and historic charm. Hurghada is perfect for those seeking total relaxation with fantastic weather and warm sea temperatures throughout the year.

Best accommodation

Tourist don’t have to be afraid of finding the perfect place to settle down in the city, in Hurghada there is a wide range of accommodation from the traditional Egyptian guesthouses until the 5 star luxury hotels. Hotels are situated along the magnificent sandy beach of Hurghada and run for almost 20 km. Most accommodation provides a wide chose of traditional Egyptian cuisine, locally made drinks and a variety of leisure facilities for those who are choosing to spend their holiday at this beautiful place.

Hurghada, ©masterplaan/Flickr

Hurghada, ©masterplaan/Flickr

Some of the more well known Hurghada Hotels are the ‘Grand Hotel Hurghada’, the ‘Grand Resort Hurghada’ and The ‘Intercontinental Resort and Casino’. Full board, half board or all inclusive, you will experience the best treatment whichever you choose. Don’t forget to buy your souvenirs from the town’s largest bazaar, Dahar. Best buys in Hurghada are Papyrus or the traditional Egyptian “shisha pipes”.

Weather in Hurghada

Best place for travelers who love yearly sunshine because the summer season lasts year round in Hurghada with hot to very hot temperatures. The sun always shines in this part of the world and makes the area popular with beach lovers. Its sunshine hours are the highest results in the world (around 3800 hours/year). The holiday resort is a perfect place for watersport lovers, such as scuba diving or snorkeling.

Scuba diving at Hurghada, ©Harald D. Wagner/Flickr

Scuba diving at Hurghada, ©Harald D. Wagner/Flickr

It is very important to protect your body from the sun both on the beach and in the water so make sure you use a high factor sunscreen.

Flights to Hurghada

The city is served by the Hurghada International Airport with scheduled passenger traffic to and from Cairo and direct connections with several cities in Europe. There are numerous charter flights and low cost airlines heading to Hurghada, everyone can find the perfect flight to get to the city and spend a wonderful time enjoying its facilities. Flights to Hurghada all land at the international airport which is located just a short transfer from the majority of the popular hotels.

Hurghada Airport, ©anselmziegler/Flickr

Hurghada Airport, ©anselmziegler/Flickr

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