El Gouna, Egypt
El Gouna is a tourist resort located on the Red Sea in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt. It is a self- contained town which offers resort hotels, bars and restaurants, shops, 18 hole golf course and a marina. There are two main beaches, Zeytuna Beach located on its own island and Mangroovy Beach. A network of canals allow many houses to have their own strip of beach, even hundreds of metres inland. Most of these canals are crossed by small stone bridges.
The town houses a small museum with some 90 exhibits (including statue replicas and an exhibition hall of contemporary Egyptian paintings by Hussein Bikar). Other attractions/activities around town include a small aquarium, a go-kart track, a paintball arena, tennis courts, horse stables and a football stadium.
Things to see and do
* Scuba diving & snorkeling
* Tawila Island
* Lagoon Trip
* Water sports
Cruise Season Oct - May
Currency Egyptian pound (EGP)
Land Area 39,612 kmÂ²
Population 10,000 approx
Electricity 2 round pins European style
Time GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code + 20
Port Location The closest port to El Gouna is located at Hurghada.
Transport Links El Gouna is located 22 km north of Hurghada International Airport. El Gouna is a 4-hour flight from Europe major capitals. Several major airline carriers operate weekly flights to Hurghada and El Gouna.