Morocco located in North Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Mediterranean Sea. However, most of its coastline borders the Atlantic, with only around 200 kilometers – from the point around the Tangier-Tetouan region to the eastern border of Algeria – bordering the Mediterranean. To get an idea of the topography of Morocco, the regions vary from mountainous areas (in the northern and interior regions) to fertile plains for agriculture (in coastal areas) to valleys with extreme climates (more inland and closer to the Sahara, it becomes warmer and more extreme).
Although it is not too difficult to move from one place to another in the most popular areas of Morocco, traveling outside the northwest and coastal regions is difficult. There are things to see and do in the east or south, but getting to these attractions is somewhat tricky.
Some Highlights on the Map
Northern Morocco is full of authenticity, with whitewashed Moorish buildings, desolate beaches, and fields of cannabis. While northern Morocco seems to be a little “behind” on some of the most popular tourist destinations in the south, it is slowly gaining ground while preserving its traditions, history,, and culture.
Fes (or Fez) is located in the central and northern region of Morocco, but not along the coast, and is the oldest imperial city in the country. You can read and watch our video of Fez on our guides for initiated travelers.
Tangier is another popular city in the northern region of Morocco. It has always been one of the most intriguing and exotic regions of Morocco, but it has changed over the past decade. Although it has a charming coast, Tangier is a city in transition and is in the process of redefining itself.
Chefchaouen located between Fez and Tangier in the Rif Mountains. You will find Chefchaouen (also known as Chaouen), a beautiful town surrounded by the Rif Mountains. Although the area is a “dry” town, which means no alcohol is allowed, it is known for its kif (marijuana).because the cannabis fields cover the hills outside the town. Marijuana consumption is illegal in Morocco, but its export continues to increase.
Marrakech considered a must for the first visit to Morocco. Located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, it is a hopping (and trendy) tourist hotspot.
Other Spots on the Map
Western Morocco is home to other popular destinations. including the country’s capital, Rabat. Some other extremely popular cities along the Atlantic coast include Essaouira, Agadir, and Casablanca. The coastal plains are rich in agriculture, and have a much milder climate than the interior regions or located towards the south.
Casablanca is the largest and most populous city in the country. The city of Casablanca has a flourishing commercial and economic heart and the Bouskoura .the forest is the only attraction linked to the nature of the city. Casablanca is home to Mohammed V International Airport, the busiest airport in the country.
Getting Around Morocco
DesertBrise Travel offers a variety of unique itineraries that allow you to discover the real Morocco. Our diverse tour gives you a glimpse of the country’s highlights in both culture and landscape. while our imperial city tour takes you to the most inspiring places, including museums, UNESCO sites, etc. We also have various trips to the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Take advantage of our website, our quality articles and don’t hesitate to join us on Facebook and Twitter.