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Dead Sea, Dead Sea Region

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Swim, float, and nourish your skin at Dead Sea, a hypersaline lake. At 428 m (1,404 ft) below sea level, it is the earth's lowest point. However, the sea is most notable for the water's saltiness, which makes it good for floating and lends it some restorative dermatological properties. Salt and minerals from the sea are used in cosmetics and bath products all over the world. Camp or lounge on the sandy, open-access, northwest beach surrounded by hotels, or visit the mineral beach where bathers coat their skin in healing black mud. Be careful not to get the water in your eyes or in any open cuts--it will sting. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Dead Sea by using our Ein Bokek itinerary planner.
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  • The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth where you can still breathe air. The salt content is 35% compared to 3% in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. You can't sink because of the buoyancy provided by...  more »
  • You can float on the water in a selected area. They have shaded spots for people just viewing and outside showers for those who went into the water. There is also a bar and changing area at the site. ...  more »
  • After hearing and reading about the Dead Sea all my life, actually seeing it made it real. Yes, it's as salty as everyone says (about 30%, compared to about 3% for most oceans). Definitely worth seein...  more »