The Red Sea Area

Ain Sukhna

Nearby sulfur springs give Ain Sukhna its name which means “hot springs”. You can find plenty of water fun here. Visitors can sun bathe on the beach, go fishing, scuba diving or snorkeling on the coral reefs. The finest hotels in the area are located in Ain Sukhna


Berenice has been an ancient city from the time of Ptolemy II Phildelphos. So if archeology is what you enjoy you will want to spend some time here exploring the ruined Temple of Semiramis which was built by Tiberius and Trajan. There are the emerald mines at Wadi Sakait or visit the island of Zabargad, a geology buff’s dream come true. The semi precious stone, olivine, was mined here since around 1500 BC until the mid 21st century. Excellent fishing and health spas round out this popular spot.

El Gouna

El Gouna is the place to be if you are going to be in the Red Sea vicinity. It is a wonderland of islands connected by shimmering lagoons. Resorts, hotels and guest houses provide accommodation options for visitors staying in the area.


Once a small fishing village, Hurghada is now renowned for its international center for aquatic sports. Water play simply does not get any better than this. If it can be done in or on the water you will find it in this delightful town. And for those who prefer to observe from land there are glass bottomed boats that take visitors on tours of the coral reef and other marine areas. For night owls, scads of clubs and restaurants line the main streets.


Suez is one of Egypt’s largest ports and has been important commercially since the 7th century. It was once an important naval base and a bustling port, especially during the Middle Ages. Its geographic location, along with its famous Canal, has made it one of Egypt’s most powerful ports and modern cities. Watching the ships pass through the Suez Canal is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Other Places

Bir Shalatein, Mersa Alam, Safaga and Zafarana are other notable cities located along the Red Sea that have plenty to offer and are waiting to be explored.