Regions of Morocco

Morocco, a country that reminds of ancient lands, palaces enclosed by beautiful gardens, souks where skilled artisans compete with incredible energy, places with the scent of spices and flowers, busy alleys with friendly passers-by, where people meet every evening to chill off and converse. Let’s gather some useful practical information about Morocco so that you get to know the country before traveling.

Moroccan Regions
  1. Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region
  2. Oriental Region
  3. Fès-Meknès Region
  4. Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Region
  5. Béni Mellal-Khénifra Region
  6. Casablanca-Settat Region
  7. Marrakech-Safi Region
  8. Drâa-Tafilalet Region
  9. Souss-Massa Region
  10. Guelmim-Oued Noun Region
  11. Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra Region
  12. Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab Region

Beaches

Morocco has more than 3000 km of coastal line. Numerous super attractive beaches are spread all over the country, both in the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. The best beaches in Morocco are Agadir, Al Hoceima, Asilah, Cabo Negro, Casablanca, Dakhla, Dalia, Essaouira, Martil, Oualidia, Taghazout, Tamuda Bay, Tangier, and Saidia. On the Atlantic coast, with its constant winds, there are excellent conditions for surfing, kitesurfing, and windsurfing.

Mountain areas

Morocco has mountains that go higher than 4000 meters and cross-span the country from one side to the other. Definitely, with an intrinsic mountain people culture, the Atlas Mountains surprise with curiosities of having its own indigenous monkeys, or immense cedar forests.

Deserts

Moroccan south is doted by its emptiness, by its sand dunes, and its unique desert culture. Nomadic tribes still thrive and places such as Erg Chebbi dunes or Chigaga Dunes fascinate travelers that come to Morocco to experience this fantastic and unusual environment.

Biggest cities

Morocco is known to be mostly comprised of rural areas and deserts, but the fact is that most of its population lives in big urban regions. Cosmopolitan cities such as Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, and Marrakech contrast with smaller interior towns and mountain villages. Just to get into the context, the current population of Morocco is 36 989 209 as of Sunday, September 6, 2020, while its 12 biggest cities top-up with a total population of 14 204 947 inhabitants.

Morocco biggest cities

  1. Casablanca = 4 270 750 people
  2. Rabat = 2 120 192 people
  3. Marrakech = 1 329 850 people
  4. Fes = 1 150 131 people
  5. Agadir = 1 141 717 people
  6. Tangier = 1 065 601 people
  7. Meknès = 835 695 people
  8. Tétouan = 590 684 people
  9. Kénitra = 577 293 people
  10. Oujda = 551 767 people
  11. Safi = 308 508 people
  12. Laâyoune = 262 759 people

South Morocco

Mud bricks villages dried by the sun, exotic vegetation rising from the valley surrounded by isolated mountains, undulating sand dunes marking the horizon, this is what draws you on a trip to the Grand South of Morocco. You will accompany the steps of the Berber civilization still very much alive and proud of its customs. On the tracks of the old caravans, you will find the ancient ksor, the beauty of the Valley of Roses, the magnificent Draa Valley all the way to Zagora city, and the serenity that invades you during sunrises in the desert. Whether you are hiking or traveling in Morocco in a 4WD, exploring the south of Morocco will offer you incredible moments.

Tours in south Morocco

Essaouira and the Atlantic Coast

Nestled in its defensive walls, Essaouira insolently overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and offers its visitors the kindness of its climate and the warmness of its hospitality. During your stay on the Atlantic coast, you can walk in the ancient Medina, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, before taking advantage of its extensive beaches to dive, windsurf or quietly rest. Your trip to Essaouira and on the Atlantic coast of Morocco might also drive you from Agadir to Tangier, onward the coastline, where fishing villages keep all their authenticity.

Tours to Essaouira

Marrakech and Around

A stay in Marrakech first of all means enjoying the bustle of the famous Jemaa-el-Fna square where thousands of people interact in street shows, games, and restaurants. Marrakech is also where you will blende into the thousand fragrances and colors of the souks where you can get lost and stumble upon an old mosque, an ornate door, or the entrance of a beautiful traditional riad. Nevertheless, a trip to Marrakech also calls for a day-trip to Ouzoud waterfalls or even to the magnificent Toubkal National Park.

Day trips around Marrakech

The Northern Cities

A link between Andalusia and Africa, northern Morocco has innumerable treasures including the medinas of the imperial cities. Your trip to the cities of northern Morocco will take you from Fes to Meknes and from Tetouan to Tangier. In these urban centers dating from old times, you will encounter the knowledge of architecture and craftsmanship of famous ancient Moroccan artists and engineers. You will visit the markets, the castle walls, the medersas and the mosques. The northern part of the country will also be an excuse to stay in charming riads, built around picturesque patios with a central fountain, and to explore the delicious Moroccan gastronomy.

Tours in northern Morocco

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