Cities of Egypt: Marsa Alam

Not so long ago, Marsa Alam was a small fishing village without any tourist infrastructure, but from the late 70s. The situation began to change, and today we have a young and fast developing resort. Marsa Alam ("Fish Village") Located on the Red Sea coast 260 km from Hurghada and 130 km south of El Komeyra.

Hotels here are not very much here, they are located at a great distance from each other. Beaches near hotels comfortable, with sun beds, umbrellas, souls, restaurants, water sports, comfortable descent to water. Entrance to the hotel beaches for those who do not live in a hotel, paid (about 3 euros). Around the resort – the mass of wild beaches and a huge amount of untouched coral reefs. Almost all the coast here is a solid luxurious reef.

Hotels and infrastructure

This is a completely young resort, which has recently consisting of only several hotels surrounded by desert. Now the number of hotels has increased to several tens, and their number in the coming years will continuously grow. Ray hotels in Virenitsa along the coast at a distance of a few kilometers from each other. The village itself, on both sides of which a series of hotels diverges, turned into a city with a population of 40 thousand. human. Recently, an international airport has appeared here, so you can now fly directly, and not through the Hurghada, from which a few hours by bus. Now in the harbor of Marsa Alam build parking for yachts and boats.

  • PORT GHALIB Resort, Marsa Alam
  • Boat in the Port Ghalib Resort Complex, Marsa Alam
  • Kharamana Hotel, Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam is considered a place for family holidays. There are still few people here, few disco and entertainment for young people. Due to the fact that this resort is removed from other cities and is surrounded by the desert, there is almost nothing to do outside the resort area. Therefore, in addition to diving, it turns out what to go to safari or look at the life of Bedouins. From here you can get to Luxor or Abu Simbel, but this is already a long journey.

  • Swimming pool in Kharamana Hotel, Marsa Alam
  • Cities of Egypt Marsa Alam
  • Boat with a glass bottom, Marsa Alam

The our segment of the resort is developing. In hotels there are our-speaking guides, some of the personnel also understands our.

Coral reefs and diving

The main feature of Marsa Alam is his remoteness. This is a quiet resort suitable for a relaxing holiday. Home Landmark Here – Coral Reef. During the low tide, they are practically shown in some places from under the water. In other coastal parts, they, on the contrary, a few tens of meters go down the rolling rock. Here are the famous reefs Dolphin House (Dolphin House), Marsa Alam, Elphistoune, Zabargad and others.

  • Divers in Marsa Shagra Hotel, Marsa Alam
  • Diver at soft corals in the Red Sea, Marsa Alam

All this made Marsa-Alam center of attraction for divers of different categories. This resort is the most powerful diving center of the entire region, and each hotel has its own diving school. Different seats are suitable for both beginner divers and for masts. Underwater "population" Marsa Alam is very diverse. This is also sea hedgehogs, and all kinds of fish, and turtles. Not to mention algae unearthly beauty. And all this can be seen with your own eyes, damaging.

Beaches and seabed

Coral reefs – one of the main wealth of Egypt. But here, despite the amazing beauty, he delivers some inconvenience to tourists. Not in all parts of Marsa Alama is equally nice to swim. Some of the reef is almost on the surface of the water, which is why the sea is petty, and the bottom of the prickly. Then swim in special slippers or go to another part of the resort, where the beach is sandy. Therefore, it is better to clarify in advance which bottom will be at the entrance to the water.

  • Beach Habiba Hotel, Marsa Alam
  • Parasailing, Marsa Alam

If you are going to relax with children, it is worth asking about how dangerous sea in this place is, because the reef has different zones.

Best time for travel

From October to March, the temperature in Marsa-Alam varies from + 18 ° C to + 35 ° C, and from April to September from + 20 ° C to + 45 ° C. Water temperature All year – from + 22 ° C to + 29 ° C.

Cities of Egypt Marsa Alam

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