With a all year round great weather, a stunning 1800 miles of coast line, a country known for her antiquities, Egypt is also a great country for a summer-beach-snorkeling-diving holidays with friends or family and even the single traveler.
The Sea on the Eastern side of Egypt is called Red Sea because in old times as sailors travelled through this area the saw the land turn red as the sun was setting and named the sea the Red Sea. These days the Red Sea is known for very affordable holiday making with loads of water fun like swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kite-surfing and much more.
The colors under water are amazing…
As Egypt is close to Europe and has a warm climate, together with the sea, she is a very popular holiday destination for a very affordable price!
WHERE TO TRAVEL TO ON THE RED SEA?
The great thing about Egypt and her sea is the numerous things you can do to enjoy and the different cities where you can stay. The Red Sea offers a very wide variety so that there is fun for all around at a very affordable price.
There are a number of airports along the Red Sea and the two biggest ones are Hurghada in the North and Marsa Alam in the South. From there on you travel by luxury car or by bus to your final destination. Upon arrival you will need a tourist visa that’s available at all airports for about 25 USD and most nationalities are welcome without restrictions.
Campings and BNBs are not common, but hotels and resorts are found all along the coastline from very cheap till very expensive. On top of that we have floating hotels (Liveaboards), luxury yachts where you can enjoy your holiday in comfort at sea.
One of the most popular residents of the Red Sea…
HOW TO ENJOY THE RED SEA?
A year round warm climate, stunning blue cristal clear water, loads of lagoons and colorful reefs plus a very big variety of marine life makes the Red Sea a great place to enjoy the beach, hang around a swimming pool, go out on a day trip per boat, jump in the water for a snorkel or even do a fully dedicated dive holiday on a Liveaboard. The options are almost endless for a water loving and sun adoring holiday.
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FACTS ABOUT EGYPT AND THE RED SEA
- Located in the North of Africa
- Capital: Cairo
- Population: 80-100 million
- Religion: 90% Muslim, 10% Christian
- Currency: Egyptian Pound
- Electricity: 220V
- Outlet/Plug: Round, two pronged
- Ancient Egyptians are known to have explored the Red Sea as far back as 2500 BC.
- The Red Sea was important to the spice trade during the Middle Ages.
- There is 1,240 miles of coral reef estimated to be between 5,000 and 7,000 years old.
- Because of high evaporation rates the Red Sea is one of the world’s saltiest seas.
- There are more than 1,000 invertebrate species in the Red Sea.
- The Red Sea is also home to more than 200 hard and soft corals.
- There are Red Sea Diving Adventures that visit the coral reefs of the Red Sea including the whale shark, silky shark, oceanic white tip, tiger shark and thresher shark.
- The Egyptian government has rules and regulations in place to protect the biodiversity of the Red Sea’s coral reefs.