Haifa

Travel Guide
Bat Galim beach

Combine the leisure of the sandy beaches and green parks with a history brought to life by museums and temples in one of Israel’s largest cities.

With a thriving port and a fascinating history, Haifa is among the crowning jewels of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The coastal city has gorgeous beaches and a leafy terrain running down the side of Mount Carmel, where an intriguing blend of religious history has unfolded. Learn about Jewish and Arabic customs and investigate the founding of the Carmelite Order.

The city’s many sandy strands let you take advantage of the hot summer weather in Haifa. For utter serenity, head to Quiet Beach, where a breakwater ensures the waves are suitable for swimming and stand-up paddling. Surfers should brave the waves of Bat Galim Beach on the northern cape, while culture enthusiasts might enjoy events in the amphitheater near Dado Zamir Beach.

On the slope of Mount Carmel stand the marvelous Bahá’í Gardens, whose Shrine of the Báb possesses the remains of the prophet who founded the Bahá’í religion. Climb up the elegant steps that are flanked by cascades, ponds and colorful floral displays. Nearby is the Stella Maris Monastery, considered the world headquarters of the Carmelite Order. Admire the church’s ornate interior and impressive murals.

Continue your religious tour with a trip to the quaint Russian Orthodox Church and a visit to the Central Synagogue, known for its colonnade and holy ark.

While much of the city is centered on history, the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology and Space – Madatech focuses on the future. Watch 3-D movies and play with the interactive displays in one of Israel’s largest science museums.

The city of Haifa is a little south of Acre in the northwestern section of Israel. Fly to the Haifa Airport, or arrive in Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport and then drive north for 70 miles (110 kilometers) to reach Haifa. Make sure to see other nearby cities such as Nazareth, Tiberias and Nahariyya.

Haifa is a busy port city, a technological haven and a cradle of myriad faiths and creeds.

Where to stay in Haifa

Bay View Haifa
Bay View Haifa
101 Hanassi Ave, Haifa
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The price is £71 per night from 22 Feb to 23 Feb
Located in Carmel Center, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Panorama Street and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Baha'i Gardens. Mane Katz Museum and Tikotin Museum of ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (354 reviews)
"property is clean and friendly, however parking is limited to 12 spaces only."

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2021

Bay View Haifa
Golden Crown Haifa
Golden Crown Haifa
Derech Jaffa 115, Haifa
The price is £148 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Located in Downtown Haifa, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Haifa Museum of Art and 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Baha'i Gardens. Shkolnik Art and Chagall Artists House ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (222 reviews)
"Very nice"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2021

Golden Crown Haifa
Dan Panorama Haifa
Dan Panorama Haifa
107 Hanassi Avenue, Haifa
The price is £136 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
This family-friendly Haifa hotel is located near the boardwalk, steps away from Panorama Street, Haifa Educational Zoo and Mane Katz Museum. Baha'i Gardens is ...
4/5 Very Good! (295 reviews)
"In the midst of the resurgent covid pandemic, the hotel maintained it high standards of cleanliness and service. And the breakfast buffet was varied and delicious as ever. I look forward to returning."

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2021

Dan Panorama Haifa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Luxurious Beach Apartment
Luxurious Beach Apartment
David Elazar Street, Haifa, Israel
The price is £168 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Located in the heart of Haifa, this beach apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Dado Zamir Beach and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Baha'i Gardens. Hecht Park and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Easy check-in. Stunning view as soon as you walk into the apartment. 2 bedrooms. The description did 2 that there were 2 king beds and 2 queen beds, but they was only 1 king bed and 1 queen bed, which was just fine for us. We would definitely like to return to this property when we visit Haifa again. ..."

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Luxurious Beach Apartment
Haifa Beach Apartments By Master
Haifa Beach Apartments By Master
David Elazar 10, Haifa
Located in the heart of Haifa, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Dado Zamir Beach and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Baha'i Gardens. Hecht Park and Carmel ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (17 reviews)
wonderful stay in Haifa Beach apartments
"We had a wonderful stay at the beach apartments. The building is located on a beautiful and quiet beach. The studio was spacious, esthetic, clean with all the necessary amenities. Comfortable bed and an amazing view to the sea. Highly recommended. Note that a chip is needed in order to use the elevator, ..."

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2020

Haifa Beach Apartments By Master
Diana Hotel
Diana Hotel
Habankim 5, Haifa
Located in Downtown Haifa, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Haifa Museum of Art and 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Baha'i Gardens. Shkolnik Art and Chagall Artists ...
4/5 Very Good! (26 reviews)
"We had a great vacation.The room had a kitchenette which make the room useful."

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2021

Diana Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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