Located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, Eilat is a popular
holiday resort that boasts wonderfully warm temperatures that
seldom drop below 70°F (21°C). Many visitors travel to Eilat to
enjoy its fantastic diving and snorkeling opportunities in the Red
Sea, one of the world's most magnificent marine preserves. Brightly
coloured coral fish, moray eels and even manta rays can be seen,
while landlubbers will enjoy lazing on the beautiful beach and
splashing in the shallows.
A lesser-known activity in Eilat is bird-watching, as more than
one billion birds navigate between the Mediterranean coast and the
Jordan Mountains, making the area one of the best places to watch
migratory flight. The Timna Valley National Park is located just
north of Eilat and is a wonderful excursion for those wanting a day
in the desert on camel-back or by jeep, while the more active can
enjoy hiking in the desert mountains.
Transportation: The best way to travel is by plane from Tel Aviv;
otherwise, the journey time is approximately 4 hours by car from
either Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.