For those looking for an exotic, fun vacation that won’t break the bank, consider Tunisia. Tunisia is a beautiful country, with a mediocre economy. This means that you can travel there and have a great vacation for much less money than you would spend on a more popular vacation destination. One of the most popular tourism attractions in Tunisia is Hammamet. This town used to be a small fishing town, and was redone to bring in tourists, making it unique from most of Tunisia.
One of the first things that you will notice in Hammamet is that the entire town is mixed into a huge garden. Oranges, lemons and other citrus trees grow here, as well as olive groves. There is so much plant life in Hammamet that many people call it the “garden resort”. Hammamet is an incredibly relaxing environment, with its white sandy beaches and quiet atmosphere. There are an estimated 20,000-70,000 people living in Hammamet at any given time.
The number obviously fluctuates a lot with the seasons, due to the increased number of tourists visiting in the summer months.
One of the main attractions of Hammamet, besides the beautiful gardens, is the amazing sandy beaches. White sand covers the entire coast, meeting up with crystal clear blue water. The water is surprisingly clean, and many tourists travel to Hammamet just to enjoy the beach and the water sports available there. Festivals and small events are often held on the beaches as well, often lasting until late in the evening. There are areas of Hammamet that are more family-oriented and quiet, and there are areas that are much more wild and party-driven. Truly, no matter what kind of vacation you are seeking, you will enjoy a trip to Hammamet.
Before you begin your travels, you should reference a thorough Hammamet travel guide. Knowing what you’re going to do before you get there can save you a lot of time and money. If you just show up and don’t know anything about the Tunisian culture, you’ll be lost in the abyss. Although Hammamet does its best to appeal to tourists, it is not ashamed of its culture, which you will see almost everywhere, in the form of bronze statues, beautiful gardens, archeological sites, pottery, and museums. The Gafsa museum is a must-see, as is the Bardo museum, which specializes in the Islamic faith and culture.
All throughout the town of Hammamet, you will smell the enticing aroma of Jasmine. The locals are borderline obsessed with this plant, and it grows almost everywhere. There is a tourist resort called Yasmine Hammamet, and most of its grounds are covered in Jasmine. All throughout the area, souvenirs made of Jasmine can be purchased and brought home, to help capture some of the spirit of Hammamet. Before you leave, be sure to check out The Griba Synagogue, which is estimated to have been built in the 6th century BC.