Hurghada, Egypt - Travel Guide and Travel Info

Hurghada is one of the most attractive destinations in Egypt. It is a place full of surprises and rich cultural and historical heritage. Pretty much as all the country of Egypt. Visiting Hurghada will bring you an unforgettable vacation. It is a place which is full of tourists coming to spend a great holiday. There are many resorts that will fit your budget, no matter if you are looking for a luxury holiday or you are traveling on a budget. The history of this destination is something you shouldn't miss for nothing in the world.


You can’t go to Egypt, and miss to visit Hurghada, a famous sea resort. Founded in the early 20th century, the city rapidly developed into very famous touristic destination. All of that was provided by the foreign investments, and the Egyptian government. Sailing, surfing, diving, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing and snorkeling, all of this is now available thanks the Tourism department.




Hurghada grew from a humble fishing village of a few hundred souls into a booming town of over 150,000 people, who saw an opportunity to make a lot of money. Even people from the tourist towns like West Bank, where residents spent all of their lives dealing with tourists. But, they made the right dessision by moving in Hurghada. Very soon this place turned into a gold mine. Tourists kept coming, and the residents became reacher. As the town grew and developed, there were even more opportunities for wealth. 



Hurghada's public beaches are not so charming and inviting, like the ones in Sinai. The wild life in the sea is far offshore. It’s good for the ones who like diving, and discos, but the others find that Hurghanda lacks charm. Still, many people come here, from Luxor's west bank, where tourism was part of people’s life's for many years. 



The prices here are high,and everything in the shops is more expensive than in Cairo or the Nile Valley, but the experience is priceless. If you want to enjoy Hurghada’s assets, you can’t avoid paying for boat trips and private beaches. Despite of the cost, conditions for diving, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing are great. There's no "off" season here. Tourists come all the time; especially on the European Christmas and Easter holidays, the Russian vacation period of August and September . Over the winter season backpackers use Hurghada as a transit point between the Nile Valley and the Sinai. 



This is a great place for vacation all year long, since there is always sun, and pleasant weather keeps the blue waters warm. It is all coupled with sandy desert beaches, green palm trees and cool breeze. Al Quesir, Sharm El Naga, El Gouna, Al-Mahmya, Soma bay and Makadi bay, these are all famous resort centers in, and near Hurghada. The Makadi bay is a classic spot to enjoy the vacations.One of the finest five star hotels there, Le Meridian, has the best swimming pools in the world. Another luxurious town with lots of private villas and resorts is El Gouna. The airport in Hurghada is connected with prominent cities in the world. 


The three parts of Hurgada (El Dahar, Sekalla, and El Memsha) have 248,000 citizens. The town's largest bazaar, the post office and the long-distance bus station are situated in Dahar, while Sakalla is the more humble hotel quarter. 


This resort is a common destination for tourists from Cairo, the Delta and Upper Egypt, as well as package holiday tourists from Europe, especially Serbia, Germany, Italy… Before a small fishing village, and now famous holiday destination, this place has it all. Excellent service, beautiful beaches, warm blue water, pleasant whether…What more can you ask for? 


The remarkable beauty and charm, make this place one of the best destinations in Egypt, and even in the whole world. 

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