Pure relaxation or THE diving Eldorado - Welcome to the Marsa Alam region!
Until recently, Marsa Alam was just a small fishing village on the west coast of the Red Sea. However, since the international airport opened in 2001, it has become the rising star in the Egyptian holiday sky.
Marsa Alam is 274 km south of Hurghada. The pleasant climate makes it a perfect region for fantastic holidays. In the winter, temperatures reach 31°C, and in the summer they are between 20°C and 35°C.
Gold and emeralds were mined in the surrounding mountains in antiquity. Some of these ancient mines can still be visited today. The nearby Gebel Elba and Wadi al Gimal national parks are home to a tremendous variety of birds and desert animals.
The diving area that is accessible from Marsa Alam is one of the most fascinating spots in the Red Sea for experienced divers. Stunning coral reefs and a huge variety of underwater creatures are the main attraction of Marsa Alam. Discover one of the most beautiful bays "Um el Ghoraifat" or the legendary diving spots "Elphinstone Reef" and "Abu Dahab". The coral reefs close to the coast are ideal for less experienced divers where the wonderful maritime wildlife can be admired for hours.
Marsa Alam is well known worldwide among kite surfers and is an ideal starting point for safaris and expeditions into untamed nature.
The newly built port of Ghalib Marina in Marsa Alam promises the ultimate in relaxation and entertainment on the Red Sea. The port has berths for around 1000 yachts.
In addition, the International Convention Centre is in the resort, which is the only sizeable multipurpose centre on the Red Sea. It has a convention area covering 1,950 m² for all types of events - from small meetings to large-scale functions for 2,000 people.
The beach, desert, reefs and the many combinations of tours and activities will thrill you as well, regardless of the reason why you initially came to Marsa Alam.