The City Of Eilat
Eilat is the southernmost city in Israel, and it is located on the Red Sea’s shores. The combination of hot weather all year round, hotels of all levels and styles, many attractions, and the Red Sea, will make your trip to Eilat unique. You can reach Eilat with a short flight from Ben-Gurion Airport. The flight lasts only about an hour from Tel Aviv. Also, for those interested in a trip on the road, you can reach the city by car and bus.
Red Sea Beaches And Marine Attractions
The Red Sea is an intercontinental sea with a rich ecosystem, hosting more than 1,200 different fish and coral reefs that stretch for thousands of miles. Artificially with the help of the Suez Canal, the Red Sea connects to the Mediterranean Sea. There are Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Sudan, the Republic of Djibouti, Eritrea, and the State of Israel on the Red Sea’s shores. The Israeli Red Sea coastline is short but full of beauty. Besides the Red Sea, there are other tourist locations:
- The ‘Coral Coast Nature Reserve‘ is the only coral reef in Israel’s territories, which is also the world’s northernmost coral reef. The length of the reef is only 1.2 km. The biodiversity is unique and impressive thanks to the high water salinity and the Red Sea’s calm. Additionally, the Coral Coast Reserve is a spectacular site for diving, snorkelling, and sea lovers’ attraction. The reserve also has a beach, bathing services and lookout points with unique beauty.
- Another impressive diving site is the Dolphin Reef where you can watch the favourite marine mammals. To enjoy the proximity of the dolphins, in their natural habitat, you can choose among two options: a guided swimming or a guided introductory dive; you must book them in advance. Dolphin Reef Beach is clean and tidy, with shade corners, shower chairs, and everything you need to spend your time at sea.
- The Underwater Observatory in Eilat is another way to experience the wonderful underwater world. You will be inside an aquarium together with a variety of marine animals. You can admire and observe them through a glass.
Beaches In Eilat
Eilat has a stunning ensemble of beaches for an extension of about 12 kilometres. Spending time on the Red Sea’s shores is one of the must-do activities when it comes to a vacation in Eilat. ‘Lighthouse Beach,’ ‘Mosh Beach,’ ‘Golden Beach,’ and ‘Dan Beach’ are other beaches worth to visit. Apart from comfortable and pleasant restaurants and seating areas, there are several water sports to experience, such as sap surfboards, parachutes, jet skis, tubing, and other activities on the shores of Eilat.
Natural Reserves Around Eilat
On the way to Eilat, there are natural reserves such as the Yotvata Wildlife Reserve, where you will see rare desert wildlife in their natural environment. In Timna Park, there are hiking trails, trails for off-road bikes, an outdoor camping complex, an adventurous action complex, natural geological resources, historical remains, and various activities adults families. Moreover, in the Eilat Mountains, at a short drive from the city, you can see the beauty of nature. Just remember that it is recommended to avoid hiking in the hottest hours of the day.