Eilat – Visitors Guide – Hotels, Attractions and More

Eilat, the most southern city in Israel, is situated by the red sea. But besides the beaches and water activities, you can find many additional attractions. Let’s begin exploring!




Eilat is located on the red sea’s shore, between Aqaba (Jordan) and Taba (Egypt).

Map of the area:

Two roads lead to this city, and they are #12 and #90. And the latter is far more popular. And in case you are using public transport, then taking a bus is your only option.


Let me start by saying that Israel is not a cheap country. And an average double room in Israel will cost about 880 NIS per night (see more data at Israel tourism statistics).

Depending on your budget, you can choose either a luxury or a cheap hotel. An even cheaper option would be renting an apartment. In the following widget, you can see the prices and availability of both hotels and flats.


And if you are visiting Eilat on a budget, then you can stay at a campsite. You can find the following campsites: Neot Midbar Eilat, Solomon River campground, Campingplatz, Elifaz, Timna Park, and Hai-Bar Yotvata Nature Reserve.


A drive from central Israel to Eilat takes about four hours. And many people, especially families with children, make at least one stop on the way. Thus, we will start by suggesting attractions on the way.

Attractions on the way

You can find the full list at 41 Attractions on the way to Eilat.

Note: recently, we visited Eilat during Hanukkah vacation. You can find additional details at Visiting Eilat During The Winter.

And now we will go through attractions which are located near Eilat and in the city. The attractions are divided by categories, and the most popular places are marked in bold.

Animal Attractions

Note: if you want to find additional info about animals and wildlife, check out Zoos and Aquariums in Israel‎.

Hikes and other activities

Attractions inside Eilat

Musical Fountain in Eilat
Musical Fountain in Eilat


  • Mosh Beach
  • Princess Beach
  • Migdalor Beach
  • Dekel Beach
  • Hananya Beach

Some beaches, like Hananya Beach, offer different water activities (like parasailing and banana boats).

Jordan and Egypt

Eilat has two border crossings. Many use the Israel – Jordan border crossing to get to the nearby city of Aqaba. And from there, it is only about a two-hour drive to Petra.

The Israel – Egypt border passage is also called the Taba crossing after the nearby city. And the city of Taba is a frequent vacation spot.


As you can see, Eilat offers various attractions. And whether you love animals, hiking, or want to hit the beach, Eilat got you covered. I hope this guide will help you plan your next vacation, and if you have any questions, leave a comment below.

What is your favorite attraction in the Eilat area? Tell us in the comments below.

That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!

Stay Tuned!


Additional Resources

Here are several resources that I created to help travelers: And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.  
Did not find what you were looking for? Leave a comment below, and I will do my best to answer your questions.

Lev Tsimbler

Lev from israel-in-photos.com. You can contact me at hi@israel-in-photos.com

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