El-Gouna is a fabulous Egyptian tourist resort, owned by Samih Sawiris. It is located on the red sea 20 km north of Hurghada and about 380 km away from Cairo; it has its own airport. El-Gouna is one of the greenest and most environmentally friendly towns in Egypt.
El-Gouna is built around lagoons and waterways. It has about 10 km of coastline and consists of 20 islands surrounded by lagoons. El-Gouna is characterized by being a site for diving and for various water sports. And there are two main beaches in the resort, namely “Zaitouna Beach” and “Mangroovy Beach”. The resort has also a large number of waterways, which makes each house, villa, or chalet its own beach.
In the city of El-Gouna, there are many hotels and spas that start from three to five stars and are intended for tourists from Egypt and from all over the world. El-Gouna has also a Yacht club or Yacht marina to welcome the Yachts of El-Gouna resort pioneers and travelers across the sea.
Things to do in El-Gouna
El-Gouna is the ideal choice to do things filled with excitement and satisfaction. It offers guests a unique and unforgettable experience starting with:
1.Adventure Kitesurfing and Windsurfing in El-Gouna
El-Gouna is one of the most popular kitesurfing and windsurfing hubs in the world. The beaches here are more open to winds making them perfect for board sports. During this Adrenalin backed adventure, you will be with professional instructors who will give you the basics and a number of safety measures.
2. Snorkeling Tours
To explore the reefs and the red sea’s marine life without scuba diving, snorkeling is your best choice. Snorkeling is one of the best things to do in El-Gouna to enjoy the serenity between the beautiful sunshine, beaches, the rare sea creatures, and colorful coral reefs underwater. You can also snorkel from the shore, where many of the beaches in El Gouna offer this like Zaitouna Beach.
3. Scuba Diving
El-Gouna is one of the most popular destinations for diving where you will see the fabulous underwater marine life which is filled with rare creatures, colorful coral reefs, and fascinating wrecks. There are several diving schools where this happens to be your first time.
4. Swimming with Dolphins
One of the most entertaining things to do in the beautiful water of El-Gouna is swimming with dolphins. You will feel the magic of the marine life of the red sea inside the embrace of dolphins which will form with you a strong relationship. This wonderful experience will live in spirit and mind as long as you live.
5. Safari Trip
A Safari trip is one of the exciting things to do in El-Gouna where you can ride a quad bike or quad car or a camel around the desert. The sky of the desert and its nightly atmosphere will fascinate your mind and soul. You will also experience some amazing activities like a delicious Bedouin dinner. It is one of the recommended nightly things to do in El-Gouna. The Bedouins will serve a traditional food made from natural ingredients like chicken pie, rice, and Kofta in addition to Bedouin bread, followed by delicious Bedouin tea while enjoying an oriental show and folk songs under the shades of the red sea mountains.