The Red Sea’s small town with a big personality
Al-Gouna is a popular and luxurious resort town 25 km north of Hurghada on the Red Sea, and it’s known for its world-class marinas packed with gorgeous yachts. With a growing multi-cultural residential community, it’s become the vacation home destination of choice for Egyptians, particularly in fall and winter. This lively town has countless amenities, including a fully equipped hospital, international schools, a football team, a conference hall, and plenty of transportation services for getting around easily. Winding turquoise canals and lagoons, hundreds of dining and entertainment spots, leisurely beaches, and a variety of outdoor activities that include kitesurfing and sailing make Al-Gouna a fun and family-friendly destination.
What You Need to See
Visitors can enjoy a taste of everything from attending live music shows to exploring some rare book collections at Al-Gouna’s branch of the world-famous Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Head to the Sea Cinema to check out the latest releases or the satellite campus of Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) to enjoy a variety of live concerts throughout the year, as well as live screenings from the MET Opera.
With so many winding canals and lagoons, access to swimming and tanning is not a problem in this beach town. All hotels and private properties have access to sandy beaches, and you have the choice of swimming in lagoons or open water. With countless land and water activities to enjoy, you won’t have time to get bored. After a full day of sun and fun, head out to Al-Gouna’s Downtown area or the Abu Tig Marina where you will find a wide variety of dining and nightlife options.
Take a boat trip to Mahmya Island, an ecotourism project on Giftun Islands that is perfect for people who enjoy spending an entire day on the beach with excellent cuisine, beach sports, and fun activities for kids.
Go on a hike and climb your way through the mountains on a guided tour arranged by your hotel. You’ll get to explore a different side of the desert, along with a lovely bonfire and some traditional music.
Explore the Abu Nahas Wrecks in the Straits of Gubal, a day trip from Al-Gouna.
Stroll through Abu Tig Marina where you’ll find cafes, specialty stores, and fine dining.
If you’re looking for an extended stay, rent an elegant apartment or villa.
Dine at one of the many restaurants and bars in Downtown Al-Gouna.