After a long time with no traveling due to the ongoing pandemic, Morocco is easing the covid-19 restrictions and allowing Moroccans to travel to certain cities in summer while following the necessary measures to keep themselves and others safe.
Summer 2021 is here, and everyone is adapting to living with covid-19 while trying to live a normal life and being safe at the same time. You did your research on how to stay protected during your summer vacation and packed your bag. Now the only question left is, where to travel to in Morocco this summer?
Due to its diverse geography that provides various unique and different landscapes from the Sahara Desert, wild beaches, beautiful waterfalls, and majestic mountains, it can be confusing to decide where to go in Morocco.
Not only does the northern Kingdom possess valuable and diverse geography but also each city gives its citizens and tourists the chance to discover the region’s rich history, culture, and unique traditions.
Morocco’s diverse geography also allows you to indulge in different fun and interesting activities from hiking, water activities, camping, attending concerts and art festivals and so much more.
Here is a list of Moroccan cities that you can travel to this summer to make your summer vacation cooler, more interesting, and most importantly more fun!
Located on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador, is a town loved by Moroccans, water sports fans, and windsurfers from all around the world due to its strong wind.
Founded in the middle of the 18th century, Essaouira is one of the authentic cities in Morocco with conserved ancient monuments and enchanting medina, making it one of the UNESCO World heritage sites.
Besides water sport and windsurfing on the beautiful beach of Essaouira, there are plenty of things you can do in this port city.
You can go on a stroll in the harbor to enjoy the splendid views of the port either during the day or at sunset, or walking through the old spacious Moroccan market where you can purchase different handmade crafts, decorations, and antic items.
Don’t miss the annual Gnaoua World Music Festival in Essaouira which is held in summer around the end of June and the beginning of July.
We can’t talk about traveling during the summer season in Morocco without talking about the beautiful coastal city of Tangier.
Located in northern Morocco where the Mediterranean and Atlantic waters meet, Tangier is also referred to as the gateway to Africa city due to its port on the Strait of Gibraltar and its very close proximity to Europe.
During your travel, you can visit the diverse beaches the northern city offers due to its strategic geographic location.
There are also plenty of other activities you can do in Tangier such as exploring the old medina and kasbah. You can visit the museums in the city as well as the Phoenician tombs, and other ancient monuments and sites such as the caves of Hercules and the ruins of cotta.
If you want to escape the summer heat and enjoy a cooler and a more laid-back yet beautiful environment and explore the rich history of Morocco, then the city of Chefchaouen is the city for you.
Located in the north of Morocco in the Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is also called the blue pearl of Morocco due to all its walls painted on shades of blue that give the famous city its laid back and unique atmosphere and view.
Chefchaouen is also another city amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Sites because of its history, culture, and fascinating architecture.
Locals believe that the city’s walls were painted blue because it keeps the houses cooler During summer and repels mosquitos.
In this exceptional Moroccan city, you can learn about the culture and traditions by interacting with the friendly locals and explore the architecture through strolling around the blue alleys and the old medina. If you are a fan of hiking, the Rif Mountains are a famous attraction for hiking.
Taghazout is another highly recommended port city in Morocco that you should not skip traveling to during summer season.
Located 19km north of Agadir in southwest Morocco, the small city is considered a hub for surf lovers and visitors that seek to relax in a laid-back environment and enjoy the beach.
In this fishing town, you can either enjoy a day in the beach swimming in the warm waters or sunbathing in the sand. Explore the small village and its supermarket, learn surfing in the local surfing school, and also visit Agadir and spend some time in the bustling city.
If you want to visit Morocco’s Sahara Desert and the beach at the same time then Dakhla is the perfect destination for you.
Located south of Morocco on the Atlantic coast and around 1000 km south of Marrakech, Dakhla is known for its beautiful golden dunes, fantastic beach waves, and attractive Amazigh and Spanish architecture.
Visiting Dakhla can be an opportunity to explore Morocco’s ancient history, its rich culture and its stunning diverse landscapes while enjoying a variety of fun activities.
Due to its perfect kitesurf conditions, the Amazigh town is considered one of the best kitesurfing locations in the world, leading it to host kitesurf World championships and other kitesurf events.
Don’t forget to take a boat trip to the dragon island to enjoy the relaxing panoramic views.
Besides Morocco’s colorful medinas, historic sites, and wonderful beaches, you can’t forget about the country’s beautiful waterfalls, and Ouzoud is definitely a top travel destination in summer.
Located in the province of Azilal, surrounded by the High Atlas Mountains, Ouzoud is a 110-meter waterfall that consists of different falls flowing from the Mountains’ snow and emptying into El-Abid River’s gorge.
The falls are considered a little heaven and escape from the high heat that Morocco can live through during summer.
The nature in Ouzoud is incredible, from beautiful reddish-brown cliffs, heavy falls, and vast green nature. During your travel, you can enjoy a swim in the warm waters of the fall, have a boat ride, enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal or drink in the local restaurants, and look through the souvenir shops that sell unique handmade crafts.