From Tangier to Marrakech
Le Saveur du Poisson - quite expensive but it’s a massive menu and its pretty delicious. Keep some space for the dessert!!
- Cafe de Paris - follow the Tangier dream and have a mint tea, whilst watching the busy crowds pass. The Cafe’s mirrored interior seems to have changed very little since Truman Capote, William S Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and the rest of the beats supposedly hung out there
- Café Haft - for a game of backgammon with a view, the cliff-clutching, multi-terraced hang out on rue Hafa in the Marshan district, has been popular since the 1920s and should you see anyone smoking something other than a cigarette, don’t ask, don’t tell
- Salon International de Tanger des Livres et des Arts - in spring, Tangier celebrates all things literary with this big multilingual book fair and cultural festival, headquartered in the magnificent gardens of the Moulay Hafid Palace, which is alone worth a visit
take a driver (totally worth it compared to taking a bus, plus taxi to the station etc) or rent a car for the whole trip around Morocco
- Riad Dar Rehla - owner Mohammed is the nicest person, he helped us like a star
- Association de patrimoine de Developpement de l’artisanal - artisan school, beautiful crafts and culturally very interesting
- Medina - just wonder around, it’s beautiful - the most traditional Moroccan one we have seen anywhere, not much tourism
- Sit in one of the Cafes around the squares and have a bus bus (small coffee with milk)
(by bus or car)
Aladdin - good food but don't stay in the hostel
- Just walk around this blue town. Everywhere is beautiful and so much to take in, beautiful picture material everywhere!
- Buy some ‘Kitama’ and enjoy those colours even more ;)
- Waterfalls - just outside town
- Food market - very traditional and local
- Kasbah - nice and idyllic for a lil wonder around
(by Bus or car)
Dar Labchara - best hotel in town, run by our Moroccan family, definitely mention us for extra nice treatment ;) beautiful old rhiad, delicious breakfast, beautiful people
- Berrada Family Restaurant - Best food in town!!!!
- White bean soup - little street kind of opposite Berrada... the soup is very traditional Moroccan but you can also find other good snacks. Just find a place that looks cleanish and has space - very busy down there
- Food Market down by Saffahin Square/Bab Khoukha - find a clean looking sandwich stand and order an omelette one with extra veggies and salad - delicious
- Have a bildia (spiced arab coffee) at one of the little cafes in the medina
- Pomegranate juice - when in season this is the most delicious and healthy thing to have, there are little stands all around and its safe to drink, at least we never had a problem ;)
- Cafe o'clock - nice for lunch, has a good terrace with sun
- Dar Tajine - restaurant right next to the tanneries, unfortunately a bit smelly but good food
Fekkahs - best cookies of Morocco, you can find them at little bakeries around the Medina or go to Patisserie la Villa in the new town - they are the best!!!
- Guided tour - a must!! Old town, Mallah, Mosques, little alleys, cemetery, ... VERY IMPORTANT that you say you dont want to go shopping, just culture. Ask at the riad.
- Wood Work Museum
Traditional music festival at the beginning of May
- Ifrane - when you need some fresh mountain air, drive into the mountain to little Switzerland (where you can even ski) or other berber villages
El Jadida and Oualidia
(easiest to rent a car for this)
In Oualida - fish fish fish... little stands by the beach with oysters and more but also a couple of good restaurants around. Check out this article for all the info!
- Must sees:
- or dos...learn to surf
Continue on to Safi and check out the typical colourful ceramics...we haven't been yet but it is high on the list. Then on to....
Riad Sabah - run by Hans a fellow Bavarian and his Moroccan wife, very nice with food from their organic farm from outside town - contact Hans here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Riad dar Aicha - very cheap but super nice!!!
This air b'n'b is also apparently very nice, a recommendation of a friend
Terrasse des epices - for lunch, beautiful terrace with lots of sunshine spots
NOMAD - for lunch and dinner
Le jardin - green oasis for a nice lunch
- Fish stand number 96 on the big square
- Digestive tea next to dancers on square after dinner
- Kosybar - good sushi and nice for chilling during day or night
- Le Fondouk - more upscale, nice roof garden
Dar Cherifa - super nice for lunch...culture centre, beautiful old building
Patisserie des Princes - more fekkahs and other traditional moroccan patisseries...sooo delicious
- Chez Faouzi - antique jewellery redone
- Raffia shoes - baboush section of medina
- La port d’Or - for antiques
Al Kawtar - ladies with disabilities that do very cute embroidery
- Beldi Hotel - for a nice wellness day/night and to enjoy their gardens
- Fellah Hotel - for a very relaxing time out from Marrakech's buzz
Atlas Mountains - for some hiking and a nice hotel treat at for example Kasbah Bourika
- Ouzoud waterfalls
- Toubkal Mountain
- Ourika Valley