Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.

Marsa Alam

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search
Travel Warning WARNING: The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the German Auswärtiges Amt (AA) state that "There is a high threat from terrorism" in Egypt. Three South Korean tourists and their driver were killed at Taba (South Sinai) on 16 February, and the group responsible has threatened further attacks. Women in particular have been subject to rising, and often violent, sexual harassment in Egypt. Female foreign travelers were not spared the experience. "An entire book" could be written about the experiences of female travelers in Egypt, according to Lonely Planet. There is also a rising anti-foreigners sentiment, for example Mervat Al-Talawy (head of Egypt's National Women Council) kicked out a European Union delegation in front of press and to the applause of Egyptian spectators. The country remains politically and socially unstable in the aftermath of the January 2011 revolution. Demonstrations are common and even though they may start peaceful, they can turn violent.

Pay attention to local media and liaise frequently with your hotel or host in order to avoid any protests or gatherings.

Marsa Alam is in south-eastern Egypt. It is popualr for its quietness, it can be a perfect resort for relaxation seekers.


Marsa Alam becomes one of the famous holiday destination after the opening of Marsa Alam International Airport in 2011. The warm climate and the moderate current helps Marsa Alam to be one of the best diving and snorkeling destinations overlooking the Red Sea.

Get in[edit]

By Plane

Marsa Alam International Airport

By Bus

You can reach it by bus wherther from Cairo, Luxor, or Hurghada.

By Car

You can reach it from Cairo, Giza, or Alexandria, but it would take more than 10 hours driving. You can also reach it from Hurghada or Luxor, but it would take less time.

Get around[edit]

By Taxi

You would be able to transport using the taxi.

By Bus

You can transport by bus, but it is preferred to be set by your hotel or host.

See[edit][add listing]

Emerald Mines

Temple of Seti I at Khanais

Do[edit][add listing]


Elphinstone Reef and Dolphin House are the most worth-visiting diving sites.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Iberotel Coraya Beach (Marsa Alam), Madinat Coraya, km 67 Al Quseir, Marsa Alam Road, Red Sea, Egypt, +20-(0) 65 3750 000 (), [1].  edit
  • Iberotel Lamaya Resort (Marsa Alam), Madinat Coraya, km 67 Al Quseir, Marsa Alam Road, Red Sea, Egypt, +20-(0) 65 3750 030. Iberotel Lamaya Resort is a beautiful five-star family hotel in Madinat Coraya at Marsa Alam. This all elegant inclusive resort overlooks a peaceful and unspoiled private bay that allows easy access to the water and many excellent snorkeling and diving sites.  edit


Get out[edit]

This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!



Destination Docents

In other languages