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Hurghada (Egypt)

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
6:30am from Cairo by bus
When to go
During Springtime
Minimum stay
One week

Reviews of Hurghada

Seasoned Traveller
6 written opinions

Sea, diving, fish and sun: the Red Sea is the dream destination for divers and those who love coasting the waters by boat.

My suggestion:
If, like me, you're going there to dive, choose your centre wisely; it's important to have competent people and good equipment for this type of activity.
My review

Let's be honest, Hurghada is a town lacking charm , built primarily to satisfy tourists. However, you have to admit thatit's very beautiful and very hot; the sand is white, the sea transparent and the seabeds are so spectacular that they'll take your breath away!

I went there for a week; I was on this trip to Egypt to make the most of the sea and to go scuba diving. I had the opportunity to go to the beach twice. On the agenda: scuba-diving and a dive without any breathing apparatus. I was able to observe corals and a multitude of fish; I was even lucky enough to see a beautiful lionfish!

Right after my first swim, I learned to wear plastic shoes to walk in the sea; it's ugly, but it avoids painful cuts on the soles of your feet caused by corals and shells.

There's also a souk where you can buy interesting things and, above all, buy aloe vera for next to nothing.

Be careful to avoid sunburn and sunstroke; it's scorching, but by the sea you often don't realise it.

Red Sea at Hurghada
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