Safaga is an Egyptian city on the Red Sea coast, it is located 53 km south of Hurghada. It is a small port and contains many tourist villages, it is specialized in diving courses and fishing competitions and is full of many world famous fish restaurants, its waters are specialized in black sand with special characteristics and are used medically in some cases. Its distinctive beaches make it a suitable place for skiing.
Most of the hotels in Port Safaga organize excursions to Mons Claudianus, and also to Mons Porphyrites north of Hurghada, where the Romans extracted porphyry, the rare white and purple crystalline marble often used to create sarcophagi.
The climatic conditions of Port Safaga are ideal for windsurfing, but few tourists are visiting the city, especially the most passionate divers interested in underwater landscapes which in this area are of exceptional beauty.
Safaga was previously a seaport connected to a regular shuttle service line, and the coastal city was established between 282 B.C and 268 B.C. The city of Safaga is considered one of the most important medical tourism centres, as this medical research has proven. This has attracted international tourism to the port of Safaga.
Safaga is characterized by its wonderful and distinguished weather, where it is It was the host of the 1993 Red Sea World Windsurfing Championships
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