Gabes is located some 200 miles (322 kilometers) from Tunis, the national capital.
Get out and about while you are in Gabes. Take a trip to the Gabes Beach.
Discover why Tunisia is so universally-loved by travelers from all four corners of the globe, by taking to the road and experiencing the treasure-trove of cultural and scenic attractions within easy traveling distance of Gabes. Matmata, is 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northeast, while Houmt Souq sits 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the west.
Uncover the region's rich cultural fabric within Tunisia's wonderful history museums. No matter what your faith, visitors are sure to enjoy at Tunisia's mosques and other holy sites.
Have some fun in Tunisia's waterways by going scuba diving or wind surfing.
The food in this area has its own special flavors, so take the time to delve into the area's menus. Some ingredients you'll find in many Tunisia dishes are tomatoes and seafood. Mesfouf (couscous) and tabil (spice mixture) are both much-loved dishes that will imbue visitors' with a true taste of Tunisia. And your meal is not finished until you have tried asida (sweet gruel pudding), a common dessert in these parts. To accompany your Tunisia meal, drink a glass of wine, for example Coteaux d’Utique and Coteaux de Carthage. To taste a beverage that is authentic try out cedratine (lemon liqueur), a popular spirit. Tea is a great drink to ask for at any time of day.
If you intend on arriving and departing by plane, it's handy to remember that the closest major airport is Djerba - Zaris Airport, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the east of Gabes.