El Gouna had started as one man’s search to find the most beautiful spot on the seaside to build a house and small boat jetty.
Twenty five years ago Samih Sawiris, chairman of Orascom Development, El Gouna’s parent company, found that beautiful spot, conveniently located just north of Hurghada on the west coast of the Red Sea.
It wasn’t long before Sawiris’ friends, struck by the splendor of the azure waters and dramatic backdrop of mountains, asked to join him, and the town slowly blossomed into the vibrant community that it is today.
A self-contained town on the beautiful Red Sea coast, El Gouna offers an unrivaled lifestyle.
Built on 10 km of beach with 17 spectacular hotels, the town of 24,000 residents spreads across islands and lagoons. Boasting a superb infrastructure and excellent services, the destination is a short flight from Europe.
El Gouna is immaculately maintained and offers a wide variety of activities, entertainment options, world-class cuisine, and exciting nightlife.
Located 25 kilometers north of Hurghada, El Gouna is only a 4-hour flight from Europe’s major capitals.
At El Gouna, sandy beaches and the ideal temperatures welcome visitors all year round.
Several major airline carriers operate weekly flights to Hurghada International Airport and El GounaRead more
Good access to Egypt’s many natural wonders, historical sites, archeological treasures, ancient temples and the pyramids of CairoRead more
The town is home to a creative and diverse community of entrepreneurs, artists, environmentalists, sports enthusiasts and familiesRead more
These prestigious awards are bestowed around the world by Green Globe International. Currently, all hotels in El Gouna have received Green GlobesRead more