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Top 10 Places to visit in Morocco

Morocco Travel Series The Top Ten places to visit in Morocco

Morocco is one of the most diverse countries the world and certainly in the recent years it’s growing out to become the No. 1 tourist destination on its own right. Today’s numerous economical flights, which now fly to over 6 cities in Morocco enable anyone to drop there and spend a great weekend in one of the beautiful cities of the country. No matter if you want to do a cultural exploration of the Islamic – Oriental- Northern African cultural heritages, if you want a culinary tour, or some days of Sun-Sea-Sand, you can now combine all these when in Morocco.
In this article I would like to provide you some guidance on what I think are the top 10 things you shouldn’t miss out on trying or doing when in Morocco.
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Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Morocco - Part 1

Dragon Beach – Dakhla

Dragon Beach Dakhla

This beach is just as beautiful as a beach can possibly get. Situated at the South Western Part of Morocco, in the country’s semi-independent Western Sahara region this place is literally where Sahara meets the sea.  Dakhla is located at a very spectacular peninsula which is just perfect as one can find both the wilder and the calmer beach sections in its lovely bayside area. The color of the sea is just incredibly here. Pair this up with the yellow-white sand and there you go.

Dakhla has a very specific history in which was one of the Spanish colonial cities and a hub of Spanish Western Sahara under the name of Villa Cisneros and it is from here where the last Spanish colonist has left the Western Sahara Region in 1976 giving up the governing of the region to the joint Moroccan and Mauritanian forces. The region’s place is still in question but as of now it is under Moroccan governance.
Dragon Beach Morocco
Dragon Beach Dakhla

From the point of view of beach and sea-sports tourism Dakhla is getting a growing recognition for its outstanding beach the Dragon Beach which given the fact that it’s by the Atlantic Ocean ( meaning much larger waves and bigger wind)  make it just the perfect place to numerous watersports such as kitesurfing, surfing, diving, boating just to name a few.  Dakhla has an immense potential for beach tourism in the future thanks to its wonderful geographical location, to its year-long warm climate and due to the fact that it has its own airport. Luckily right now, the area is still off the beaten track and mostly sportsmen visit it.

Getting There: Being way down South, Dakhla was the first Western Saharan City with an airport which functions to this day, mainly for domestic and short haul international flights. The best way to get there is to take a flight from Casablanca. The city also has air connection with Gran Canaria. If you are getting there from Agadir, you can catch a CTM, Satas or Supratours bus that take you there within 8-10 hours.
Dragon Beach Morocco sunset

Accommodation: Dakhla has charming bungalow hotels which are really must-see, because they encompass our most beautiful dreams of the perfect beach holiday. One of the best accommodation I would like to suggest you to check out is the Spanish Kite Morocco which has perfect, top notch bungalows for rent all year long. Click here to learn more about them. If you are more budget conscious you can locally rent a room or even a house for a fragment of the price too.

Extra activities:  the town itself is small but being at the foot of Sahara you can get on a camel trip anytime, there are regular tours to the Sahara as well.

Check out my Pinterest on the Ten Most Beautiful Moroccan beaches for the pics I have there so far. It's continuously growing.  


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