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Holidays in Morocco

Lose Yourself in a Fantastic Morocco Holiday

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Lush oasis landscape in the Morocco, with date palms and reflective blue river

Morocco - The Jewel of North Africa

Morocco is one of the most scenic holiday destinations in the world offering stunning beaches, impressive mountain ranges and lush, green valleys. Those looking to enjoy a holiday in Morocco will definitely appreciate the vast amount of things to see and do in this vast North African country. There really is something for everyone in Morocco with couples, families and older travellers all finding something to suit their tastes in this diverse region. The beaches in Morocco are some of the best in the world, offering golden sand and a wide range of facilities including water sports and sun loungers.

Accommodation in Morocco is varied with everything from luxury hotels to budget B&B’s available. Morocco hotels tend to range from 1-5* quality ensuring that there is something to suit all budgets, those that prefer a more private experience can choose one of the many self catered apartments available. When many people visit Morocco they tend to head to the two most famous cities, Marrakech and Casablanca. These cities are simply full of rich culture and history to explore along with plenty of shopping and dining facilities.

With so much on offer in this fantastic country, it is no surprise that so many people choose to head back to enjoy holidays in Morocco year after year. With quick transfer times from either Marrakech or Casablanca airport, you will find yourself in your chosen resort in no time. If you are looking to enjoy a unique, exciting holiday experience, make sure you take advantage of the many cheap Morocco holiday deals on offer.

Morocco - Sightseeing and Activities

Traditional spice market in Essaouira, Morocco

Morocco is a very diverse holiday destination offering everything from exhilarating sports to fascinating sightseeing spots. Beach lovers will appreciate the West Coast of Morocco where there are simply miles of golden sands that face onto the Atlantic Ocean. The waves are perfect for water sport enthusiasts looking to surf or water ski during their holiday to Morocco. Agadir is one of the most popular resorts in the Western region and attracts thousands of beach lovers every year along with golfers looking to try out one of the three large courses.

There are plenty of small, traditional villages and towns in Morocco that offer a valuable insight into the history of this exciting country. As you stroll around the many historical sites you can still see the authentic architecture and old palaces that have now been transformed into museums. There are mosques and churches on almost every corner, ideal for those hoping to discover more about their chosen destination. If you fancy being pampered during your Morocco holiday, make sure you find time to visit one of the many ‘hammams’, which offer spa treatments including relaxing body wraps.

Throughout the year Morocco is home to many festivals including the annual international film festival in Marrakech and the vibrant world music event in Essauira. Each year there is also a festival that celebrates national arts and crafts, ideal for those looking to immerse themselves in the culture during a holiday in Morocco. Shopping is a very popular activity to enjoy during a Morocco holiday with a huge array of bazaars, markets and shops to explore. The shopkeepers will expect you to haggle for your goods so make sure you get into the spirit and bag yourself a holiday bargain. Local craft products make excellent souvenirs especially the carpets, leather goods and jewellery that can be picked up in the markets.

Morocco - Nightlife and Cuisine

Sunset at the Jema el Fna square in Marrakesh, Morocco

One of the most popular reasons to visit Morocco is the delicious cuisine available when you get there. The rich flavours and mouth-watering tastes are created through an infusion of Mediterranean, Arabic and West African cuisines and will definitely leave you wanting more!

Holidays in Morocco are perfect for those wishing to sample some of the many dishes and delicacies that the country is famous. Many of the national dishes are spicy with sweet and sour combinations. Pastilla, a pastry dish filled with meat and vegetables is one of the most common dishes along with Harari, a lentil and chick pea soup dish. For those looking for more familiar tastes there are restaurants around the larger Morocco holiday resorts that serve many international cuisines including British and Italian.

The nightlife in Morocco is fairly lively depending where you choose to stay. In Marrakech there are hundreds of bars and nightclubs on offer, all staying open until the early hours. Many of the larger clubs have open air dance floors that allow you to enjoy yourself in the warm Moroccan heat. For those looking for a more sedate experience there are plenty of cocktail bars and restaurants along the waterfront that offer a more relaxing ambience.

Morocco - Weather and Climate

Camel on a sunny beach in Morocco

Morocco is a great place to visit if you are looking for a holiday in the sun. With year round sunshine, Morocco holidays can be enjoyed at any time, although the summer months tend to be the most popular. During the peak summer season the temperatures often reach around 35°C with around 12 hours of sunshine per day especially during July and August. Due to the country’s coastal location there is a refreshing breeze that sweeps across Morocco to ensure that the temperatures stay comfortable and humidity is decreased. The water temperatures tend to be fairly consistent with warm temperatures that are perfect for those looking to try the watersports during their Morocco holiday.

The winter months in Morocco attract many tourists to the country. Although the temperatures are noticeably lower than the summer, the country still offers around 6 hours of sunshine and mild temperatures. The coldest months are January and December with a heightened chance of rainfall. Those looking to book a winter Morocco holiday will still be able to enjoy all of the amenities on offer, but it is advised to pack warm clothing for the chilly nights.

Where is Morocco?

Take a look at this map of Morocco before you go. Click to view an interactive version.

Map of Morocco
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