There’s more to Eilat than just beaches and entertainment. Whether you decide to take yourself camping outside of the city or just go for a brief excursion in the wild - whether it’s hiking, biking or a jeep tour - the area outside of Eilat can surprise you. The almost year-long warm weather (Eilat is the hottest spot in Israel, literally), the desert stretching out to the north of Eilat on one side and the Red Sea on the other, creates a truly unique environment.
Although it is mostly a desert, the rocky terrain invites the more adventurous for a climbing expedition. The mountains of Eilat are marked as a nature reserve, both for its flora and fauna - a car ride around Eilat might even feature a surprising encounter with a deer (so drive slowly). Outside Eilat are also found saline pools that are inhabited by water birds such as ducks, flamingos and many other species indigenous to Israel.