|Egypt's Red Sea coast runs from the Gulf of Suez to the Sudanese border. Its mineral-rich red mountain ranges inspired the mariners of antiquity to name the sea Mare Rostrum, or the Red Sea.
Revel under the sun in the Red Sea Riviera and enjoy some of the best seaside and family activities in eastern Egypt. Located near the Eastern Desert and south of the Sinai, the Red Sea Riviera is a long coastal area full of beautiful beaches that lead to the Red Sea. Here you'll be able to swim among dolphins, dugongs and an overwhelming number of flora and fauna.
The year-round sunshine on the Egyptian Red Sea makes it a perfect diving destination at any time of the year. Even in the first 3 months of the year, when water temperatures range from 21 to 22 degrees, you can still swim, snorkel or dive in the crystal blue waters.
You can take to a touristic hot spot destination and stay in any of the year round international hotels at Sharm El Sheikh . In the pleasant climate of Hurghada, you can go underwater fishing, snorkeling, camping, and visit the world’s largest aqua-culture museum.
Unwind in El Gouna at luxury hotels set among gorgeous mountains and crystal clear waters. Go diving, fishing and sightseeing at Marsa Alam. Connect with the friendly locals of a charming fishing village called Dahab. Marsa Alam & Safaga are well known therapeutic destinations sites. Safaga in particular is said to be one of the best locations in the world for curing psoriasis.
Dive into a giant aquarium to see a multicolored world built by an army of builders- the corals. In the Red Sea Riviera your options are endless.
The thermal winds that once sped clippers to the East still bring thousands of migrating birds to the shores of the Red Sea, making it a paradise for bird-watchers. Today, the ancient ports are better known as some of the best diving and fishing resorts in the world. Here, you will find over 800 fish species, including the deadly stone-fish, the equally dangerous butterfly-fish, as well as surgeon fish, jellyfish such as the cassiopei, crabs that sometimes overrun the shore in the evening and some species of shark. Sunbathers relax on white sand beaches, or find shade in the mangrove lagoons that line the coast, while snorkellers explore the reefs. And the underwater wonder of the Red Sea remains a living tapestry of vibrant corals and exotic fish, waiting for you to discover its secrets
The East Coast of Mainland Egypt bordering the Red Sea
How to get there?
From outside Egypt
Some international flights now go to Hurghada, otherwise fly direct to Cairo then either take an internal flight (see below) or go overland by bus or by car. Contact your travel agent for details.
You may like to book a tour through a travel agent or hire your own transport. Bear in mind that desert driving has special requirements and be sure to get a suitable vehicle and guidance on possible hazards. 0therwise you can travel to each location by bus or service taxi and arrange trips from there
The following airlines fly to Hurghada & Sharm El Sheikh.