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El Gouna

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Top 7 Things to do in El Gouna

The beautiful lagoon town, El Gouna, is a shimmering retreat on the Red Sea Riviera. For the water-loving visitor, El Gouna is heaven on earth. Enjoy water sports galore with sunshine aplenty as you explore this remarkable resort town.

  • Snorkelling/beach

    1. Snorkelling/beach

    Take a dive into the Red Sea from your choice of beaches. The two most well known beaches are Zeytuna Beach (located on its own island) and Mangroovy beach.

  • Abu Tig Marina

    2. Abu Tig Marina

    Nothing beats the convivial atmosphere of the Abu Tig Marina. Explore the neighborhood's many restaurants and get a taste of an Egyptian marina.

  • El Gouna Cable Park

    3. El Gouna Cable Park

    Escape the winter at the El Gouna Cable Park. Whether you're wakeboarding or rejuvenating in the spa, you're certain to obtain an oasis state of mind.

  • Zeytuna Beach

    4. Zeytuna Beach

    Hailed by visitors and locals as one of the best beaches in El Gouna, Zeytuna Beach boasts perfect aqua-hued waters, colorful fish, and soft sand.

  • Boat tour

    5. Boat tour

    Explore El Gouna by boat! Hop on a boat tour and see the sea up close. There's no better way to get to know this charming seaside resort.

  • Surfing/Windsurfing

    6. Surfing/Windsurfing

    Even if you've never surfed before, fear not! You can take a lesson or three and ride the waves like a pro by the end of your stay in El Gouna.

  • Mini golf at Abu Tig Marina

    7. Mini golf at Abu Tig Marina

    Mini golf is the perfect family activity while you tour the marina in El Gouna. Stop in and practice your best golf stance.

Planning Your Visit

  • What should you eat in El Gouna?

    You'll be pleased to know that you can find all kinds of cuisine in El Gouna -- it's perfect resort for any palate. Try one of the restaurants on the marina or on the beach. You're sure to find a delight for your tastebuds whether you fancy a burger, Italian fare, or local seafood.

  • Getting Around

    El Gouna is a small resort town and the best way to explore the city is to walk around. You can also take a tuktuk, which are available from the downtown station and the marina. There are also local buses and shuttles. Of course, you can also take a taxi.

Good to know

  • Language
    Arabic
  • Currency
    Egyptian Pound EGP (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +20
  • Best time to visit
    El Gouna is a terrific vacation spot year round. The temperature stays around 85 degrees almost all year. Take a trip to El Gouna in the winter and enjoy balmy days and loads of water sports under the sun.

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What people are saying about El Gouna

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 740 reviews

We went in October 2021. At 7.40 we were picked up from the hotel in Makadi by a comfortable mini-bus. Travel time to the pier was about 40 minutes. The yacht is very decent, not old. The first location was water sports. As a result, we rode a cheesecake and a banana for a minute. There were 20 people, so I had to wait a little while everyone was riding. Then we drove to the orange island, where we stopped for an hour. There is where to lie down, take pictures, swim, the location is just super. Then we sailed to a diving and snorkeling location. All equipment and costumes were provided. The instructors are very competent, they explain well, speak Russian. The scuba diving itself takes about 20 minutes, but we were the first time, we had enough, the experience is just great. Then you can simply swim with masks and snorkels (also issued) or without. Then there was a great lunch (salads, seafood, soup, grilled meat and poultry). Further fishing. The team is just great, everyone is friendl

An amazing day from start to finish. Pick up time was exact, staff were friendly and helpful. The activities just kept coming! Such a fun filled, day! The scuba instructor was clear, kind and helpful. All the staff were happy and welcoming. If you want water sports, sunbathing, scuba diving, a massage, fishing, snorkelling and an exceptional lunch in one day book now! A must do excursion!

Since we have trying to make a tour in Hurghada we found this offer. Ontime transfer, professional guide. Amazing day ended up with a lovely evening at the club were we enjoyed lovely evening. We loved it sooo much

everyting worked out. was a perfect tour in the available time. for me was perfect to do this in one day from hurghada. also just one store 30min which was not on the list.

We are enjoying it is amazing trip ☺️..the team work are friendly..