By Samantha Young
By Samantha Young
Sitting on the northwest coast of Africa, with access to both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Morocco is a unique country, distinguished by its mixed cultural heritage, whose Berber, Arabian, and European influences can still be seen throughout the country today. If you’re considering a trip to Morocco and are wondering what treasures the country has to offer, here are seven great reasons why you won’t be disappointed with your visit.
Even in the middle of winter there are still plenty of great places to go to enjoy the sunshine in Morocco, and with average temperatures in November rising to highs in the mid 20s Celsius. You can even enjoy some time relaxing and sunbathing on one of the country’s beautiful beaches.
One of the great parts about taking a vacation in Morocco is that you don’t need to be rich in order to enjoy some of the finer aspects of the country. There are plenty of luxurious and affordable hotels at which to stay and restaurants at which to dine, and wonderful traditional experiences to enjoy, such as a Berber style camel excursion in the desert. If you find yourself researching cheap holidays, but don’t want to sacrifice enjoyment, then you should certainly consider Morocco.
Explore a Rich and Varied Topography
Morocco is home to just about every type of topography you can imagine, including snowy mountaintops, desert sand dunes, serene coastal beaches, and a 2,000-year-old forest. If you’re looking to get out and enjoy one of the world’s most scenic landscapes, then Morocco will not disappoint.
The Cultural Capital of Fez
Fez is the second largest city in Morocco, with a population of about 1.1 million people. It is famously known for it’s old walled-city, the Medina of Fez, or Fes el Bali. This entire section of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is home to world’s oldest university, University of Al-Karaouine.
Eat Delicious Food
Moroccan food is one of the great cuisines of the world, and its dishes are all subtly spiced and cooked to perfection. With fantastic dishes such as b’ssara, tagine, fish chermoula, cous cous, harira, and more, you’ll find yourself craving the taste of this land long after you leave.
Head to a World Class Surf Spot
It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Morocco, but this country is actually home to some of the world’s great surf spots, including Taghazout, Safi, and Imsouane on the Atlantic coast.
Morocco is one of the most diverse countries in Africa, and its people are also some of the world’s kindest and most helpful. If you’re looking to travel somewhere replete with both hospitable and tolerant people, then look no further than Morocco.
To experience all of Morocco’s wonderful offerings, be sure to start planning your trip today!
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