This southern seaport town on the Gulf of Aqaba provides Jordan's only access to the sea. It's an ancient city, with local excavations producing finds that date back to the fourth century BC. Today's visitors go there primarily for a beach holiday in the midst of scenic mountainous desert landscape and relatively inexpensive scuba diving (there are several dive centers in town). Others can enjoy deep-sea fishing and snorkeling (the Red Sea is noted for its abundance—and variety—of coral). Boat t... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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