A tiny fishing village 130 km south of El-Quseir, Marsa Alam is a gem of the southern coast. The village is also a way station between the Nile Valley and the Red Sea since a road through the Eastern desert connects it to Edfu, 250 km to the west. The small harbour is nestled in a beautiful area where the coast is lined with rich mangrove swamps that encourage rich bird and marine life. These mangroves are protected and all new developments are supposed to be eco-conscious in order to ensure the preservation of the fragile environment. There is nowhere to stay in the town itself, and the coast north to El-Quseir is dotted with Disney-esque resorts that make an astonishing spectacle lit up at night. Independent travellers are usually heading south of Marsa Alam to one of the smaller camps at Tondoba Bay, Marsa Nakari, Wadi Lahami or Wadi Gimal.
Get the best info about sights, places to eat and sleep in Marsa Alam free to download!download free pdf