Morocco, lying in the north-western part of Africa, is a beautiful travel destination inviting families, honeymooners, culture lovers, foodies as well backpackers from all over the world. Take a look at some of the reasons to visit Morocco.
Moroccan beaches are quite popular all across the region and a large number of visitors choose to visit the country just to experience the best of sun, sand and surf. The country is home to more than 1200 miles of coastline, along both the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Whether you wish to laze on the golden sands or enjoy exciting activities like surfing, snorkelling and diving, there’s a lot for all sorts of beach lovers in Morocco. Agadir, Essaouira, Tangier and Casablanca are some of the major beach destinations to explore here.
This North African country hosts a large number of festivals and events throughout the year. Ranging from the cultural, musical and art festivals in Marrakesh and Fez to the world renowned endurance challenge Marathon des Sables, there’s so much you can be a part of. Every festival is an adventure here and offers you an opportunity to connect with the locals. You will enjoy feasting and dancing during Moroccan festivals. Besides Marathon des Sables, the Rose Festival, Essaouira Gnawa and World Music Festival and The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music are some of the major festivals here.
Sahara Desert, south to Anti-Atlas Mountains, has come to represent Morocco. Many travellers visit the country to revel in the sand dunes and to have the joy of riding camels in the desert and the camping. There are quad tours available for tourists that take them over the sandy roads through the desert villages.
Morocco is a shopper’s paradise! The shopping scene here reflects the rich and ancient artisan tradition that appeals to travellers from all over the world. The country is best known for its traditional handicrafts. Fez, Tangier and Casablanca are the major shopping spots in Morocco where the markets are teeming with small stalls and shops selling leather goods, ceramics, baskets, jewellery and carpets. Moroccan leather is renowned all over the world.
Riads are traditional Moroccan houses or palaces with a garden on the inside. These are interesting places to stay as they present an authentic Moroccan experience to the visitors. The intricate Moroccan architecture, with classic tilework, appeals to the enthusiast whereas the gardens delight all.