el gouna management has worked hard in cooperation with local hotels, businesses, residents, and visitors to maintain, protect, and preserve its unique environment. the town’s environmental programs and grassroots environmental organization paved the way for several awards, including the green globe and travelife, and led to el gouna’s selection as the pilot location for the green star hotel initiative. in recognition of the success of the initiative, in 2014, el gouna was granted the global human settlements award for being a global green town . this award is sponsored by the united nations environment program and is given to towns displaying substantial measures and efforts in progress within the field of environmental sustainability.
el gouna has two main hubs of activity. the first is the abu tig marina and its new extension, the new marina. the second is downtown, which includes kafr el gouna and tamr henna.