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Tourist Offices

Eilat Tourist Office

Address: , HaToren 3, Eilat,
Telephone: +972 8 630 9111
Opening times:

Sun-Thu 0830-1700; Fri 0800-1300.

Website: http://eilat.city/en

Helpful staff at the Tourist Office are ready to provide directions and free maps.

Tourist passes

There are no tourist passes at the moment.

Attractions

Underwater Observatory Marine Park

The many colours of Eilat are best enjoyed from the observatory six meters underwater. The marine park doesn’t have fences to keep the rich marine life in – the coral reef ecosystem is a natural home for them. Other key sights within the marine park include the Oceanarium (simulator) and a shark pool.

Address: , Highway 90, Eilat,
Telephone: +972 8 636 4200
Opening times:

Daily 0900-1600

Website: https://www.coralworld.co.il/en
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Dolphin Reef

This very laid-back attraction believes that dolphins should live in their natural environment with minimal human intervention. The school of bottlenose dolphins here are not trapped or contained, but simply enjoy swimming and diving alongside humans in their natural habitat. Within the venue, there are three relaxing pools and an ultra-chilled beach.

Address: , Highway 90, Eilat,
Telephone: +972 8 630 0111
Opening times:

Sun-Thu 0900-1700; Fri-Sat 0900-1630

Website: http://www.dolphinreef.co.il
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Coral Beach Nature Reserve

Spanning 1.2km, the coral reef runs parallel to the beach and offers excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities. Visitors can rent snorkelling equipment and explore the relatively shallow beach alone or with an instructor. There is a small admission fee which helps to maintain the nature reserve.

Address: , Highway 90, Eilat,
Telephone: +972 8 637 6829
Opening times:

Sat-Thu 0900-1800; Fri 0900-1700

Website: http://www.parks.org.il/en/
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: No
UNESCO: No

Eilat Mountains Nature Reserve

A wide expanse of rocky landscape with wild gazelles roaming freely, the area is criss-crossed with hiking trails. One of the most popular ones goes through the Red Canyon, which gets its name from the reddish colour of the sheer rock faces. You can also enjoy a long camel ride into the nature reserve (provided by Nachal Shlomo Camel Ranch) which takes you to a lookout point where you can see four countries (Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia) on a clear day.

Address: , Highway 12, Eilat,
Telephone:
Opening times:

Daily

Website:
Admission Fees:

No

Disabled Access: No
UNESCO: No

Eilat Ornithological Park

Eilat sits on a major bird migration route and twice a year, the city sees thousands of birds stopping to take advantage of the fresh water lakes and salt flats in Eilat, as they prepare to cross the Saharan desert. Get your binoculars ready to witness the spectacular flight of migratory birds such as black kites and steppe eagles. No admission fee, but guided tours are available for a fee.

Address: , Highway 90, Eilat,
Telephone: +972 50 767 1290
Opening times:

Daily 0600-1000 (spring and autumn)

Website: http://www.eilatbirds.com/en/
Admission Fees:

Free

Disabled Access: No
UNESCO: No

Eilat City Museum

This museum charts the transformation of Eilat from a remote outpost to a premier holiday destination on the Red Sea coast. Visitors can also learn about the fascinating fauna living in the desert, as well as sea the sea creatures that take up residence in Eilat’s coral-filled waters.

Address: , Yotam 2, Eilat,
Telephone: +972 8 634 0754
Opening times:

Mon-Thu 1000-2000; Fri 1000-1400; Sat 1200-2000

Website:
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: No
UNESCO: No

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Featured Hotels

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Royal Beach

This 364-room luxurious resort enjoys an exclusive spot overlooking the Red Sea. Facilities include three swimming pools, two saunas and a spa offering more than 70 body, health and beauty treatments. The dining options and nightly entertainment are superb too. Reserving a suite gives you access to the VIP lounge by the pool.

Isrotel Riviera Club

A relaxed 3-star hotel with all the touches of comfort. Reasonably-priced self-catering apartments with kitchenettes are the biggest draw, though studios are also available. The location is ideal, as the beach is only two minutes' walk away.

C Hotel

Right in the heart of Eilat amid a myriad of cafés and shops, this friendly hotel has 153 rooms in various sizes and offers good-value facilities such as two pools, a kid’s club and a wet sauna.

Comfort Hotel

This budget hotel is well-equipped with a swimming pool and a spa centre offering services from reflexology to deep-tissue massage. It is also just around the corner from the Central Bus Station, giving you quick access to local and regional bus services.

Dan Eilat Hotel

A leading hotel brand in Israel, Dan lives up to its reputation by providing five-star service, facilities and setting in Eilat. All 375 rooms have sea views and each room features a painting by Israeli artist Natan Yosef. Checking into a suite provides you with access to the VIP lounge on the 14th floor, where you can enjoy free food and drinks with unbeatable views across Eilat.

Aviv Motel

Located about 2km (1.2 miles) from the Marina, this motel is clean, comfortable and affordable. Accommodation ranges from standard rooms to suites with a kitchen. Other facilities include a swimming pool and free WiFi.