Morocco Offers Something Extraordinary

With beautiful scenery, a rich culture, and a wealth of things to see and do, Morocco offers something extraordinary to visitors to its lands. Located in the North of Africa with a coastline that touches both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco is an ideal holiday location for expats living in Spain that wish to experience the lands of North Africa.

Reaching Morocco

Morocco’s North African location means that it is easy to reach with flights from Spain taking as little as 2-3 hours. Marrakech Manara, Morocco’s large international airport, is located close to Morocco’s most famous city, with easy access to other tourist destinations throughout the country. Holiday Hypermarket is one of the best places to arrange a trip to Morocco, with excellent rates available for short-haul flights, flight+hotel package deals and all-inclusive package holidays.


Morocco is different to the typical African holiday destination.

Its famous city, Marrakech, is an old, ancient city steeped with culture and sights to see and explore. The Medina, the old and historic part of the city, is filled with temples and exquisite architecture, while the modern districts known as Gueliz and Ville Nouvelle offer all the amenities and comforts of a modern European city.

Marrakech is a living, breathing city, with its residents found wandering the streets offering home-made wares such as jewellery, clothes and other trinkets. Marrakech also springs to life during the twilight hours, with the city’s residents coming out to enjoy food and drink while watching dancers, musicians, story tellers and other entertainers on the city’s busy streets.

Marrakech is also home to some of the finest restaurants Morocco has to offer. Food stalls can be found dotted around the streets with French and Arabic cuisine available to sample, while fine restaurants can also be found in locations throughout the city. Tourists wanting a taste of home will also be able to find a range of European restaurants in the more westernised Gueliz district.


Morocco is blessed with warm weather all year round, with temperatures hitting highs of 40 degrees Celsius in the warm summer month of July. Arguably the best time to visit Morocco is during the cooler spring months between March to May. During this time, day time temperatures average a comfortable 28 degrees with temperatures dropping slightly at night.

Morocco’s warm climate is perfect for beach holidays, and the country’s coastline is full of stunning beaches begging to be explored. Water based activities such as diving, snorkelling, jet skiing, and more are also on offer throughout Morocco, making it the perfect playground for tourists looking to enjoy some adventure sports on their holiday.


Morocco has a little bit of something for every type of traveller. Fans of history will quickly fall in love with the country’s culture and architecture, while food lovers will squeal with delight after sampling Morocco’s exotic cuisine. A warm climate and a number of world-class beaches also ensure that beach fans will also be well catered for during a trip to Morocco.

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About Cat Gaa

As a beef-loving Chicago girl living amongst pigs, bullfighters, and a whole lotta canis, Cat Gaa writes about expat life in Seville, Spain. When not cavorting with adorable Spanish grandpas or struggling with Spanish prepositions, she works in higher education at an American university in Madrid and freelances with other publications, like Rough Guides and The Spain Scoop.


  1. Morocco has been in the top ten of my ‘places I must see’ list for decades. Since meeting so many wonderful people from Morocco who have moved to The Netherlands, I’ve learned so much about the culture and history. It’s now in my top 3. I can’t wait to finally get there in person. Thanks for the post and info!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas says:

      Morocco is so close to Spain, I’ve been twice. Amazing how a country 12 miles away can be so, so different!

  2. Morocco is AMAZING. Everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.
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  3. *sigh* I need to make it to Morocco!!
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  4. Morocco was a mixed bag for me. There was so much that I loved about it (I particularly enjoyed Essouira), but had a hard time with the overt sexism. I dared not leave Pete’s side for all the looks and comments that would come from the men no matter how modestly I was dressed (and even when I was on Pete’s arm!) I’m not sure that I’ll go back, except maybe for a quick tagine. :)
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    • Sunshine and Siestas says:

      I felt the same, Dalene. My senses loved everything Marrakech had to offer, but I was ready to go after three days. I’d love to make it to the dessert or the coast, but there’s a few other places to check off on my list!

  5. I stumbled upon your blog after a DELE C2 google search and read your DELE preparation Dos and Don’ts (which I loved. Thanks!). Then, I read other posts, reaching this great entry about my country, Morocco :)
    I’d like to point out 2 “technical” things: Morocco’s capital is Rabat and the main airport is Mohammed V international airport in Casablanca 😉
    Saludos desde Marruecos!

  6. I absolutely loved Morocco when I went there this summer. I went a different route; landed in Tangier, took a train to Meknès, where we spent our trip. We stayed in a beautiful (and really cheap!) riad there, and made day trips to Fes. I absolutely loved it, and the people were amazing and I didn’t feel hassled at all. I think staying in a smaller, less-touristy town made all the difference. The food was incredible too!
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  7. I loved the idea that Morocco belongs to the top ten world travel destination tour today. More and more people are now aware the beauty of Morocco and they are adding up to their travel vacation plan. I’m one of them. :)
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    • Sunshine and Siestas says:

      Agreed! I bought a flight on a whim and was really surprised at how even a touristy place like Marrakesh had so much character and mystique, and the people were lovely. Thanks for stopping by, Yvonne, and let me know if you ever make it there!

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