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El Gouna - European Town in Egypt

//El Gouna - European Town in Egypt

El Gouna is a modern resort located 25 km north of Hurghada. El Gouna is purpose built and offers guests a unique and unforgettable experience. There are many outstanding hotels located on the islands and a lot of modern Nubian style apartments. There are two Golf courses, gardens full of greenery, winding streets and passageways, Venetian style architectural features and waterways; all of these allow you to relax in true European style. Numerous restaurants, cafes, bars, night clubs are only part of a wide range of entertainment which are on offer for tourists in El Gouna.

Use the best equipment and experience professional service in a variety of sports such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, diving, tennis and squash - the choice is yours! Try riding a horse in the desert, or test your golf skills on the professional golf-course. Regardless of your interests you would will find what you need here. If you want to relax, clear and refresh the mind, El Gouna will reveal it's blissful side. You can visit the artistic town, take advantage of a world-class spa, relax your mind at the Club 88 or listen to live music in one of the local restaurants ... At the end of the day you can go for a delicious dinner at the modern Marina.

 

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Hotels

How to get to RedSeaZone?

Making your way to RedSeaZone is fast and easy.  We are based at the Northern Mangroovy Beach (don’t get confused with Mangroovy Beach!) There are three kiteboarding schools along the way and our school is located right in the middle. You just need to follow the signposts.

Tips how to get to us:

  • After ‘check in’ in your hotel you can order a taxi or tuk – tuk at the reception. All drivers know the location of our centre so it's simple and cheap to get to our station.
  • You can also take the Shuttle Bus – Marina Line that leaves downtown every full hour (only this line will take you to the kiteboarding beach).
  • If you decide to walk it will take you approximately 20-30 minutes from Downtown, 10-15 minutes from the Marina. You will find El Gouna maps at the reception of your hotel or in El Gouna Info Center, located downtown.
  • RedSeaZone school cooperates with “Diamond Cars” taxi services. You can order a car at the reception of RedSea Zone or get the number directly from the taxi driver. Cost of the ride: 5LE.

 

Districts

From North to South:

  • Mangroovy Beach – most northern part of El Gouna.  RedSeaZone is located here. In the near future Mangroovy Beach will become an Island with newly built green golf course behind.
  • Abu Tig Marina – most elegant part of the town with luxurious boats and yachts anchored in the harbour. There are plenty of restaurants, shops and clubs to suit everyones taste.
  • Downtown – most local part of the town where you will find small shops, local restaurants, supermarkets, Egyptian fast food, stalls with vegetables, fruits and spices. Ideal place for a stroll and discovering what is hidden around the next corner. Most of El Gouna residents live here, where you will also find a modern hospital, library, universities, museum, pharmacy and mosque. Don’t miss out Kafr and the Art Village to indulge in local art shops and cafeterias.
  • Golf Villas/White Villas – luxurious villas and apartments surrounded by turquoise lagoons, flanking the fairways to give an enchanting character to this part of the town.
  • Abydos Marina – here you will find harbor for the diving boats and other small motorboats. Airstrip and the christian church are also located in this part of the town.

Transport

El Gouna is a small town with countless means of transport. You will never wait more than few minutes to be picked up and you can go from one side of the town to another within 15 minutes.

You can choose from the regular line bus, boat taxi or the colourful tuk-tuks.

Once you need a tuk-tuk, just go out and you will find one immediately. One way ride costs 15 LE.

You can also use the following: 

  • Limousine – taxi on - call, price per one transfer within El Gouna – 15 LE. Transport outside El Gouna upon request.  Tel.: +2 012 734 0166
  • Shuttle Bus – local buses are scheduled every 15/30minutes depending on the route. One day ticket price: 5LE, 1 week ticket price: 20 LE. Information: El Gouna Info Center.
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