The Aqaba region is located between the mountains and the sea, it is an exceptional region in southern Jordan , characterized by its wonderful beaches and a marine environment of enormous world fame. Discover all the beauty of Aqaba and have an unforgettable experience diving through the waters of the Red Sea.
Among the many hidden treasures in Jordan we find the beautiful region of Aqaba, which is part of a gulf that has become one of the best known tourist places in Jordan. It is the main drive for lovers of marine fauna , being the destination of choice for all lovers of diving . The warm and crystalline waters of Aqaba, with temperatures ranging between 22 and 28 degrees, are the ideal environment to enjoy diving , thanks to the natural colors of this environment.
Coral reefs are usually found less than 100 meters from the coast, noted for the rich tropical fish that swim among them. In general, every area stands out for the large number of diving sites located a few meters from the shore, since the bottom of the Gulf of Aqaba is an underwater gorge that falls to the depths a short distance away. But the thing does not end here, in Aqaba it is also possible to take night diving excursions where you can admire the marine creatures that take advantage of those hours to go for a walk. Because it is an exceptional place for this sport, Aqaba has several diving centers where you can find a team to fully enjoy the bottom of the sea.
In addition, there are other activities and water sports available, thanks to the marine park . Another alternative to get distracted is to take a ride on the typical glass-bottomed boats. It is a good opportunity to see the city from the sea, while contemplating the coral reefs and the animals that populate those warm waters.
In Aqaba it is also possible to enjoy a rich commercial life . Most of the shops are located on the main street of the city where local merchants will treat you to tea and offer you Jordanian products. Its gastronomy is something that you should also taste.
On the other hand, one of the main historical sites of Aqaba is the Mamluk fort which was originally a Crusader castle rebuilt by the Mamluks in the 16th century. Jordan is a city of spectacular growth in recent years, it offers a crystalline sea, a radiant sun and good weather all year round , as well as a wide range of activities for any self-respecting tourist to set foot on its lands.