Ideally situated at one of the world’s great crossroads, Eritrea has vast opportunities as a tourist destination. The country’s 1200km (750 miles) coastline along the Red Sea with glorious deserted contrasting bays and pristine sandy beaches between two deep sea ports holds great potential and opportunities for tourism. Eritrea’s crystal-clear, pollution-free coastal waters are adorned by myriad small islands, historical and archaeological sites that are rich and intact, and spectacular coral reefs and abundant marine life that makes the development of facilities for tourist recreation opportune. Furthermore, in the area of water-based tourism much is needed to attract high end tourists with scuba diving and snorkeling ventures in the all-embracing coral reefs of the Red Sea islands. The existence of diverse ethnic groups and cultural, historical, and archaeological sites are also a rich asset for Eritrea as a tourist attraction center.