Holidays to Morocco are the type of holidays we all dream of and the kind we never forget. The country is awash with colour and excitement: from stunning golden beaches to psychedelic souks, Morocco is a land that doesn’t know how to be dull.
Located a mere three and a half hours away by plane and found on the North African coast, Morocco is fringed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Sahara desert, but is far from your typical African holiday destination. Morocco’s imperial cities, such as Marrakech and Fes, are ancient and steeped in medieval history. The Marrakech Medina walls in hundreds of years’ worth of history and walking in you couldn’t be blamed for believing that you’ve walked back in time. Life continues on here much as it has for the past thousand years, with the streets packed with merchants plying their wares of steel, wool, livestock and spices, but there’s also a modern touch to this old town: mopeds skitter down the streets around you and the souks offers more modern wares to please the eyes of tourists.
For those who prefer beaches to ancient architecture, Agadir is the place to go. Agadir’s fine sandy beaches are lapped by crystal clear Atlantic waters that are warm enough for swimming all year round. Agadir beach stretches out for almost 2km and is one of 21 beaches in Morocco to be awarded the coveted Blue Flag status. The city of Agadir itself was levelled by an earthquake in 1960 and was entirely rebuilt around two miles away, giving it an edge when it comes to catering for tourists, with a myriad of pubs, bars and clubs to keep you entertained all night long