Eilat is a southern Israeli port and resort town on the Red Sea, near Jordan. Its beaches are noted for their calm waters, like Dolphin Reef, where the aquatic mammals are often spotted. Known for snorkelling and diving, Coral Beach Nature Reserve has buoy-marked underwater trails among fish-filled reefs. Nearby Coral World Underwater Observatory Marine Park has a glass-enclosed observation centre submerged offshore. Eilat has a hot desert climate with hot, dry summers and warm and almost rainless winters. Eilat offers a wide range of accommodations, from hostels and luxury hotels to Bedouin hospitality. These are some of the tourist attractions: International Birding & Research Center, Camel tours, Coral Beach Nature Reserve, an underwater marine reserve of tropical marine flora and fauna, Dolphin Reef, Freefall parachuting, Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve, IMAX, Kings City, Marina, and Timna Valley Park.