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​El Gouna

An Egpytian tourist resort location 20km north of Hurghada. Situated on the Red Sea Riviera, the warm climate year-round makes it a great place for winter sun, where kitesurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and SUP are some of the popular sports to practice.

Activities

The UCPA centre at El Gouna is a great place for learning or improving your sea sports in great weather, even during winter! As a specialist centre for scuba diving and kitesurfing, you can be well accommodated regardless of your level or experience. But if you fancy just relaxing, there is a fantastic infinity pool by the sea where you can put your feet up.

There is so much choice when it comes to scuba diving in El Gouna. From deep walls to shallow reefs, there is something for all levels. There are some amazing dives in the wreck graveyard of Sha'ab Abu Nuhas, drift dives and even the chance to dive surrounded by dolphins! 

The best season to travel to El Gouna for Kitesurfing is from April to October. It is a great destination for beginner to intermediate kitesurfers with extremley flat waters, regular wind and beautiful settings being in the Red Sea with mountains in the backdrop. 

UCPA offer an amazing multi sports course which gives you the opportunity to give everything a go; Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, S.U.P, Wake Boarding, and a Desert Excursion. This is a true multi activity week in the sun!

Local Town

A purpose-built resort town because of its natural beauty and unique climate, El Gouna is a modern town which holds on to its Egyptian heritage. Continuing the town’s aim of being a zero-waste town, and pursuing the objective of being carbon neutral, El Gouna is the perfect destination for the eco-conscious traveller.

There are amazing restaurants, lively nightlife, beautiful beaches, exhilarating water sports and epic excursions. If you want to spirit of Eygypt with a lot less chaos, El Gouna is the perfect destination.

El Gouna is famous for it's two 18-hole championship golf courses that you can enjoy all year round. The backdrop of the mountains and endless sea views make it an unforgettable round. 

UCPA Centre

Instead of having a purpose built UCPA centre, in El Gouna UCPA use the Dawar El Omda Hotel. It is located about 22km from Hurghada and just a 20minute walk from El Gouna centre. Overlooking the Red Sea, this 4 star complex has a private beach on Zeytona Island. Shuttle services to this beach are avilable to guests staying at the hotel. 

Rooms are stylishly designed for two persons and are en-suite, with a small private balconies to enjoy the views of the Red Sea. The infinity pool and sauna are a great place to relax after a day of sport, or to spend your free time when you have a day off from sport. If you want to explore in the evening, there are some bars and restaurants just a few minutes walk away.

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Testimonials

  • All UCPAs are very friendly and sociable. The bar and dining areas are open with big tables, encouraging people to sit together and get to know each other. This makes it very easy as a solo traveller.
    Anna R
  • Alongside the excellent equipment, lessons, food and accommodation, the thing that brings me back year on year is the atmosphere, as made by the people who go to UCPA.
    Elliot B
  • Action Outdoors set up a personal group page and as a group leader, I did’t have to worry about taking everyone’s payments. Each group member is responsible to pay their own way through the group page directly to Action Outdoors. Win!
    Asim A
  • There is always such a friendly and open atmosphere and the nights provide a great opportunity to meet new people. Making new friends from all over the world is a virtual certainty and for me personally, this was the...
    Richard J
  • Imagine moules mariniereier, steak (cooked how you like it) and paella just to name a few options during our week and you get a picture of how well fed you will be at UCPA.
    Elliot B
  • The UCPA has its own bar which is slightly cheaper than anywhere else in the resort. It has a pool table, comfy seats and a good atmosphere. 
    Ron H
  • The food is great and there is tons of it from breakfast, lunch, snack time (after your day on the slopes) and dinner in the evening. My favourite meal this year was on the Thursday evening when it was...
    Peter E
  • There is always a range of ages, nationalities, mixtures of solo travellers, couples, groups etc.  We have booked as a group of 6, a group of 36 (no joke) and even just me and my boyfriend – it works for all.
    Anna R