Where To Go On Holiday In Morocco
For most people the first port of call is Marrakesh, and for a very good reason. It’s easy to lose yourself wondering amid the labyrinthine souks - a shoppers Mecca. The bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa square is a hive of activity during the day, with plenty of vendors selling freshly squeezed orange juice and Berber men water, as well as snake charmers and individuals with apes, but the evening is when it really comes to life – from sun down food stalls envelop the square selling an array of delicacies, story tellers captivate their crowds and Chleuh boys give dance performances.
Marrakesh has plenty to offer outside of the main square too, with the beautiful and tranquil Majorelle Gardens, its many mosques and its tanneries. And after a hard day’s sight seeing, there’s no better way to unwind then sitting on the roof garden of a traditional riad sipping mint tea, listening to the Azan prayer calls whilst watching the sun go down over the city. Marrakesh also offers a great base to explore other neighbouring attractions such as the breath taking Atlas Mountains and pretty coastal town of Essaouira.
If being by the sea is more you thing then head to Agadir and enjoy its substantially sized sandy beach by either learning to surf or simply by watching the world go by. The region also provides a great base to explore the Sahara Desert, the Souss-Massa National Park where you can spot a large variety of birds, and the Anti Atlas Mountain range.
Further up the coast is the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca where you can enjoy a relaxing visit to a Hammam, and the capital city of Rabat where you can explore the Old Medina, the Royal Palace, pay a visit to the Hassan Tower and the Royal Mausoleum and then kick back on the beach at the end of the day.
Alternatively head inland to discover the beautiful walled city of Fez where you can very literally lose yourself in the Medina whilst taking in the huge variety of wares on offer at its stalls. And when you find your way out, reward yourself with a stop off in one of the many cafes offering stunning views over the area or enjoy the view from the Merenid Tombs.
At the North of the country Tangier offers you the chance to absorb all the exotic beauty that Morocco has to offer, with its attractive beaches and rich history. Discover Hercules Cave, take in the Kasbah and enjoy the lofty view over towards Spain and the Straits of Gibraltar.