Need hotel?
  • Room #1
    Adults
    Children
    Child's age
Place of stay
Check in
Check out
Guests and rooms
Number of rooms
  • Room #1
    Adults
    Children
    Child's age
About country Gallery Where to stay Related articles

Morocco is the gateway to the entire African continent. It is a mysterious and varied country, where you can find snowy mountain tops, green oases and coastline. It is also a portal to the vast Sahara desert. It is a colourful country not only thanks to its varied nature, but also its traditions and culture. Over the ages, trade routes streched across the land, and Eastern and Western traditions met. For these reasons, Morocco is now one of the most exotic tourist destinations for Europeans.

Once you arrive, head straight for the colourful and historically important cities. Marrakech, Fes, Rabat, Casablanca, and many other smaller towns draw travellers with their colours, new aromas and sights. And as the boundless desert, ocean and the Atlas mountains are just next door, the excitement grows fourfold.

Morocco has superb possibilities for surfers and lovers of other water sports, too – the coast enojys great waves all year round, and there are many cosy little towns, many of which have begun living only from water sports, fishing and entertainment. The most noteworthy of these is Es Savira, where surfers, hippies and freedom-seeking travellers and holidaymakers congregate.

The star of Marrakech is Jemaa el-Fnaa square, which bustles with merchants, food vendors and snake charmers; Fes is famous for its Old Town, narrow streets and tanneries; Rabat is the country's political centre; and Casablanca is a costal cosmopolitan and active economic centre. Tourists are also drawn by newly-emerging resorts such as Agadir. Beyond this point, however, you will find only small towns, boundless deasert and the even more secretive West Africa.

The Atlas mountains emerging from the desert will also leave you with unforgettable experiences – waterfalls, oases, nomadic tribes which breed camels, brightly shining stars and even ski resorts.

The Islamic religion, the traditions of the nomadic tribes, and an Arabic lifestyle all come together in an exotic atmosphere. The spice trade, carpet weaving, traditional fishing ports, ancient backstreets and alleys of the towns – even though this all is mixes with new technology, mobile telephones and crowds of tourists, it still leaves and indelible impression.

Finally, Morocco's exciting image in the world is also thanks to its cuisine – it is a mix of Mediterranean, Arabic, Andalusian and the indigenous Berber cooking traditions: beef, chicken, goat's meat, and even camel's meat prepared with couscous, tropical fruit and vegetables, all characterised by an extraordinarily individual taste you could not confuse with anything else. Another culinary virtue of Morocco is its spices, which are used a lot, and of which there are many. Everything everywhere is washed down with Moroccan tea – green tea leaves and mint.

Where to stay

loading...