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Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh – where is the best place to relax?

 

Egypt is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The country attracts with its clean and warm sea, the rich underwater world of the east coast and the most ancient monuments of architecture and culture in the world. All this, together with affordable prices, good service and a minimum of visa requirements, makes the country ideal for holidays. If you have already started planning a trip to Egypt, you are probably thinking – where is better: Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh? Tours to these resorts are the most popular among Ukrainian travelers. Both cities have their own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. We suggest that you understand each of them in detail, which will help you make a choice.

Beaches
This criterion is the most important for most tourists, because it is the wide beaches by the transparent Red Sea that make vacation here so enjoyable. In both cities you will find everything for complete relaxation. Almost every hotel has its own, well-equipped, sandy beach. But it is worth considering that in Sharm it is more difficult to find a coast where corals and shells are completely absent. In addition, to enter the sea on the beaches here are most often installed pier or pontoon. Therefore, if you travel with children, it is better to choose Hurghada, where it is comfortable to swim without shoes. But for diving and snorkeling – go to Sharm El Sheikh.

Weather
Another popular question for those who plan to spend a vacation in Egypt – where is warmer: Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh? Egypt is both a windy and hot country, and although the climate is quite comfortable, it is still warmer in Sharm, especially in winter. Therefore, when planning a spring or autumn vacation, both cities are suitable. In summer, these resorts are very hot, the air temperature can be + 40-45 ° C. But in January-February every couple of degrees are important. In Hurghada during this period it is cooler and more windy.

Check not only the temperature of the air and water, but also the wind speed, sometimes it reaches 17-20 m / s, which can create discomfort during rest.

Underwater world
If you like active pastime, enjoy diving or snorkeling or just plan to dive – Sharm El Sheikh is the perfect place for this. It is known for the diversity of marine inhabitants and the most beautiful coral reefs located almost off the coast. There are diving schools for beginners in the city, so if you have never even dived under water, all conditions are created here to try it!

Entertainment and Attractions
Another point that distinguishes Sharm El Sheikh from Hurghada is its proximity to the sights and the variety of offers from tour agencies. In Sharm el-Sheikh, tourists are most often offered to go to Mount Moses, and to the reserves. There are many entertainment centers. And if you are interested in Cairo, Alexandria, the pyramids of Giza – it will be cheaper to get from Hurghada.

Cost of rest
At prices, the difference between Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh is noticeable in season. Hurghada has more local residents, there is no pathos and gloss, there are not many luxury hotels, therefore, prices are lower.

In Sharm will cost more:

hotel accommodation, and accordingly vouchers for the resort;
tours;
goods in supermarkets, gift shops.
However, if you contact a travel agency and voice your wishes, the managers will pick you a favorable ticket to any city in Egypt, taking into account your financial capabilities.

Which resort to choose?
So which is better, Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh? It all depends on what purpose you are going on vacation. If you plan to spend your holidays on the beach and by the pool within the hotel, both resorts are suitable. Families with young children should prefer Hurghada, and water lovers Sharm el-Sheikh. Also carefully study the sights of Egypt and decide what excursions you would like to go on. Make a list of criteria that are important to you and take them into account when searching for a ticket. Both resorts deserve attention and give vivid emotions from the rest, it remains to choose the perfect one for you!

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