Enchanting Morocco is situated north western side of Africa but whilst it has the charm of North Africa, it has a strong French colonial influence. Only three and a half hours flying time away from London, Morocco offers visitors a charming combination of landscapes and culture. It’s a truly spellbinding quality that works its magic from the moment you land.
Four separate mountain ranges, green river valleys, sandy coasts, and enormous expanses of the breathtaking Sahara desert. The three most important mountain ranges are the Middle Atlas, the High Atlas and the Anti Atlas which run parallel to each other from the northeast to the southwest. However, the climate, geography and history of Morocco are closer to the Mediterranean than to Africa.
The weather on the coast is great for holidays for all year round, although cool and wet conditions are possible in the north in winter. But Morocco has that scent of spice and shimmying belly dancers that whip past you in a flurry of colour, helps keep things warm. If you want plenty of bars and clubs that keep the drink flowing and the music pumping, then Agadir, is the premier holiday resort in Morocco.
There are both coastal and inland resorts. The major holiday resorts in Morocco are Agadir, Essaouira, Marrakech and Quarzazate.
The Moroccan coastline, which faces both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, offers excellent beaches and old Moroccan cities. The Red City of Marrakech is the place for a city escape. The Hotel Le Tikida Garden is the home of a soothing sanctuary which provides an oasis of calm in the middle of this crazy city.
Morocco offers superb hotels and marvellous food. Moroccan food is excellent and the national dish is couscous, which is usually served with a lamb and vegetable casserole, called a tagine. Mint tea is a very popular Moroccan drink but alcohol is generally available, if mint isn’t your cup of tea…
From great nightlife to sun drenched sandy beaches, the scenery is phenomenal and not to be missed.