As the capital resort city on the shores of the Red Sea, Eilat has a variety of attractions and activities to offer, for all types of visitors. From the variety of things to do in Eilat, you can find activities for the whole family, tours for nature lovers, water and extreme sports, scuba diving and more.
The oldest and most popular tourist attractions in the city include, among others, the Dolphin Reef - which is perfect for family fun. In The Dolphin Reef you can enjoy diving or swimming with dolphins, as well as watching special performances held by the experienced dolphin reef trainers. The site also houses a beautiful beach and beachfront restaurant. Another famous tourist attraction is the underwater observatory, where you can experience the rich and magnificent underwater world of Eilat in a whole new way.
Eilat main tourist attractions can be divided into two main categories: the sea and the desert.
The Red Sea in Eilat is highly renowned and an attraction in itself, but besides lounging in one of the city's many beaches, in front of the stunning scenery, you can enjoy scuba diving with one of Eilat's many prestigious diving clubs, or just snorkel freely through the spectacular coral reefs and underwater wildlife, an amazing and unique experience that will leave you craving more. Adrenaline enthusiasts can also enjoy a variety of water sports like water skiing, kite surfing, tubing, jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing and more.
North of the city lies the southern Arava, a region of breathtaking desert vistas, and one of the most recommended areas to visit in the country, where you can feel the vast expanses and hike steep cliffs, valleys, streams and more.
The colorful and stunning mountains of the Eilat area, besides contributing to the city's breathtaking view, will provide all nature lovers with an unforgettable experience. There are a variety of routes and sites to visit and enjoy by hiking, bicycling, driving, camel riding and even rock climbing or rappelling down cliffs for the extreme sports enthusiasts. Some of the most famous and recommended sites to visit are: Timna Park, Amram Columns, the Red Canyon and Mount Solomon.