Why Morocco Is The Perfect Destination For Everyone
Morocco. When many of us think of this country, we think of a land of mystery and intrigue, beautiful fabrics and great food, souks and bazaars selling all sorts of beautiful things, deserts and a rich culture steeped in history
There really is no other place like it. You can wake up to to the sounds of crashing waves in the resort of Essaouira, spend the afternoon having a peruse of the exotic wares of Marrakesh souks and finish the day watching the sun go down against the backdrop of the Atlas mountains. Those who love to explore the great outdoors will enjoy venturing off into the Sahara desert, while city explorers and history buffs will love the imperial cities. Here, we explore some of the must-do activities in Morocco that pretty much everyone will enjoy.
For the FoodiePhoto by Sergey Pesterev on Unsplashs
If you love food, you will love Morocco. Almost as soon as you step off the plane, your nose will be assaulted with a heady mix of spices and herbs, emanating from the countless markets and food stalls. Moroccans are huge foodies, and that shoes in their delicious local cuisine. From simple homemade breads to tasty tagines, incredible sit-down meals to delicious street-foods, you will not be disappointed. Why not try your hand at one of the many cooking courses on offer?
For the shopaholics
It is pretty much impossible to leave a traditional Moroccan souk or bazaar without a bag bursting at the seams with aromatic spices, handcrafted pottery, carpets, and rugs woven by hand and fabrics made of beautiful patterns that you can find nowhere else. It really is a shoppers paradise! Don't forget to brush up on your haggling skills before hitting the markets!
For the families
As we said above, there really is something for everyone in Morocco, and that includes families. The souks can be a source of great interest and fascination, and more often than not, they will come out with pockets bursting at the seams with sweets - the Moroccans love kids! Just watch the faces of the older men break out into big clown smiles while they entertain the kids! Most resorts have nannies, children clubs and babysitting services you can head off for a much overdue date night!
For the adventurers
Every adrenalin seeker should have Morocco on their travel bucket list. After all, it is home to the incredible Sahara desert! From sand surfing to camel rides, hot air balloons to 4x4 rallies and racing, there is no shortage of exciting things to do to get that blood pumping.
For the historians
Morocco has an incredibly rich history going back thousands and thousands of years. The oldest human remains, dated at over 300,000 years old, were found here! All around you can find evidence of medieval cities and Roman ruins. Don't forget to visit the city of Fez, a pedestrian-only town which is a designated UNESCO heritage site.
As you can see, there really is something for everyone in Morocco. The only problem is choosing what you want to do first!