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Are you thinking of extending your stay in Israel? Great idea! There is SO much to do here! We’ve compiled a list of exciting and awesome things to do and see in Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city and home to some lovely beaches and resorts. Check out these awesome activities, gauranteed to give you the full Eilat experience!

1 Ice Space

This spectacular attraction is a world made of ice. There are exquisite sculptures and figurines, a fast slide that’s 18 meters long, and a “music wall” where the instruments are behind a wall of ice. Best of all, there’s a fully equipped bar made of ice! Be sure to book your group visit to what will surely be the highlight of your Eilat trip!

ice space in Eilat has sculptures and figurines made of ice


2 Dolphin Reef

The Dolphin reef in Eilat allows people to fulfill their childhood dream of swimming with dolphins! After a short briefing and fitting of equipment, your group will be guided to deep water where you can swim freely and observe the dolphins up close. One may even approach you! Get more information here.

The Dolphin reef in Eilat allows people to fulfill their childhood dream of swimming with dolphins


3 Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve

This special nature reserve is dedicated to breeding and fostering endangered desert animals, many of which are mentioned in the bible. There are spotted leopards among many other animals, and there’s a “dark-room” to observe nocturnal animals during the day.  Read more about it on the TripAdvisor page.

Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve is dedicated to fostering endangered animals that are mentioned in the bible


4 Musical Fountain

Located not far from the beach, this dancing water fountain will cool you off during the day and put on a show at night. The fountain includes 350 water jets and no fewer than 420 LED lights! Running through the water jets is a fun activity for the daytime, while at night people love to watch the fountain light up the city. Find exact location here.

Not far from the Eilat beach is a dancing water fountain that shoot jets and lights up at night


5 Snorkeling at Coral Beach

Hof Almog, or Coral Beach in English, is one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. Here you can get a guide and full equipment for snorkeling. This is Israel’s only coral reef, and features some of the brightest and most colorful fish and underwater plants you’ll ever see! Click here for more info.

Hof Almog, or Coral Beach, with its colorful fish and coral, is an ideal beach for snorkeling

We hope you enjoy your Eilat adventure with these awesome activities, including some beach, some nature, and a whole lot of sunshine. Tell us about your experience in the comments below!




Shira Koenigsberg
Shira Koenigsberg
Shira is American-Israeli and currently lives in Jerusalem. She enjoys yoga, red wine, and good books. Her literary influences include JK Rowling, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bob Dylan, and Dr Seuss.

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