A place to enjoy the sun, sea and sand
Once a small fishing village, Hurghada is now a large, bustling destination. It is the foremost resort on Egypt’s Red Sea coast and considered a party town. The 25-mile seafront provides beach-lovers with fine golden sands and a huge array of water sports. Windsurfing, sailing, swimming, snorkelling, diving and fishing are all on offer in Hurghada. Positioned between desert and sea, the town is divided into three areas that segue into one another including the old town of El-Dahar, the more modern Sekalla and the El Korra Road, which is the newest addition to the city’s sprawling landscape. Each district is brimming with hotels and restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets. After dark a bounty of bars and clubs keep sun-kissed revellers entertained till the early hours.
Go to Hurghada for the long beaches, excellent water sports and the year-round sunny climate. No matter what your level or experience, it is possible to enjoy Hurghada’s abundance of aquatic activities. Hurghada’s lively bars and clubs make for a great night out.
When to Go?
Hurghada enjoys a warm, dry climate and is a year-round destination. The best months to visit are February to June and September to November. July and August can be unbearably hot with temperatures regularly hitting 40°C, which though good for divers, can be uncomfortable on the beach. Hurghada’s peak tourist season is from October to April.
How to get there?
Direct flights are available to Hurghada International Airport (HRG) from London Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester. The flight time to Hurghada is around 5.5 hours from London. Taxis are available at the airport and take around 20 minutes to the resort’s centre. Minibuses are also available outside the airport and depart once they are full.
Take a day trip by boat to Giftun Island and feast on a fish barbecue in beautiful virtually uninhabited surroundings. Jump on the Sinbad Submarine and dive down 22m with 43 other passengers; a stunning and unique way to enjoy the Red Sea. Visit the Red Sea Aquarium and wonder at the marvellous marine life, try snorkelling or diving to get an even closer look at Hurghada’s underwater residents. Haggle in the Old Town souks and drink delicious mint tea