The city of Tetouan is located in the north of Morocco. It is one of the country’s two main seaports on The Mediterranean Sea and is 40 miles (60km) east of the well known city of Tangier. This part of Morocco was previously under Spanish rule and the comfortable self catering apartments and villas in Tetouan will help you to uncover plenty of this region’s fascinating history.
Holidays in Tetouan, Morocco, are able to offer visitors ample distractions to keep them fully entertained for the duration of their North African break away. As this city is believed to have been founded as far back as the 3rd century B.C., prepared to be simply overwhelmed with the immense history that can be uncovered here. Within the city itself, many visitors are drawn to The Medina area. This is where you can see a lot of typical, white-washed buildings in the architectural style that is synonymous with this part of Morocco. In fact, this area has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also a number of fascinating mosques to be seen here and The Tetouan Royal Place is an absolute must: just at the entrance to The Medina itself.
If, on your holidays to Tetouan, you manage to escape to Tangier for the day, you will discover that this city also has an area known as The Medina. This is equally worth exploring as the culturally fascinating part of Tetouan is. Tangier is twice the size of Tetouan with a population of three quarters of a million inhabitants. This means that there are a myriad shopping opportunities in the city. Be prepared to haggle here and try to immerse yourself in the typical Moroccan culture - it really can be fun. If you fancy leaving the curious markets and bazaars for a while, why not take in some of the other attractions in Tangier. There are a good number of museums here and these include The Kasbah Museum, Musee D’art Contemporain, The Museum of Moroccan Arts and The Archaeological Museum. Do set some time aside to visit The Grand Mosque and The Church of the Immaculate Conception whilst you are in Tangier as well.
As your holidays in Tetouan will be spent in North Africa, it goes without saying that you can expect to enjoy some great weather; no matter the time of year you decide to go. Tetouan is on the Mediterranean Coast and therefore this can offer a little more comfortable temperatures than the interior of the country. Winters can still see temperatures hit the low twenties degrees Celsius and summers will see them go well into the thirties. Rainfall is typically low in this part of Morocco.
For your holidays in Tetouan, you will probably notice that there is an airport that serves this city (TTU). However, it may not be the most ideal for direct flights from the UK. Instead, Tangier Boukhalef Airport (TNG) may be much better for you; lying some 60 km away from your comfortable self catering accommodation in Tetouan. There are a few airlines offering flights to this part of the world and these include Ryan air, British Airways and Royal Air Maroc. The main London airports may be your best bet for flights to Tangier (e.g. London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR) and Luton (LTN)).