If you prefer more active sport than swimming or diving there are some activities here for you .
You can enjoy speed boats , jet ski , ski surfing , pedal boats and many more.
You can ask on every hotel for those places but you can't miss them if you will walk around the beaches.
On Eilat you will find beautiful beaches that you can swim.
Some of the beaches are for the hotels costumers and some for the public.
There are something like 20 beaches around the city.
On most of the beaches you will find parasols and deck chairs for free if it your hotel's beach (free for the costumers of the hotel).
Equipment: Bathing suit , towel , sun cream , a lot of water , hat.
Eilat is located on a desert-like area, with mountains around.
A nice way to enjoy the desert is by riding a camel , a very unique way to explroe the area.
There are a few places that can help you enjoy the area this way.
try to check those sites for more details :
Eilat is sorrounded with beautiful mountains and landscapes.
A great option is to walk around the city and see the beautiful mountains.
There are places for hiking with families and of course for pro's.
Equipment: Good shoes , a lot of water , hat , map of the area , cell phone that you will be able to call if you have a problem , Sun cream.
Tal, our daughter, had just gotten her driving liscense 10 days before our trip down to Eilat, so we let her drive the entire 220 kilometers from Arad to Eilat...but we had a surprise for her, we arranged to do a ATV or Quad trip out into the desert and SHE WOULD DRIVE...this would not only be her first time driving a ATV, but also her first time in the desert...needless to say she was overjoyed at the surprise. You can see how brave her father is also, he staunchly volunteered to ride with her (yes that IDIOT is ME ;o)))
But seriously she is a good driver and I enjoyed the ride, even if a bit wild. I spoke with the guide and after he found out that it was her first trip, he took us on a few "extra" wild spots. I am proud to say that only at the first steep, side sloped and messed up uphill, did she stop and ask "Do we go up that???"...I just asked her "did the guide go up??", Tal said "yes he did", SO GO...and she did very, very well. You can also see in the last picture one of the desert denizens who stopped to see how Tal drove.
Wind surfing is one of the most popular sports in Eilat, there is a pretty constant wind coming from the south which blows parralell to the beach...here you can see our friend Giora trying out the waves and wind. Sorry about the poor quality the photo was taken when he was at a distance of several hundred meters from us.
This is not kayaking, nor canoeing and it is not sailing or boating by any means, and of course it is not surfing or rafting, so where do you put "banana boating"???, good question.
Well it is simple you get on this inflated banana (or whatever else you might think it reminds you of), you have hand holds and places to put your feet on the side..this whole contraption is connected to a power boat...yes you can guess where this is "going"...they rev up that power boat and pull you out into open ocean, speeding, swerving, jogging and looping back over their wake and just in general trying to make you fall off...fun !!!! (as you might or might not notice I am sitting at a stratigic place in the middle that way if we fall off, I fall on something soft, yes you got it, another person ^O^ )
YEP, thats me, the biggest bird in Eilat, it is such an exhillirating feeling to be floating there in the air with no motor or plane "strapped" to your back, just you and your funny suit...
They accomplish this by use of an enormous fan under you..that huge donut shaped yellow pad that you see is to save you from your blunders and in the center where the instructor is standing is a large grid through which the fan blows...they control the speed and strength according to your body weight. As you become better they increase the speed and you fly higher...many of the very good "fliers" rise up above the surrounding walls and you can see from outside the building suddenly a body "floating" overhead....
Well if you cannot call flying like a bird an extreme sport, then at least you can call the costume you dress up in to be ABLE to do it an extreme costume, you look sort of like a court jester from King Arthur...
But you don't feel quite as silly as you look because everybody looks as silly as you do. We are in the flying arena itself, you sit around the edges and receive your last instructions and your last rites (no only kidding).
In Eilat there is a curious round building not to far from the Jordanian border...it is called the Airodium..here you learn to fly like a bird..a rather HEAVY bird in my case, but a bird nevertheless...this is the class where they teach you how to do it.
In Eilat, that is a becah resort there are many becah activities. you can Rent boats a go for small trips, there are also motor boats you can rent that are much more fun. IF there is a wind you can surf and another common activity is diving.
Equipment: You can bring from home or you can rent it.
in Many of Eilat beaches you find most kind of water sports you think of. Normally its in the central beaches unless if you want to dive then most of the diving schools and clubs are in the southern beaches.
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You can ride horse or camel in the desert, I did not trust the camel so I thought better will be to ride on the horse, here we had a nice horse riding in the desert
One of the great thinks to do while spending time on the beach !!!!! if you havent tried that you have a chance while you're in Eilat !
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