History and art are two great attractions for our agency’s clients. Also the natural, wild and unspoiled landscapes. And of course, the local popular culture, where handicrafts and gastronomy play a fundamental role. However, there are also many who travel with us to enjoy vacations at sea. And so, in this post we show you 7 great sun and beach destinations in the Middle East and North Africa, which is the geographical region in which Mandala Tours works mainly.
Morocco has more than 3,000 km of coastline on the Atlantic coast. In its southern sector, where the climate is warm practically all year round, this city has been oriented towards sun and beach tourism since the 1960s, when an earthquake devastated the city and forced a reorientation of activity towards this sector. In addition to its wide beaches, the sea breeze and the waves that form in the surrounding area also make it interesting for surf lovers.
This city also symbolizes Morocco’s commitment to sun and beach tourism, but in this case on the Mediterranean coast. Almost on the border with Algeria is located this city, which benefits from the existence of a very long sandy area, which extends for several kilometers in a straight line. Although many Moroccans from the area spend their summers here, the new resorts are mainly used by foreign tourists.
It is a great sun and beach destination on Egypt’s Red Sea, in this case on the mainland coast. Among its attractions are not only its beaches and resorts, but also its diving spots, as this coastline is one of the best in the world for diving at all levels: from snorkeling along the shore to deeper points with coral reefs and sunken wrecks. In addition, from here you can make excursions into the desert or to the idyllic Giftun Islands.
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
It is one of the major sun and beach destinations in the Middle East and North Africa, as in fact it straddles both areas: in the south of the Sinai Peninsula, in the middle of the Egyptian Red Sea. It recently hosted the COP27 (Climate Change Conference), which also demonstrates its enormous capacity for MICE tourism. For diving enthusiasts, Ras Muhammad National Park is a true underwater paradise.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Of all the sun and beach destinations in the Middle East, this is probably the most cosmopolitan in character. This is precisely how it is in this city of Israel, which has urban beaches equipped with all services and where you can enjoy sports activities for all tastes: from jet skis to beach volleyball and sailing.
Also located on the Red Sea, in this case on the Gulf of Aqaba, this Jordanian city has public beaches in the city and private beaches in the resorts that are distributed along the 26 km of coastline. For many, it is the final epilogue to a circuit that in the immediately preceding days passes through such emblematic places as Petra and Wadi Rum.
It is one of the best seaside destinations of the Aegean Sea in Turkey. Its indented and green coastline has led to the emergence of small fishing villages such as Bodrum, which, despite the creation of numerous resorts, still retains a certain peaceful atmosphere that invites you to daydream.
And the good news is that Mandala Tours works in all these sun and beach destinations in the Middle East and North Africa, so if you are planning to travel to any of them, you can contact our headquarters in each country to organize a trip to rest… and to remember.