A port city on the Mediterranean coast of Algeria, Bejaia is an incredibly diverse destination for those looking to travel and experience a real slice of Algerian culture and hospitality. With historic architecture at every turn, a welcoming climate and beautiful scenery, it's little wonder that Bejaia remains so popular with tourists.
Soummam – Abane Ramdane Airport is the main gateway into the city for international travel. The airport is a mere 10 kilometres from the city centre, ensuring quick and easy transfers for travellers, whether they're heading in from elsewhere in Algeria, or destinations further afield.
The city is renowned for its many exports, ranging from local edible delicacies to textile and cork. The city is as busy as ever, with a working port and excellent transport system.
Bejaia has something to offer every visitor. Those looking to settle in and immerse themselves with local life can enjoy mouth-watering flavours of local specialities like dried figs and plums, or get acquainted with ancient history as they marvel at the remnants of centuries-old buildings and fortresses. Those looking to really unwind and get away from it all can make the most of the mountainous terrain and rural retreat the bordering countryside offers.
Due to Bejaia’s costal location, a variety of bird species can be easily located in the city, which makes it a more lovely if you are a birdwatcher. A visit to the museum of Bejaia is a must, it is a great place to learn about the city’s history and also a chance to see some of the relics from its vast history. Overlooking the city is the Yemma Gouraya Mountain, which is said to look like a sleeping woman.
The Gouraya National Park is another major attraction in the city, it is a UNESCO world heritage site and home to several species of animals, a beach and also the breathtaking Gouraya Mountain.
Other scenic spots in Bejaia are the Aiguades beach and Pic des Singes (Monkey Peaks).