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UCPA El Gouna

Instead of having a purpose built UCPA centre, in El Gouna UCPA use the Dawar El Omda Hotel. It is located about 22km from Hurghada and just a 20minute walk from El Gouna centre. Overlooking the Red Sea, this 4 star complex has a private beach on Zeytona Island. Shuttle services to this beach are avilable to guests staying at the hotel.

Rooms are stylishly designed for two persons and are en-suite, with a small private balconies to enjoy the views of the Red Sea. The infinity pool and sauna are a great place to relax after a day of sport, or to spend your free time when you have a day off from sport. If you want to explore in the evening, there are some bars and restaurants just a few minutes walk away.

Rooms

  • Rooms are twin or double
  • Rooms are en suite with a small private terrace or balcony

Dining

  • Breakfast is an international style buffet served in the hotel. 
  • Lunch depends where you are and what you are doing! If you are scuba diving, it is prepared on the boat (usually by a Chef). If you are kite surfing then lunch is provided in the kite school restaurant. 
  • Dinner is either in the hotel or in other restaurants in the local area which the centre has partnerships with.

Entertainment

Evening entertainment is slightly more limited at El Gouna than other UCPA centres, but there can be Arabic lessons and presentations on local culture. However please note these can vary in availability week to week.

Difference to 'standard' UCPA trips

UCPA Planete, worldwide resorts, is a product that has been created by UCPA, but as they are not hosted in UCPA specific centres so they can be very different.

  • Trips are usually hosted by a hotel, so you will not neccesarily be sharing with others and may have your own room (please check rooming above). 
  • All meals are included, but they are not neccesarily buffet style within the hotel, they may be at other restaurants around the resorts. A great opportunity to soak in evening atmosphere and try different cuisines!
  • There may be non- UCPA clients in the hotel that you are staying in. UCPA will have a select number of rooms within the hotel. 
  • As these are new products to us, we do not have as many UK clients travelling to these destinations yet, but they have been running for a few years now and starting to gain popularity very quickly amongst UCPA fans. This may however mean that there are not as many English speaking travellers in these destinations, but as always, basic English is required of staff and instructors. 
  • Hotel dependent, but UCPA do not always provide evening entertainment so this may be down to you and your course group to arrange your evening activites.

History

UCPA is more than 40 years old, and was originally set-up by the French government to encourage young people to enjoy the outdoors.It is now a "not for profit" organisation with all profits being put back into refurbishing the centres.

The ethos of sport is still first on the agenda, but the instructors and centre staff don't forget that it is still your holiday.

       
       
       
       
       
     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    Testimonials

    • Imagine moules mariniereier, steak (cooked how you like it) and paella just to name a few options during our week and you get a picture of how well fed you will be at UCPA.
      Elliot B
    • Having never used UCPA before I was not sure what to expect but the week I spent there was absolutely fantastic and I genuinely can’t wait to go back.
      Richard J
    • The quality of the equipment is second to none and the ability to easily swap things over if they’re not quite right is so useful. 
      Amelia S
    • All UCPAs are very friendly and sociable. The bar and dining areas are open with big tables, encouraging people to sit together and get to know each other. This makes it very easy as a solo traveller.
      Anna R
    • The lessons are brilliant with fun instructors who know how to give everyone individual instruction and to party when its time to party.
      Asim A
    • There isn’t a part of UCPA that I don’t enjoy, it’s some of the best holidays I’ve had and going to have.
      Peter E
    • There is always such a friendly and open atmosphere and the nights provide a great opportunity to meet new people. Making new friends from all over the world is a virtual certainty and for me personally, this was the...
      Richard J
    • Action Outdoors set up a personal group page and as a group leader, I did’t have to worry about taking everyone’s payments. Each group member is responsible to pay their own way through the group page directly to Action Outdoors. Win!
      Asim A