North Africa is home to beautiful, yet underrated countries such as Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Morocco.
Morocco would satisfy any traveler type including Backpackers, culture lovers, luxury travelers, foodies, lovers and you name it!
In this post, we’ll talk about the top 9 reasons to visit Morocco right now!
1- Moroccan beaches
Morocco is lucky for having access to both Mediterranean and the Atlantic ocean which leaves you with tons of options! You can visit Tangier and Agadir, which are popular among foreigners, or Asilah, where Spanish people and locals usually like more. Moroccan locals like to visit El Jadida, Oualidia, and El Jebha during summertime.
2- Moroccan cuisine
Moroccan food is probably the main thing you’re going to miss a lot after tasting those fantastic Tagine and Couscous dishes! Morocco is famous for its unique spices, lamb, and seafood dishes. They have a special kind of cookware called Tagine pots, made by clay that makes those tender meats even tastier.
3- Moroccan historical sites
Not only Morocco has fabulous beaches, but also historical sites that take you back in time such as The Citadel of Ait Ben-Haddou, Hassan Tower, Volubilis, and more. You’ll witness the history from ancient Roman times, the transition to Islam, and the most recent history of Morocco and North Africa in general.
4- Morocco fits your budget
Morocco has two sides, the affordable side, and the luxury side! whether you are an on-budget backpacker or a luxury hotel seeker, Morocco would suffice your pocket!
Casablanca has become an important city during the Berber Barghawata kingdom in the mid-8th century. While most people know this city with the famous 1942 romance movie, Casablanca which has made this city not only a historical place but a romantic one as well.
6- Moroccan bazaars
Each Moroccan city has a or two bazaars which are vibrant, full of colors, and unknown pleasant smells. You’ll find the best Moroccan souvenirs while exploring Moroccan bazaars such as Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakech, Souk El Had d’Agadir in Agadir, Chouara Tannery in Fes, and Souqs of Rissani in Rissani.
7- Moroccan Mint tea
Moroccan mint tea would be your daily routine while exploring Morocco. However, the best mint tea would be the ones being served by locals in small villages.
8- Moroccan Cats
Cats are literally on every corner in Morocco. You’ll find them chilling on a bike or walking charmingly in the old valleys.
9– The Sahara desert
The Sahara, Earth’s Largest Hot Desert is partially located in Morocco. There are countless daily tours to the Sahara desert, but the best time to visit this stunning desert is early in the morning, before dawn. So, get ready to wake up at 3:30 AM and get there as soon as possible to see the best sunrise in the world!
12 thoughts on “Top 9 reasons to visit Morocco right now”
I got a bit tired of the mint tea BUT love Morocco nonetheless. In fact ,I had Tajine for lunch today, brought back colorful memories.
Wow. Good for you. Now I wanna have Tajine too! lol! Gotta look for a Moroccan restaurant for tomorrow!
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I have tea that’s called Moroccan Mint; it’s delicious. Morocco sounds like a beautiful country, and I’d like to visit it some day.
I wish you’d be able to do it soon!
Any updates on your job journey?
Still haven’t found a job. I’m still applying, though.
I pray for your success. Just keep an eye on Canada’s job market too.
You can migrate here with a job offer easily.
Thank you. I’ll be looking for jobs there.
I have heard that their mint tea is the sweetest tea ever. Morocco, particularly Marrakesh is a popular tourist destination for Brits. I had a colleague who bought a rug there as a souvenir. Two of my friends went to Morocco right before the lockdown and they have sent slides of their trip on Shutterfly throughout this lockdown. Sometimes it’s nice, but sometimes I get a little jelly
Right! I enjoyed my time over there, but I’d never buy rugs from anywhere but Iran. Persian rug is the best in my opinion!
Oh yeah. Persian rugs are the best! One of my friends who went to Morocco is actually a music teacher and he played As Time Goes By at Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the video of him doing it. He didn’t get tired of being told, “Play It Again Sam!”
For cats and tea I’d like to go on a trip in Morocco.
You got it! These two are my favorite reasons too! Lol!
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