Summer holidays in Morocco

Searing heat, culture in droves and sumptuous cuisine

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Ronnie McCluskey

Ronnie McCluskey
HomeAway travel expert

MoroccoIn recent years, North Africa in general has seen something of a resurgence when it comes to tourism. With a culture a world away from their European neighbours, tourists flock to experience the cultural diversity and tropical climates offered by the likes of Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. The latter is a virtually within touching distance of Spain, but could scarcely be more different as a summer holiday destination. Morocco can be so easily dismissed as an "unfashionable" choice, but the truth is that there is plenty to keep even the most tentative visitor entertained!

Regardless of what you’re looking for in your summer getaway, HomeAway is on hand to provide you with the perfect accommodation from our range of rental properties. To help you prepare for your trip, take a look at our guide to what you can expect when you arrive in Morocco.


Top five destinations in Morocco


Marrakech Marrakech

Probably the most archetypal image of Morocco stems from the city of Marrakech, a hub that is beautiful and bustling in equal measure. Djemaa el-Fna Square is the beating heart of it all, in essence a mass outdoor cabaret where anything goes. Anyone who loves to shop till they drop will be in their element amongst the maze of markets that line the streets and alleyways; or you may prefer to find yourself in the tranquillity of the Majorelle Garden.

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Tangier Tangier

The starting point for the vast majority of tourists travelling by ferry, Tangier lies on the northern tip of Morocco. Its exotic demeanour and luscious beaches contribute towards its popularity with visitors, as well as its singular and vibrant blend of African and European culture. Make time to visit the Kasbah Museum, a former Sultan’s palace resplendent with ancient artefacts and wonderful gardens, and also to take a stroll along the effervescent Terrasse des Paresseux for a spot of people watching.

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Casablanca Casablanca

Familiar in name to anyone who has seen the eponymous movie, the reality of this historic city may come as something of a surprise. Casablanca is relatively unassuming in comparison to other Moroccan cities, but the liberal lifestyle and thriving nightlife make a visit worthwhile. On the sightseeing front, the King Hassan II Mosque is one of the most breathtaking of its kind, boasting the world’s tallest minaret. All together now: Here’s looking at you, kid.

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Rabat Rabat

Moroccans pride themselves on the laid back nature of their country, but even by their standards the capital city is a shining example. One of the most fascinating attractions is Chella, an ancient Roman city that lies on the outskirts of Rabat, where storks build nests among the ruins. The historic Kasbah is one of the greatest places to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and also the finest view over the Atlantic coastline, perched as it is atop a cliff.

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Fez Fez

No, not the hat. Although the famous garment did originate from the one time Moroccan capital of the same name. Fez is one of the most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world, with the ancient medina a veritable labyrinth of markets and complex passages. Unquestionably, the best way to see Fez is on foot, particularly a walk around the historic city walls and the Merenid Tombs. For an insight into the city’s heritage, a visit to the tanneries to witness the art of leather making is a must.

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Summer Holiday Homes in Morocco

Alcudia Smir Sea-view Apartment

Apartment complex Alcudia Smir with communal pools and subtropical landscaped gardens is just a few minutes walk from the famous ‘Golden Mile’ beach. The apartment is situated on the 1st floor and consists of two bedrooms, living room with dining...

Riad Dar Zahira, daily cleaning and breakfast.

It is a charming family-friendly riad. Dar Zahira is located in a dead end street in the heart of Medina, in Essaouira. Samira, our cleaning lady, takes care of the cleaning and breakfasts daily, and she will offer you to go shopping with her in t...

Apartment facing the beach and the beach promenade, sea view, central

The apartment is located directly on the beach Malabata Plage and the beach promenade, but away from the major Avenues in a Residence with palm garden. It is central and yet quiet. In a Moroccan atmosphere the apartment consists of a spacious liv...

Luxurious 5 airconditioned bedroom villa in Sale.

Villa Yasmine is located on the outskirts of Salé, a neighbouring village of Rabat, in a recently build calm area. Rabat is the Capital and governmental city of Morocco. Salé is the city where the Royal family resides and it has a nice sea climate...

Stunning 3 bedroom villa on the beach with all comforts

Val d'Aglou in the south of Morocco- A 5 star private residence. This highly modern property is situated just 40 metres from the Atlantic ocean. The front line views of the ocean are truly magnificent. The living area is a complete open plan area ...
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