Morocco is a beguiling holiday destination and, in most people’s minds, synonymous with the Sahara desert and its red dunes… However, Morocco is a very diverse country and there are many reasons to visit. The Morocco Atlantic Coast is a journey that includes the last remnants of Europe in the North to the entry into the majestic south.
Travelling through the North of Morocco, I took the measure of the Spanish influence of Morocco. Spanish is still widely spoken in places like Tangier, Chefchaouen and Tetouan, which was a surprise to me… But there is an even bigger remnant of Spanish influence in Morocco. Believe it or not, there are islands or rock-fortresses gently nestled against the Mediterranean Coast where the Spanish flag still flies. It’s been like this since the 15th Century and is a serious point of contention between the two nations. They cannot be visited but here are a few tips on how to get close to the controversial Spanish Islands of Morocco.
Spain is really not far from Morocco. Across the Mediterranean, you think? Spain is actually within Morocco too! There are two really interesting, and also controversial, Spanish territories to visit when you are touring the North of Morocco: Ceuta and Melilla. Here is what you need to know about the Spanish Enclaves of Morocco.
Morocco is a terribly exotic destination, full of bright colours and vibrant flavours. For a first time in Morocco, you are likely to explore cities such as Marrakech or Fes. However, the countryside is incredibly beautiful and adventurous. If you are keen on a road trip, Morocco is a great destination and driving is not as daunting as it seems. Driving the most dangerous and the most beautiful roads in Morocco is a great adventure. I have three itineraries for you to choose from.