Safaga, or Port Safaga (Bur Safaga) lies 65 km south of Hurghada
. It is a working port located 37 miles from Safaga with several
tourist villages specializing in diving holidays, a handful of
hotels and some excellent fish restaurants. Its unspoiled
beaches and stiff breezes made it the ideal venue for the 1993
World Windsurfing Championships.
Day trips to Tobia Island or
Mons Claudianus in the Red Sea Mountains can be arranged with
Safaga City is considered as one of the most important
therapeutic tourist centers as special medical researches have
proved the potential of attracting international tourism to Safaga. It combines treatment , by sea water, coral reef mud,
sun rays, sand, sulphur water and mine dust.
It heals psoriasis.
The most important diving places are:
Ras Abu Soma, Tobia Arba, Tobia Kebira, Tobia Soraya, Gamul Soghira, Panorama Reef,
Middle Reef, Abu Gafan, Shaab Shear, Wreck of Salem Express.