Hurghada was once a small fishing village. Today, it is one of the foremost tourist resorts of the Red Sea coast and provides a gateway to incredible diving and snorkeling sites.
Located on the western side of the Red Sea Riviera and hemmed by soft golden sands, the town of Hurghada has blossomed from a quaint fishing town to a bustling seaside resort, catering to over 3,000,000 tourists annually.
Beneath the warm waters of the Red Sea lie the multitudinous coral reefs and sunken wrecks surrounded by colorful shoals of tropical fish, manta rays and other marine life creating the perfect snorkeling environment, particularly around the Sha’ab Abu Nuhas reef and the El Quseir ruins.
For the more adventurous, a variety of scuba diving excursions are also available locally, taking divers around the Red Sea Islands and surrounding wrecks such as the SS. Glass bottom boats are also a popular choice for those wishing to discover the wonders beneath the sea without having to wear a wetsuit!
The Marine Biology Museum in Al-Dahar prides itself with a miniature museum of discovered relics, as well as an aquarium featuring a selection of local marine life.
By day, the Marina Boulevard is where the local tradesmen vend a variety of local goods, as well as a selection of ubiquitous Pharaonic statuettes that can be found throughout Egypt. However, by night the town comes to life as restaurants and bars are bursting with visitors wanting to savor a taste of authentic local cuisine and entertainment.
Mahmya is an eco-tourism park boarded by virgin blue waters and only 90 minutes away from the resort by boat. The beach is famous for many things, but sitting and enjoying the spectacular view is something that sets Mahmya apart from any other beach in Hurghada.