Hurghada is a resort city in Egypt, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Red Sea. It is noteworthy that Hurghada was the first resort city on Egyptian land in the form as we know them. After it, many more interesting tourists’ centers appeared, but this place still breaks records in attendance.
Perhaps such a success of Hurghada lies in its diversity. There is a lot of entertainment here: lazy beach relaxation, non-stop discos, ancient sights, diving, varied cuisine, so that every tourist and traveler will find something to their taste.
How to get to Hurghada?
Most tourists arrive in Hurghada by plane. This is all the more convenient because the city has its own airport. Hurghada Airport is located just 5 km southwest of the resort center. He serves hundreds of flights daily. Flights land from cities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
You can get from the airport to the city in just 15-20 minutes. You can take a taxi or bus. Bus stops are located near the terminal. Stops are made on demand, buses run to Hurghada, as well as the nearest resorts. Bus departure takes place only when the passenger compartment is fully loaded. You can pay the fare directly to the driver or his assistant.
Things to do in Hurghada
Hurghada is conditionally divided into 3 parts:
- Center (Old City) El Dahar.
This is typical Egypt: life is constantly in full swing, there is trade, numerous cafes and restaurants are working. Mostly locals live here. The main part of the sights of Hurghada is concentrated here, so the walk will not seem boring to you.
- New Center (Saqqala Kura).
This area has collected the bulk of the city’s hotels with private beaches, discos and children’s clubs. Local beaches are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts: diving, windsurfing, water skiing and boat trips.
- New Hurghada (southern part of the city).
There are also many hotels and beaches, there is a wide and long promenade for hiking and cycling along the coast.
Beaches in Hurghada
The beaches in Hurghada are simply gorgeous: fine silky sand, excellent infrastructure with everything you need, lots of attractions for all ages. But you have to pay for the pleasure, there are almost no places with free access. The average entry costs about $ 1-2. If you are staying at a hotel, then admission to the hotel’s beach is certainly free.
Dream Beach and Old Week are the most prestigious and expensive beaches. Entrance to them costs about 2 times more expensive than to other beaches, but this amount already includes the ability to freely use sun loungers, umbrellas, visit game and sports areas. The beaches are perfectly clean, the entrance to the water is very convenient and safe, fairly gentle, without corals and stones. You and your children will not be hurt. Here you can swim even without special shoes, the use of which is recommended in most other places.
Mojito Beach is a relatively new beach in Hurghada, which has already become a favorite place for party-goers. There are organized places for playing volleyball, billiards and even PlayStation. In the evening, Mojito becomes a nightclub with foam parties and DJs.
Paradise Beach is a popular beach, very budget friendly. There is everything you need for a comfortable stay: umbrellas, sunbeds, a play area for children. But for some necessary little things you will have to pay separately, for example, for a toilet and shower.