Situated on the Red Sea, Hurghada lies 395km south of Suez, and is noted for its magnificent summer and winter climate. The clarity of the water made it an attractive tourist centre especially for divers and practising water sports because of the worldwide fame of its coral reefs and rare marine life. Visitors can watch the exquisite underwater marine life through well-equipped glass bottom boats and submarines. Hurghada has a large number of hotels and tourist resorts of different categories, as well as well-equipped diving centres offering facilities for aquatic sports, in addition to restaurants and bazaars. There is also the aquarium which houses wonderful marine species. National and international fishing contests are held in Hurghada. It is connected with Luxor by road - Safaga/Qena/Luxor. Daily sightseeing tours to Luxor can be arranged. A hydrofoil/ferry service connects Hurghada with Sharm El-Sheikh at the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula, the journey takes 90 minutes.