photo by Tarek

El Gouna is a self-contained town, conveniently located just north of Hurghada, with selected resort hotels and small inns along its marina, manicured 18-hole golf course, international school and a hospital with hyperbaric chamber; private airport and a resort-wide transportation making the small but lively town accessible for everyone to enjoy.

A holiday in El Gouna is really complete: boutiques, elegant restaurants and pubs are everywhere, a wide range of sport activities including SCUBA Diving, Kite Surfing, Horse Riding, world-class spas.

Getting there

El Gouna is located in 40km from Hurghada international airport.

Traveling around

Getting around in El Gouna is very easy. There are shuttle buses which drop off at many of the major hotels. Also local taxis and 'Tok Toks' are available.

The roads are very quiet and have pavements so they are safe to walk along.

You can request to reserve a taxi from your Hotel or check the local bus timetables for buses that stop in front of your hotel.


At this vibrant city you guarantee you will have lots of things to See and Do. Everything you need is within the village area or within the hotel itself. And, as even the laziest among us like to get active sometimes, El Gouna also boasts a good variety of sports and recreation. Horse-riding, camel riding and a go-cart track join more usual facilities like SCUBA diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and tennis. Some hotels have pampering health clubs, and many offer a dine-around option within the resort. It’s a gorgeous get-away after Nile-side sightseeing, or just a spoil-yourself interlude for couples or families.

Top activities and excursions around and from El Gouna include:

  • Scuba Diving: Alomost every hotel has its own Scuba Dive Center, from which you can explore the Northern part of the Red Sea. Top Attractions are the wrecks of Abu-Nuhas or the wreck of the Rossalie Muller behind Tawila Island.

  • Tawila Island: A real 'escape to nature' from city bustle to a quiet island with sparkling white sandy beaches. Feel lucky that day to watch lots of dolphins along the way to Tawila Island.

  • Galatea Boat: Go to Gobal Island on-board this comfortable sailing boat with a spacious deck & sun beds. Private day trips for diving or fish barbecues available too.

  • Quad Runner: Discover the secrets of the desert while driving yourself in the sand dunes - a great feeling. Early morning & sun-set trips available.

  • Lagoon Trip: A tour of El Gouna by boat, every Wednesday & Saturday morning. Bookings through the Info Center in Tamr Henna, or at your hotel's reception.

Things to do

  • Scuba Diving or go day Snorkeling around Tawila or Gobal Islands

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