Bustling cities, laid-back beaches and historic sights galore; you’ll find all this and more on a holiday to Morocco, served with a generous helping of North African sunshine. Morocco offers all the exotic attraction of a holiday to the Middle East, combined with some unique African character. Souk-filled Marrakech is a popular destination, where you’ll discover a fascinating medina and the towering Atlas Mountains within easy reach. You’re not far from Agadir over on the Atlantic coast, with its long sandy beach and crumbling Kasbah. Or you could choose the chilled-out seaside town of Essaouira if you really want to get away from it all. That all comes together to make a Morocco Holiday a dazzling feast for the senses, and a great spot for some serious sunbathing, too!
Things to do
Looking for the best beaches Morocco has to offer? Head south to discover vibrant resorts and pristine white-sand beaches. You’ll find a 10-km stretch down in Agadir, which is a wonderful place to try your hand at windsurfing or take a leisurely boat trip. You’ll only be a stone’s throw from the maze-like souks and bustling restaurants in the heart of town. If you’re after a traditional Moroccan experience, you’ll love getting lost in the medinas and exploring the ancient sights in Marrakech. And don’t forget to look out for the magnificent minarets and snake-charming street performers.
Places to stay
The southwest coast of Morocco is known for its year-round sunshine, with temperatures rarely dipping below the 20s(°C). It has fantastic beaches characterised by classic white-gold sand and upbeat, modern resorts. The family-friendly hotels are close to the beaches, good shopping and top water sports. Holiday resorts like Agadir are considered the best in the whole country for a beach break. Further north you’ll find the bigger cities, known for being a more traditional place to experience Morocco’s culture and custom. These include cities like Fes and Rabat, with visitor favourite Marrakech a little further down south.
What should I pack?
It’s best to check the temperature before you go, so you know exactly what kind of clothing you’ll need. Sun cream is absolutely essential to protect yourself from the strong sunshine, and you might like to bring a hat along, too.
Out of respect for local customs (Morocco is a Muslim country), make sure you take a headwrap or scarf with you, especially if you’re planning to visit any of the country’s stunning mosques and religious sites. It can also help protect you from the heat and keep you warm when it cools down.
Don’t bother packing jeans; they’ll be uncomfortable when you’re walking around in the hot weather. Loose-fitting cotton trousers are a much better option. If you’re a woman, you’ll also need to make sure you’re covered up if you’re visiting religious sites, so long skirts and maxi dresses can be a great idea, as well as being cool and comfortable.
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