Marsa Alam

 

Marsa Alam

 

Marsa Alam is a virgin bay that has seen considerable development over the last few years. South of El Quseir, this old fishing village, not far from ancient emerald mines, has been transformed into one of the major high- class holiday retreated in the country.

The recent development of an international airport has ensured that Marsa Alam is the hottest new destination in Egypt - and we don't mean just the weather. Situated near the Tropic of Cancer, Marsa Alam has a truly tropical feeling, with its mangroves and palm trees, and its long beaches with fringing and barrier coral reefs. The awesome Wadi El Gemal National Park is on its outskirts, with 100 km of pure Red Sea beach bliss and desert landscapes.

Marsa Alam, with its combination of luxurious hotel facilities, the Red Sea underwater life, close proximity to Sudan and the ancient route leading directly to Upper Egypt’s Kom Ombo and Edfu is fast becoming a popular tourist destination in Egypt.