`En Boqeq Things to Do

  • Floating in the Dead Sea
    Floating in the Dead Sea
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  • Ein Bokek public beach
    Ein Bokek public beach
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    Ein Bokek, life giving water

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Take a look at the water and try to imagine yourself coming out of the hot and burning desert, from 50°C heat, searing down on you. All of a sudden you come upon the sound of WATER trickling over the rocks and then you SEE it. It is truly a sight.

    Ein Bokek, Nahal Bokek, Israel
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    Ein Bokek, peaceful green

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 19, 2003

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    As the small spring makes its way through the canyon green has grown here in the middle of the dry and parched desert. Once you leave the confines of the enclosed canyon you will find NO green, except where cultivated or at other sources of water.

    Ein Bokek, Israel
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    Ein Bokek, double watefall

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Here you can see the double waterfall where it splits into two small waterfalls. Here at this spot there is always shade, even during noontime by the overhanging rock.
    Thanks to Sharon for letting me have a copy of this photo she took.

    Ein Bokek, double waterfall, Israel
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    flowing on the Dead Sea

    by mindcrime Written Aug 9, 2014

    As a typical seaside hotel resort the main attraction here is the beach. The central part of the beach is the public one and has no entrance fee. We were there in October and wasn’t packed but still there were lots of visitors.

    Although it’s not impressive as a beach worth a visit because of the unique experience of swimming in the Dead Sea. If you don’t really know about it you can’t really swim here but actually float (the sea has really high salt density so it’s impossible to sink). Although weird it’s fun as long as you do slow moves (you really don’t want to have salt in your eyes as it will cause great pain) and follow some rules:
    -only float on your back, unfortunately many people get drown each year because they don’t follow the rule…
    -don’t jump or dive into the water and do not immerse your head
    -be aware of any cuts you have and avoid shaving for a few days before
    finally don’t stay inside for too long and don’t forget to take a shower when you get out of the water otherwise you will feel really uncomfortable after a while as the burning sensation will start to take over :)

    What most people do is to have their photo taken while reading a book or newspaper while floating on the water.

    Apart from the showers there are also restrooms, changing rooms and a lifeguard.

    Not much else to do here we went for shopping a iced coffee and a light snack before we take the bus to Jerusalem. If you stay longer you may want to check the Nature Reserve (free entrance) that has a nice path that lead up into the stream and watch small waterfalls, small water pools etc We did this in Ein Gedi the day before so we skipped this one. You can also check some roman ruins, mainly from an old roman fortress.

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  • Walk in water in the middle of the desert

    by grharan Written Jul 21, 2012

    Just across the street from the tourist complex of Ein Bokek is the amazing Ein Bokek nature reserve. Entrance to the reserve is free, there is no guard and no gate - just a trail marked in a black line between two white lines, which leads from the main Dead Sea highway straight into the stream.

    Imagine finding yourself in the middle of the desert, at the bottom of a barren canyon with steep walls, looking at a stream of water surrounded by a forest of desert plants. You can step right into the shallow stream and walk in the water up its course, past a small waterfall, to a larger waterfall and a quiet pool. The upper pool is deep enough for sitting and chilling out, but not large enough for swimming. The water is fresh, but not good enough for drinking, which probably saved it from being pumped away. The walk in the water is terrific, since the water is shallow - about ankle deep, knee deep at spots. The bottom of the stream is covered with a fine layer of gravel most of the way, a great fun to walk on, but there are some sections which require caution since they may be slippery. Naturally you need a pair of shoes which you can get wet, such as sneakers or sandals. Once you are out of the reserve, the shoes will dry pretty quickly in the desert air.

    If you are more adventurous, one section of the marked trail actually leaves the stream and climbs up the southern slope of the canyon, giving you a bird's eye view of the entire reserve, before sloping down back towards the stream. If you are curious about history, there are ruins of a 2,000 year old fortress, built by the Romans, above the entrance to the reserve. It is easily seen on the north slope near the entrance. If you come in the morning or the early afternoon there is a good chance to see wild ibex on the slopes.

    Trail in the water in the middle of the desert Trail markings on the rock on the left Bird's Eye view Upper pool and the double waterfall An ibex on the slope above the stream
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    Body Mud Mask at the Dead Sea - Ein Bokek

    by Vabate Written Nov 23, 2009

    One of my favourite things to do in Israel is to visit the Dead Sea Hotel District - Ein Bokek Public Beach. After floating in the Dead Sea, take a fresh water shower on the beach and apply mud. You can buy a 600gram package (enough for 2 people) in any of the Mall stores - I picked one with aloe for 15NIS (1 USD = 3.7NIS - October 2009). Stand in the sun until dry then take another dip in the sea and massage it off. What a great feeling!

    The beach is free, showers $, free bathroom in the Mall at the North end of beach, stores - Dead Sea products, beach wear for sale, restaurants, cafes, and ice cream shops. All the large hotels are within walking distance.

    From Jerusalem Central Bus Station, Bus Number 486 leaves at 8:30am arrives at 10:30am, return trip 76.50NIS (1USD = 3.7NIS October 2009). Return bus stop is in front of the Mall - catch the 5:23pm. Check www.egged.co.il for up-to-date bus schedules and fares using the Plan-A-Trip feature on the english website.

    Panoramic views on the way down overlooking the Dead Sea and Jordan on the West Side and the desert on the East, passing Ein Gedi National Park and Beach, Massada, and alternate day spas.

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    Should I take a swim in the Dead Sea ??

    by WStat Written Jun 9, 2008

    At first sight spa's at the Dead Sea's beaches look quite normal, like beaches always look.
    If you get closer, you will notice, that swimming is physically different to other places, as most people have to try hard to keep their balance. Once you get in, it is nearly impossible to move normally, as the high density of the saltwater prevents the body from achieving the necessary depth.
    You feel like moving in a thick, salty soup, your skin hurts from the high concentration, but slowly adapts step by step.
    As long as one is not forced to get in, I'd recommend, to stay away of this pastime !

    En Boqeq beach
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    Ein Bokek, the stairs

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Here are those stairs again, but without my "model".... The pool just below here is shaded by tamarisk trees and bamboo, a great place to rest a hot body.

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    Ein Bokek, Stacey, king of the waterfall

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Stacey decided to "conquer" the larger waterfall in the proud traditon of Sir Edmund Hillary to make the Queen proud....(it is about 5 meters high).

    Ein Bokek, Stacey on top, Israel
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    Ein Bokek, Tal and Sharon

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Thanks Sharon for sending me this pic of my two favorite girls, you and Tal. It was great to see you two having so much fun on this outing.

    Ein Bokek, Tal and Sharon, Israel
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    The Dead Sea

    by ophiro Written Jun 2, 2005

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    This is the lowest place on earth !
    400 meters below sea level full with minerals and salt.
    Very relaxing and the floating effect is a lot of fun.

    The Dead Sea

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