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Although Egypt is internationally renowned for its pyramids and archaeological sites, there are certainly many more delights to be discovered. Sharm El Sheikh serves as an example; a coastal city between the Red Sea and Mount Sinai, it has become a world tourist centre in its own right, particularly for diving enthusiasts. From Barceló Hotels & Resorts in Sharm El Sheikh, taking part in this sport means taking full advantage of the area’s character.

Sharm El Sheikh under water

The town started out as a small fishing village, but thanks to its important and strategic location, it has gone on to become an important naval base. Today, it is one of Egypt’s most appealing travel destinations, mainly thanks to its beaches and impressive sea beds.


Staying at Barceló Hotels & Resorts in Sharm El Sheikh is a guaranteed way to enjoy the many delights in the area. In addition to the coral cliffs and large variety of colourful fish, diving alongside the SS Thistlegorm, a British merchant vessel shipwrecked in 1941 which still retains much of its cargo, including trucks and motorcycles, makes for an incredible experience.

The hustle and bustle of Sharm El Sheik above-ground

However, not everything in this coastal town goes on under water. Due to its location, Barceló Hotels & Resorts in Sharm El Sheikh finds itself in the perfect location for you to take a trip to the desert or visit Ras Mohammad National Park.


The town offers everything that any traveller could possibly need to submerge themselves into the local pace of life. In the Soho area, there are restaurants offering European food as well as big-name shops. But there is nothing like the traditional markets, where Egyptians demonstrate their heritage of skilled tradesmanship. After sunset, the area becomes a night life hotspot.


The land of the Pyramids is an eternal place. Discover it from Barceló Hotel Group's hotels in Egypt.