When in Israel, a journey south to the Red Sea city of Eilat is a worthy addition to your itinerary. Eilat is a duty-free shopper’s paradise, scuba-diver’s playground, and adventure-seeker’s delight! Venture there just for the day or an entire weekend to soak up the sun, play with the dolphins, and hop on a day tour to explore Jordan or Egypt! With so many options to choose from, here are our favorite things to do in Eilat!
People flock to Eilat just to dive. Coral Beach is one of the most popular diving spots in Eilat, if not the world! With magnificent reefs protected by the National Parks Authority, Eilat invites divers of all levels to explore the captivating underwater-world. Whether you’re an experienced diver or novice guppy, this is the place to go!
Diving gets all the attention, but Eilat offers the full-range of water-sports for adrenaline-lovers. From surfing to sailing, and everything in between, Eilat has you covered. Head to South Beach for an action packed day at sea – you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here.
If diving isn’t for you but you’re still curious about aquatic life, Eilat’s Underwater Observatory is your scene! The underwater marine park allows you to peak at what lies beneath the water – without getting wet! Alternatively, take a glass-bottom boat out for a couple of hours for an up-close-and-personal experience.
At Eilat’s south beach, the Dolphin Reef, you can swim with the dolphins, or just admire them from the shore. The reef is not just aimed at tourism – the dolphins are rescued and protected in this playful haven.
Nestled alongside the desert, Eilat offers a fantastic opportunity for you to take an excursion there. The Eilat Mountains Nature Reserve has spectacular desert routes, while general trails in the area follow ancient trading routes and the Great Rift Valley. You can explore the arid land with a guide on foot, in a jeep, or even by camel!
Day-trip to Jordan or Egypt
Don’t just admire the scenic views of Jordan and Egypt as you relax along the Red Sea! While there, take advantage of the close proximity and hop on a day trip to Petra or Cairo! With daily departures available, it’s never been easier to explore so many world wonders within a single weekend! But we’re just getting started – read about more things to do in Eilat here.