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5 Reasons To Visit The Stunning Marsa Alam In Egypt
Going to Egypt is every traveler’s dream. The African country offers a true journey into the past of one of the most exquisite civilizations of all time. With its pyramids, temples and also an intense cultural life— traveling to Egypt is good for the mind and soul. But, if you want to escape the intense routine of Cairo but also don’t want to travel to a crowded beach in the country, Marsa Alam is a great option.
Located on the western coast of the Red Sea and about 300 km south of the popular beach destination, Hurghada, Marsa Alam is also known for its beautiful sandy beach and excellent scuba diving spots. The city has become a premium tourist destination, especially for scuba divers, as its seas are known for having an array of colored fish, clear water, and enchanting coral reefs.
But Marsa Alam is not just a place for scuba diving enthusiasts. The best time to visit this amazing Egyptian tourist spot is from May to September if you want to enjoy the warm weather.
Here are 5 reasons to visit Marsa Alam.
1. A Haven In The Middle Of The Desert
Marsa Alam is a haven in the middle of the desert. You will find many hotels and resorts, but no city at all.
It’s a great choice for those who enjoy beachfront hotels with all services included. The city is truly for those looking to relax.
2. Water Tours
If you like water sports, you can go snorkeling, diving and even have the chance to see sharks. Other activities include yacht tours, submarine boats and desert safaris.
To book, you can go to the hotel reception to check available tours and prices.
3. Caribbean Vibe
Be sure to pack light clothing, sunscreen, moisturizer, a hat to protect from the sun and anything else you would take to a beach if you were in the Caribbean.
4. Porto Ghalib
Porto Ghalib is the Marsa Alam Marina, where most boat trips and water excursions depart from. In addition, you will find many shops, restaurants, ATMs, bazaars, spas and much more.
5. Wadi El Gemal National Park
The amazing Wadi El Gemal National Park, also known as the Valley of the Camels, is located 20 miles from Marsa Allam.
It is one of the largest parks in Egypt, and it’s about seven thousand square kilometers, including land and sea. It is considered one of the most preferred and visited regions in Egypt.
One of the most fascinating natural landscapes in the park is Hamata Mountain, which is also one of the largest mountains in the eastern desert and where you can enjoy hiking if you want to make your trip more adventurous.