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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.

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.

UCPA Centre

Instead of having a purpose built UCPA centre, in El Gouna UCPA use the Dawar El Omda Hotel. Rooms are for two persons and are en-suite, with a small balcony or terrace. The infinity pool is 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

  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent.  Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon tea and cake and you can drink your own wine at dinner.
    Anna R
  • 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
  • The quality of the equipment is second to none and the ability to easily swap things over if they’re not quite right is so useful. 
    Amelia S
  • 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 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
  • There isn’t a part of UCPA that I don’t enjoy, it’s some of the best holidays I’ve had and going to have.
    Peter E
  • Describing the UCPA is difficult. Not because there is a lack of adjectives to adequately convey the amount of fun you’ll have while you are there, the friendliness of the instructors, the quality of the food...
    Mark D
  • 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