Temperature: 15-30 (°C)
If you’re hoping to top up your tan, peak summer is the perfect time for holidays to El Gouna. From May to September, you can expect 300 hours of sunshine on average and blue skies every day. High 20s and low 30s are possible even as late as September. Temperatures tend to cool in autumn and winter, to more comfortable highs in the mid-teens and low 20s.
Beach lovers: This is one of Egypt’s finest beach destinations, with glorious sandy shores for laid-back sunbathing and adventurous water sports alike.
Families: Take your pick from multiple child-friendly hotels and activities during your El Gouna holiday, from sports to glass-bottom boat trips.
Golfers: With its own 18-hole championship golf course, you can spend all day on the manicured greens before heading for an evening tipple on the seafront.
More about El Gouna
Language: The language spoken is Arabic.
Currency: The currency used in El Gouna is the Egyptian pound.
Local time: El Gouna is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Hurghada International Airport. The transfer time to El Gouna is around 30 minutes.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to El Gouna is 5.5 hours.
Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at http://www.egypt.travel/en/about-egypt.
Visa / Health: Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday.
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By taxi: You’ll have no trouble getting a taxi in the resort; they’re readily available and ideal for airport transfers and day trips. They generally operate on a fixed rate basis, so it’s a sensible idea to check the fare before you hop in.
By shuttle bus: A network of small shuttle buses serves the resort; it’s a simple and affordable way to get around. Many hotels also offer a service to the marina and beach.
By tok tok: You’ll see these little three-wheel taxis running all over the place. They’re cheap and quick way of getting around the resort and to the beach. You’ll find a tok tok station at the marina.
Sandbox Festival: Held every year in May, the Sandbox Festival is a two-day celebration of electronic music. Expect open-air partying against the beautiful backdrop of this stunning resort, featuring DJs and live performers from Egypt and beyond.
Street festival: From April to November, El Gouna hosts the Marina Street Festival every Friday night, filling Abu Tig Marina with music, entertainment and plenty of food and drink. Most local hotels provide free shuttle service down to the marina.