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A Red Sea Paradise

The most popular Egyptian holiday resort, a fantastic town on the Red Sea, the most beautiful and warmest sea in the world, extremely rich with submarine life and a real paradise for scba divers and snorkeling!
Unlike Sharm El Sheikh, which is a "fake" town - just hotels, Hurgada is a real town, with native inhabitants. It stretches for 40 km along the sea, with several hundreds of hotels and a main street full of shops, cafes, restaurants, clubs... It is where you can meet the locals and have fun in extremely rich nightlife.
Hurgada's best is it SEA. As soon as you hop in, you are sure to have extraoridnary beauty (only if you have a mask or glasses), you don't need special excursions to meet the fantastic submarine world, it is right there in front of your nose!
But if you want, many excursions can be made - to Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo, Luxor, safari in the desert, a cruise with a glass bottom boat, a trip in the submarine, visit to the coral islands...
Hurgada is divided into two main parts - "old" Hurgada with the main shopping street, Egyptians call it Sakkala (I'm not sure of the spelling) and it's very vivid and lively there! And, there is the "new" Hurgada which resembles Sharm El Shekih - hotels only, it's neat, clean and ARTIFICIAL. I prefer old Hurgada.
This was my second trip to Hurghada (first was in 2003), and nothing much changed, except that many new things were built!
One thing is sure - you can't be bored, and you can't NOT to like it!
So... ENJOY!!!

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  • Last visit to Hurghada: Jun 2006
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  • Dec 20, 2010 at 6:32 AM

    you are right, the hot sun may spoil your fun by making you suffer from a sun stroke, but you can find a healthy drink POCARI SWEAT at supermarkets "Spinney's", it keeps you hydrated and protects from sun stroke.

  • Oct 19, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    I once got locked in a shop in old Sharm by a very pushy man, in reflection you should not chat or smile too much as they misread the signals. This is not typical behaviour most of the men are very well behaved and we have some very nice Egyptian friends

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    Apr 1, 2010 at 4:56 AM

    Hurghada is surprisingly beautiful as illustrated from your outstanding images. Tomas Eriksson :)

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2008 at 6:51 AM

    Great page!

  • Aug 5, 2008 at 11:07 PM

    Paradise Island? Absolutely the right name for it! :) You can see many new pictures from there here http://egyptforum.net

  • leecouk12324's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2007 at 11:55 AM

    Looks nice - someone i know in Blackburn has a house here - he keeps encouraging me to come here

  • awladhassan's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2007 at 9:10 AM

    I agree, the water is absolutely brilliant blue and warm.

  • piiap's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2007 at 8:47 AM

    Sexual harassment is common, but actually not allowed. First thing you can try is to shout "haram" Arabic for forbidden and sin. If it does not help, report serious sexual harassment to the police.

  • ib2006's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2006 at 5:25 AM

    Thats so positive ,, i am realy glad you are saying that about hurghada Hope your third trip will be more great

  • Roalera26's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2006 at 7:11 AM

    Maravillosas fotos amiga...


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