Morocco

Morocco Highlights

"Much mor"

  • Mountains & Desert: landscapes for adventure
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Ancient Medinas
  • Moroccan Activities
  • Camel Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Cooking
  • Shopping in the souqs
  • Traditional Life

Morocco Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Morocco

Climbing & Mountainering, Kitesurfing, Mountain Biking, Surfing, Trekking, Wind Surfing

Country Profile

Capital: Rabat

Important cities: Rabat, Agadir, Casablanca, El Jadida, Essaouira, Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes, Ouarzazate, Tangier, Taroudannt, Tetouan, Al Hoceima

Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 446,550 km2

Languages: Arabic, Tamazight, French, Spanish

Mobile Phone: 4G is available in most cities and many towns. For unlocked phones, local mobile SIM cards are a cheaper option. The major mobile-phone networks are Méditel, Maroc Telecom and Inwi.

Country code: +212

Electricity: 220V, 50Hz

Internet TLD: .ma

Time Zone: UTC+1

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel

Weather

Description: There's a strong variety of weather across Morocco.

  • Mediterranean: It dominates the coastal Mediterranean regions of the country, along the (500 km strip), and some parts of the Atlantic coast. Summers are hot to moderately hot and dry. Winters are generally mild and wet, typical to the coastal areas of the west Mediterranean. Annual Precipitation in this area vary from 600–800 mm in the west to 350–500 mm in the east. Notable cities that fall into this zone are Tangier, Tetouan, Al Hoceima, Nador and Safi.
  • Sub-Mediterranean: It influences cities that show Mediterranean characteristics, but remain fairly influenced by other climates owing to their either relative elevation, or direct exposure to the North Atlantic Ocean.
  • Continental: This type of climate dominates the mountainous regions of the north and central parts of the country, where summers are hot to very hot, . Winters on the other hand are cold, and lows usually go beyond the freezing point. And when cold damp air comes to Morocco from the northwest. It often snows abundantly in this part of the country. Notable cities are Khenifra, Imilchil, Midelt and Azilal.
  • Alpine: This type of climate is found in some parts of the Middle Atlas Mountain range and the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountain range. Summers are very warm to moderately hot, and winters are longer, cold and snowy. In this part of country, there are many ski resorts, such as Oukaimeden and Mischliefen. Notable cities are Ifrane, Azrou and Boulmane.
  • Semi-arid: This type of climate is found in the south of the country and some parts of the east of the country, where rainfall is lower and annual precipitations are between 200 and 350 mm. However, one usually finds Mediterranean characteristics in those regions, such as the precipitation pattern and thermal attributes. Notable cities are Agadir, Marrakesh and Oujda.

When should you go: Morocco should be visited on spring and autumn, from April to October.

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