In recent times this small isolated fishing village has become a popular tourist resort thanks to its exceptionally blue waters, its intricale coral reef and its wide sandy beaches which stretch out from the feet of the desert mountains. Situated on the western coast of the Red Sea, and enclosed between the sea and the desert, Hurghada enjoys a wonderful climate all year round. One can enjoy a visit to its important marine museum. But the most surprising attraction is the Red Sea itself whose sea floor is populated by unique fauna and flora. The coral reef is inhabited by horny coral, devil fish, shells and colorful and extraordinarily shaped fish. Boat day trips are organized for snorkeling and diving. The coast line is set with new resorts such as el Gouna, Makadi Bay, Soma Bay, Safaga, el Quseir and Marsa Alam.