Useful information about the resort of Mersa Matruh
Mersa Matruh is one of the oldest cities in Egypt. They say that Cleopatra once loved to enjoy its beauties. It is located in a large bay on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, about 240 km from Alexandria and 500 km from Cairo. Mersa Matruh boasts white sandy beaches, clear azure waters and a mild climate. He is called the Egyptian Maldives, and he is completely unlike Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh. We decided to share with you useful information about this resort. As always, our site has many tours to Egypt!
Weather in the resort Mersa Matruh
Mersa Matruh is governed by a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and warm, comfortable summers. It is reliably protected from a strong wind by a chain of rocks. From December to February, the thermometer rises to +17 ° C … + 19 ° C during the day, and drops to +9 ° C at night. The water temperature at this time does not exceed +16 ° C.
In March and April, the daytime temperature rises to +23 ° C, and the nighttime temperature to +13 ° C. In May, the air warms up to +26 ° C, and the water reaches +20 ° C and the beach season begins.
From June to August, the thermometer shows +25 ° C … + 30 ° C. The nights get warm (+19 ° C … + 21 ° C). Water heats up to +26 ° C. Summer and the first 2 months of autumn are the best time to relax in Mersa Matruh. In September and October, the average daytime temperatures range between +26 ° C … + 29 ° C, and nighttime temperatures +18 ° C … + 20 ° C. The sea temperature is kept at +24 ° C … + 25 ° C. In November it gets cooler (+15 ° C at night and +21 ° C … + 23 ° C during the day) and the water cools down to +20 ° C.
Beaches and hotels of Mersa Matruh
This resort meets the European level of service and beaches, which are among the five most beautiful in Egypt. You should definitely visit Agiba beach with its grottoes, caves, white sand and clear water. Lovers of secluded relaxation will love the beaches of Graham and Haram. The latter is located 17 km from the city and is considered a very romantic place. Cleopatra’s baths are located 7 km from the resort in a small bay. Here you can not only swim and sunbathe, but also see how the water changes color from blue to piercing turquoise. Beach activities include snorkelling, banana and water skiing, boat trips and diving to sunken ships.
In Mersa Matruh, Europeans and the Egyptians themselves like to relax and this is another proof that he is worthy of attention. Clean sand, a smooth set of depth, the absence of stones, corals and high waves make this resort ideal for trips with children.
The hotels of the city are distinguished by a calm atmosphere, a large green area and less active animation than in Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh. Hotel Caesar Bay Resort 5 * on Agiba Beach offers luxurious spa programs, bright and spacious rooms, secluded villas, a panoramic pool and a well-equipped playground. Carols Beau Rivage Matrouh 5 * on a quiet and shallow Ubaya beach will please you with a wide range of entertainment, a terrace with sea views and chic oriental-style rooms. In Almazino 4 * with its snow-white villas, you get the feeling that you are not in Egypt, but in Greece. Jaz Almaza 5 * has a comfortable mini-club, four pools and offers European-style rooms. There are many hotels, bars and restaurants in Mersa Matruh, and you are sure to find the ones you like.
Attractions, excursions and entertainment
The ranking of interesting places in the resort is headed by the ruins of the fort and the temple of Ramses II, the Rommel Museum and Cleopatra’s baths. The museum is located 3 km from the resort in the catacombs dug during the war. The ruins of the fort and the temple await you 24 km from Mersa Matruh. We already mentioned the baths and they are also worth a visit. The town itself is very beautiful and perfectly illustrates the flavor of life in northern Egypt. You can ride a bicycle through its streets, and then go to a traditional restaurant or bar with a hookah and a delicious menu. Shopping lovers will love the local markets with African cotton, fragrant oriental perfumes, jewelry and gizmos of amazing handmade.
After exploring all the beauties of Mersa Matruh, you can wave to Alexandria with its unique and rich history (about 3.5 hours drive), the noisy and contrasting Cairo with its pyramids (4.5 hours) or to the Siwa oasis, which is called a piece of authentic Egypt ( just over 3 hours). An excursion to Siwa includes a visit to the sandy city of the 12th century, the Mountains of the dead with 700 tombs and the ancient temple of Amun. And you can arrange a sortie into the desert and do sandboarding.
The nuances that you need to know when going to Mersa Matruh
In Mersa Matruh there are Muslim foundations. Therefore, do not drink alcohol outside of hotels, restaurants and bars. Noisy behavior in public places is also not welcome.
Public transportation in the city is usually crowded.