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Best Things to Do in El Gouna

El Gouna is packed with activities, sports, and places to relax during your holiday in Egypt’s Red Sea paradise. Whether you are after a fun and active holiday or just want to relax by the beach and revive your energy, check out this list of must do’s while you are staying in the Red Sea resort of El Gouna!


1. Aqua Park

Aqua Park Sliders is a new addition to El Gouna's water activities. It is a fully inflatable Aqua Park with slide tower, jungle bar, cliff, trampoline, pillars, balance beams, overly large obstacles and much more.

Ideal for children from 6 years old, groups and families for a fun water activity.

For prices, reservations and more details: Sliders Aqua Park

2. Kitesurfing

With year round sunshine, perfect wind conditions, shallow waters and lagoons, and large beaches, El Gouna is rated as one of the most popular kitesurfing spots in the world. With 6 professional, multi-lingual kite centres you won’t be short of places to learn how to kitesurf.

3. Diving

Dive into the depths of the Red Sea and discover wrecks, beautiful coral reefs and fascinating sea life in a variety of dive sites all around El Gouna and discover what makes the Red Sea one of the world’s most popular diving destinations! Diving lessons are available from El Gouna’s nine local dive centres where you can get professional training before heading out on a guided dive.

Explore diving in El Gouna

4. Snorkeling

If you prefer to experience the underwater world of the Red Sea without scuba diving equipment try snorkeling, with a mask and fins! Snorkeling allows you to explore reefs and fish and you might be lucky to see turtles and rays as well! During your El Gouna holiday, head on a boat trip to the dive sites and jump into the crystal clear waters to begin your snorkeling session. You can also snorkel from the shore, many of the beaches in El Gouna offer long jetties to jump off from, such as the long jetty at El Gouna’s infamous Zeytouna Beach.

Snorkeling trips can be arranged by all diving centres in El Gouna

5. Golf

Our 18 hole PGA championship Golf Course in El Gouna boasts beautiful green fairways, stunning views on the Red Sea and a dramatic backdrop of mountains. Designed by Gene Bates and Fred Couples, the Golf Course also offers  rental equipment, an Aqua Driving range and a professional team of teachers to introduce you to golf (free introductory courses) or give you advanced training. A second golf course with 9 holes is opened in Ancients Sands Resort.

6. Stand Up Paddling (SUP)

Becoming increasingly popular, Stand Up Paddling is a fun way to enjoy the water without any stress or strain. This relaxed activity is a great way to keep you active, while enjoying great views of the Red Sea and El Gouna. El Gouna is a great place to try Stand Up Paddling, as this destination offers many interlocking lagoons and protected waters. Simply rent a SUP board and paddle your way through the lagoons – why not try racing your friends too? Available at Club Paradisio, the Club House and some kite stations in Mangroovy Beach

7. Catamaran boat trip (Ocean Diva)

Oceana is a catamaran sailing boats offering sunset trips and snorkeling trips on the Red Sea. Sailing is the ideal activity to enjoy during your holiday on the Red Sea coast. Enjoy complete relaxation as the boat crew pull up the sails and feel the breeze on your skin as you sail towards one of the best snorkeling spots in the Red Sea. You will get a chance to swim and snorkel and you might even sail with dolphins on the way. This sail trip will be an experience you will not forget! Bookable only through Red Sea Cat.

8. Parasailing and funs water activities

Fly high over El Gouna’s sparkling water while safely strapped to this colorful parachute, enjoy the view of the sea, the mountains and El Gouna from a view like you have never seen before.
Don’t miss out on this amazing adventure whether in single, Double or Triple flight. Sharmania Red Sea also offers other different fun water activities guaranteed to make you and your friends or family have a fantastic time, like the tube and the Banana ride. Find out more here http://sharmaniawatersports.com or contact them at Mob: +201001503307 or Email: omdaelgoha@yahoo.com

9. Desert Safari

Discover the Red Sea’s mountains and desert, don’t miss out on this wonderful experience weather through quad bikes or Jeep cars with Alex Safari.
Enjoy this memorable experience during sunrise or sunset trips, break out the normal tours and join a one of the most unforgettable moments under the Full Moon in a romantic full moon ride.

Call +201005511974  or ext. 32174

10. Spa & Wellness

Are you planning to completely unwind and leave the stress behind when you go on holiday? El Gouna is definitely the place for that and a visit to one of its many spas will rejuvenate your body and mind. Treat yourself to a Massage at Bellevue Beach Hotel, sample the private pool area at the Club Paradisio Spa, try the Turkish bath and the desert sand massage at the Steigenberger Golf & Spa Club, or enjoy one of the beach massage tents. You will experience unforgettable pampering in our El Gouna Spas for the most relaxing holidays in Egypt. Lax Gym and Beauty Center benefits the best location on the marina, in front of the sea, and it the place to come for your daily fitness, gym classes or a wonderful massage.

11. Beaches

Comprised of lagoons, islands and shore beaches, El Gouna is the perfect place to have a relaxing holiday by the beach. All beaches in El Gouna are equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas and hosts services like food, drinks, snorkeling rental, and kite stations. Take a romantic stroll on the beach whilst gazing at the sun setting behind the mountains, sunbathe in the shallow waters of Zeytouna beach or Mangroovy beach, or enjoy a beach party at Moods Beach Club at the Marina. Check the beaches location near your hotel.

12. Moto Club

Looking for a real adrenalin rush? El Gouna Moto Club got what you need right here! Don’t miss out on this thrilling experience, take on the charming desert of the Red Sea by storm at one of the largest Motocross tracks in the region. This thrilling adventure is available only at Motoclub Egypt, the first MX and ATV tracks in Egypt. Located right here inside your favorite holiday destination, just 10 minutes away from your holiday hotel in El Gouna. Best desert experience you can ever encounter across the Red Sea

Telephone: (+20) 01212274447
Email: info@motoclubegypt.com

13. Lagoon trip

A lagoon trip is another must do in El Gouna. Leave from your hotel or any departure spot and navigate through the lagoon to explore El Gouna resort. You will pass by all hotels, different areas of the town as well as the sea, so maybe take your camera along to get some unique shots. You’ll probably want to buy a house in El Gouna after this trip! Bookable at the El Gouna Info Center or through your hotel reception.

14. Horse Riding

Riding a horse by the beach is one thing many people fantasize about, but in El Gouna your fantasy can come to life! Enjoying a beach- and/or desert-trip or learning to ride in the paddock with Habiba Horse, El Gouna’s newly opened horse stable hosting horses for beginners as well as experienced riders. If you wish to enjoy horse-riding in El Gouna on your own horse, Habiba Horse also offers box-rentals including horse-care. Enjoy the beauty of horse-riding in El Gouna and Riding as it should be with Habiba Horse

German/English: (+20) 0106 439 37 09
Arabic/English: (+20) 0100 426 13 73
e-mail: kerstinengels9@aol.com

15. Hydrofoil Fast Glass Bottom Boat

Experience the amazing underwater world of the red sea with our hydrofoil fast glass bottom boat.Thanks to its speed and its hydrofoil body, this boat can explore reefs that are too far for all other underwater vision boats, in a very comfortable way.The glass of the Ocean Flyer is one of a kind, equipped with a magnifying glass that makes it possible to look horizontally, and increases the view by 40%.
The Ocean Flyer is very suitable for families with children seeking to explore the underwater wonders in the safest way possible, and can be booked through Red Sea Cat.

Contacts: Ext:37396
Mobile: +201000102952 / 53
Email: Reservations@redseacat.com

16. Sliders Cable Park

Searching for a fun watersports activity during your visit to El Gouna? Try Sliders Cable Park, a unique centre to sample wakeboarding and waterski, as it offers a controlled environment where you can try new moves and get used to the water in protected lagoons before plunging into the open sea. Cable rigs pull you along the water of a lagoon without the need of wind or boat, allowing you to get your beginner feelings of wakeboard or to test various jumps by using ramps placed in the water.