El Gouna is Orascom Development’s flagship town. The name of the town derives from the ancient Egyptian words for ‘protected’. El Gouna has a multinational community that continues to grow, the town covers 10 km of pristine shoreline on the beautiful Red Sea coast with a total land area of 36.92 million sqm, of which 15 million sqm has so far been developed. El Gouna is a fully integrated, self-sufficient town, adhering to the highest global standards.
El Gouna offers an unparalleled lifestyle that has attracted a growing multinational community. Year-round sunshine, shimmering lagoons, turquoise beaches and its location a mere 4-hour flight from Europe make El Gouna the ultimate paradise escape. It boasts world-class infrastructure and premium services, and is home to some of the world’s most reputable brands in the tourism and leisure industries.
Reputed for its perfect year-round weather, shimmering turquoise lagoons, coral reefs and stretching coastlines, El Gouna is a destination conducive to healthy living. Watersports and aquatic activities are possible all year round due to the sheltering influence of a reef headland. Watersport facilities and dive centers are located throughout El Gouna, which is an international kite surfing destination. The town also hosts cultural festivals and other major events.
One of our main attractions is the different types of diving on offer including many of the Northern Hurghada sites such as Sha'ab El Erg and Careless. Deep walls to shallow reefs and a choice of wrecks for all levels can all be dived from El Gouna. Special trips can be booked in resort to Abu Nuhas, Rosalie Moller & Thistlegorm. El Gouna is also a great location for both learners and experienced divers with day diving, day trips, learning to dive or taking your diving further with our welcoming and highly knowledgeable team of dive instructors and guides.
El Gouna, located 25 km north of Hurghada, is a quiet and relaxing village nestled between the majestic red mountains of the Eastern Desert and the pristine waters of the Red Sea.
Interlaced with lagoons, built along 10km of beachline and home to more than 15,000 residents, El Gouna welcomes visitors all year round to enjoy pleasant temperatures and unparalleled lifestyle. Available services and facilities embrace a private airport, a network of local and regional transportation, outstanding health care facilities, a post office, banks and shops, as well as a vast array at entertainment and nightlife options, bars and restaurants.
Sportive, chill-out and family vacationers alike will find suitable activities between the dive and kitesurf bases, the 18-hole PGA golf course, the cable slide park, the various Spa’s and wellness centres or the family oriented hotels with kids club and water park.
The sea around El Gouna (Egypt) is home to many creatures from multicoloured reef fish to stingrays, turtles and even dolphins, and offers a range of divesites suited to all levels from beginners to the very experienced, from relaxed dives with little current to wall drift dives to world famouse wreck dives, it is easy to understand why the red sea is often called the “Aquarium of Allah”. El Gouna Red Sea is a paradise that remains inside the heart. A little diamond that becomes set in the mind of anyone who stays for a few days.
I had a very good experience in Rihanna resort
Tips; The Marina is a nice hangout area for it's view / Restaurants & bars .. Cocktails at Bartender & Aurora are fantabulous
Downtown is nice for it's cafes .. try touring the lagoons when it is sunny
Room for improvement; streets and curbs need to be paved and maintained more
El-Gouna, it's a city about 40 km away from Hurghada and there's a lot to do there it's a pretty cool place to just walk around, cozy little restaurants & cafes, and also a bit of clubbing here and there (though I don't know if that'd interest you since you have your daughter with you), there's always stuff to do there
You could also go on a boat/Catamaran trip, they're really fun, I take them all the time from Gouna but I'm sure there'll be some in Hurghada as well
Also sometimes you can find people going hiking in the mountains or going to spend some time with the Nubians and drinking tea in their tents and stuff, it's pretty chill you'll enjoy it
Thanks for the good wishes bro, we really hope so as well if we play against Spain though some of the Egyptian players are sure to eat Ramos alive if he tries pulling that shit again with Salah, anyways if you need anything else just ask :)
El Gouna is a self-contained holiday town and probably the best-run resort in Egypt. The brainchild of Egyptian billionaire Onsi Sawiris, it is built around lagoons and waterways, ensuring there are plenty of beaches and that many places have views of the water. El Gouna is frequented by Egypt's chi-chi set and Europeans on package tours. Boasting 16 hotels, an 18-hole golf course, plenty of villas, and boutique shopping, restaurants and bars galore, it's about as far removed from Egypt's usual chaotic hustle as you can get. The only local experience you are likely to have is smoking shisha (albeit on a marina terrace overlooking some mighty swanky yachts). But if you're after a place to laze on a beach and do some diving, then you'll definitely enjoy your time here.
El Gouna is the dream of an Egyptian businessman who has utterly transformed a secluded bay and its surrounding resources. In 10 years, this virgin seacoast has been transformed into an established resort town and also a settlement for more than 10,000 full-time residents. Equipped with its own wells in the mountains, a hospital with a hyperbaric chamber for dealing with divers' decompression problems, four power plants, a school, a department of the American University in Egypt, and an impressive array of services, this environmentally friendly resort town is practically self-sustaining. El Gouna caters to wealthy Egyptians and expat workers who come to unwind from the hustle and bustle of Cairo, plus year-round tourist arrivals.
Probably the best way to travel to El Gouna is by specifically including the town in your Egypt tour package. This can be done quite easily when you book your personal Egypt tour with us.
El Gouna is a tourist resort that is owned by Orascom Hotels and Development. Like many other resorts, it too is stationed on the Red Sea in Egypt. It is primarily known for its watersports, beaches and its network of canals, that allows many houses to have their own strip of beach.
El Gouna is categorized into three major areas of commerce Downtown, Tamr Henna Square and the Abu Tig Marina. What is the best way to travel to El Gouna Downtown, Tamr Henna Square and the Abu Tig Marina? It largely depends where you are coming from.
American travelers will first have to fly to Europe from a major city so that they can find at a closer stop to Africa. Frankfurt, Germany and Amsterdam International are common stop airports. Once you are in Europe you only have one more stop to make. The closest airport to El Gouna is Hurghada International Airport.
If you travel to El Gouna from Europe you fly directly to Hurghada International Airport. Package vacations are sold by almost all charter travel companies.