The small Egyptian town of Marsa Alam is becoming increasingly popular with tourists from all over the world. But what is the reason for this? There are quite a few of them. Alongside Sharm El-Sheikh, Marsa Alam has become one of the most beautiful places on the Red Sea.
But it is the small town that Marsa Alam can show as an advantage over Sharm El-Sheikh. Nevertheless, the city has seen a significant growth spurt in recent years.
Many travel routes now lead to Marsa Alam. Several top-class hotels have settled in the place, which is also very interesting for Egyptians on the main road to Edfu on the Nile. Edfu has always been a popular tourist destination.
The reason for this is the ruins of the Temple of Horus, one of the main gods of ancient Egypt. A detour here is definitely worthwhile when staying in Marsa Alam.
But otherwise, you can enjoy your holiday in Marsa Alam to the full. Because nothing stands in the way of an all-inclusive vacation there. For this purpose, exclusive hotels and holiday resorts were built in Marsa Alam.
There are also more and more cheap flights to this city in Egypt since it has an international airport. This was opened in 2001 and has been a popular connection station ever since – also by German vacationers.
A destination that should not be missed on any holiday in this region of Egypt is the Gebel-Elba National Park with its impressive biodiversity in both fauna and flora. It is located a few kilometers from Marsa Alam.
Trip to Marsa Alam
Both early bird and last minute trips lead to Marsa Alam. The destination is particularly suitable for all those who want to get hold of a last-minute trip with a bit of thrill.
Experience the water world
But what else does Marsa Alam have to offer besides very good and well-kept hotels and beaches? Diving was very important in Marsa Alam. There are numerous diving schools and it is worth visiting Marsa Alam for a course. The Red Sea is a dream destination for all divers – whether beginners or advanced.
Popular underwater destinations are, for example, the Elphinstone Reef or the Dolphinhouse. Here you will find magnificent corals as well as interesting biodiversity of fish. The surf in Marsa Alam is quite strong, but snorkeling is also possible.
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