Hurghada - Explore the Wonders of the Red Sea
Holidays in Hurghada, along with Sharm El Sheikh, are the most popular of the Egyptian beach resorts. Hurghada is located on the eastern coast of Egypt, by the Red Sea.
Holidays in Hurghada appeal to both the adventurer and the holidaymaker alik, whether you are looking for beautiful beaches to relax on, or crystal clear waters to dive in. Holidays in Hurghada are equally popular amongst families, couples and singles.
Given the reputation of the Red Sea as being one of the best diving spots on Earth, it comes as no surprise that holidays in Hurghada are popular with diving enthusiasts and it boasts one of the most active diving centres in the region.
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Accommodation in the resort is predominantly hotels. We have a wide choice of hotel accommodation varying from 3-star to 5-star hotels near the beaches, and 2-star hotels located in the town, offering price options, ranging from economy to luxury lodging.
There's More to Hurghada than Just Diving
Apart from diving, the primary attraction for most people choosing to take their holidays in Hurghada are its breath-taking beaches. These are amongst the best you can find in the Red Sea region. The beaches of Hurghada include The Club House, Papas Beach Club, Old Vic Village and the Chill Beach Bar. Holidays in Hurghada offer some of the most isolated beaches in the region such as Sharm El Naga and Mangroovy Beach and the resort, Giftun Island.
The Red Sea resort has more than 100 diving centres to service the large number of scuba diving enthusiasts who take their holidays in Hurghada every year. If you have never tried scuba diving before, then there is a wide variety of qualified instructors and beginner courses available, putting you in safe hands for witnessing the spectacular underwater wonders of the Red Sea. Alternatively, a submarine tour is also available for those who don’t want to get wet! However, you can also try water sports such as windsurfing, surfing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, and snorkelling on the beaches whilst taking your holidays in Hurghada.
For those feeling adventurous you can take a desert safari while on your holidays in Hurghada either the traditional way, via camel or the more modern approach by quad-bike or a jeep.
Holidays in Hurghada provide the perfect opportunity to explore the archaeological attractions around Luxor which is around only 220 miles away. Take a managed coach tour through the desert to visit sites such as Karnak and the Valley of the Kings. If you are enthusiastic about history and sightseeing, you can take a trip down the historical river Nile, taking a break within a break during your holidays in Hurghada. The Nile has been the lifeblood of the region since the early days of the Egyptian civilisation and it is littered with ancient sites.
Hurghada Offers a Wide Choice of Nightlife, Shopping & Restaurants
Holidays in Hurghada are very popular with those looking for vibrant nightlife. Hurghada has a reputation as a bit of a party town! Like many of the Egyptian resorts, Hurghada beach parties are a popular feature with tourists; they continue all night until dawn and feature live music and DJs. Most of the hotels in Hurghada have their own clubs and music and the bars within hotels typically arrange evening shows that feature live music and dances.
Hurghada offers a variety of restaurants, again many of which are located in the hotels, offering local and international cuisine, such as Italian and Chinese. Evening Barbecue is a special delicacy of the resort and steak houses are popular. So be adventurous, try the local cuisine whilst taking your holidays in Hurghada.
Brush up on your haggling skills to make the most of your holidays in Hurghada. The resort has many small, street stalls and shops selling locally made souvenirs, including jewellery and leather products. Bedouin products are also very popular. The Shopkeepers are very friendly and it is not untypical of them to offer you a shisha and invite you smoke with them or drink tea! Bargaining is part of the shopping experience so be prepared.
Getting around whilst on your holidays in Hurghada is relatively easy and it is a safe place for tourists, obviously take the usual precautions but it is safe to walk around the resort on foot. The public buses are very economical. Taxis are available but when stating your destination it should be in relation to landmarks rather than street numbers or names. However, make sure you agree your fare with the taxies before you jump in.
Weather in Hurghada - What to Expect
Holidays in Hurghada are very popular among European tourists due to its warm climate. It can get really hot in the summer with temperatures even rising to 43°C during the day. It’s a desert climate and the temperatures can drop to 7°C at night. The average temperature in the winter never falls below 14°C and in the summers, it is usually at least 30°C.
I doubt you will ever experience rainfall whilst on your holidays in Hurghada. It is rare. The summer temperatures peak between June and August. Although December is the coldest month, temperatures can still rise as high as 20.5°C, so the winters are quite pleasant and are a great time to travel to your Holidays in Hurghada.