Why is Eilat so appreciated? Because it’s a city where history and playful activities come together. Let’s find out more!
The first thing to say is about the climate. In Eilat, the sun shines 352 days a year, the temperatures are typical of subtropical climates and the Red Sea water is alway warm.
In short, this town is the perfect for those who love the sea!
During a holiday in Eilat, you should definitely spend most of your time on the beach. Wow, the colors of the Red Sea are so incredible!
There are several beaches around Eilat. Some are more crowded and trendy, others are quiet and secluded. Choose the one you prefer.
However, even if you prefer the quieter ones, give e chance to Eilat Marina beach. This is one of the most popular beaches and there you can find the beautiful tropical sea and an intense nightlife.
If you love dolphins, you cannot miss the Dolphin Reef, one of Eilat’s major attractions.
The Dolphin Reef includes a stretch of beach where you can swim with the dolphins. It is not a water park with trained animals. On the contrary, the animals are free. Therefore, swimming with them can be a touching and unforgettable experience.
Dolphin Reef is a great experience for children as well.
The Red Sea is one of the best destinations for diving and snorkeling.
This is due to the fact that there are plenty of colorful coral and exotic fish. In addition, the water temperature is always favorable and the visibility is excellent.
At the Dolphin Reef there is also a Diving Center which organizes dives in all the diving sites of Eilat.
Another interesting spot for diving and snorkeling is the Coral Beach Natural Reserve. This is Eilat’s coral reef and it is more than 1 km long.
If you don’t like to swim but you want to observe the marine life and the coral under the Red Sea, visit the Underwater Observatory Marine Park. There you’ll find turtles, stingrays, and even a shark pool!
However, the main attraction is the Observatory itself, located in the middle of the sea at a depth of 12 meters. From there, you can discover the underwater world without getting wet!
Tired of the beach? Explore the desert!
It doesn’t take much: you just need to step outside the center of Eilat and the Negev Desert is there waiting for you!
You can explore it on a camel or an off-road vehicle. In any case, it hides several sites that are worth visiting. For example, the Timna Park where are the ancient King Solomon’s mine and numerous trekking paths.
One of the best things about the desert is the color. You will be amazed at how many shades of red, pink, yellow and orange exist! These colors change constantly, depending on the time of day and the composition of the terrain. And to make them even more incredible is the contrast with the blue of the sky, so intense that it seems fake.