Hurghada stretches for about 36 km along the Red Sea in Egypt. It is a main tourist center and second largest city in Egypt. Until a few years ago Hurghada was a small fishing village. Today Hurghada counts 250 000 inhabitants and it is divided into three parts: Downtown (the old part), Sekalla (city center), and El Memsha (modern part). Hurghada is well known for its dramatic landscape, dry warm climate and natural beaches. The water is so clear and calm for most of the year and have become popular for various water sports, particularly recreational scuba diving and snorkelling.
You’ll want to get familiar with the public transport system so that you can travel freely up and down the coast along the Red Sea. Taking a bus will also make you feel like you truly roughing it, as most tourists will not take the buses. There are special airport buses that take you to and from the Cairo airport. These buses are very different than the city buses, because they are air conditioned and quiet. To get between the cities, a taxi is a good way to travel. The private transfer service is fast, safe and efficient.