On the north-western coastline of Morocco lies the wonderfully vibrant Rabat region. As home to the capital of Morocco, renting an apartment for a Rabat region holiday will mean that you are kept busy for most of your trip. If you are looking for an adventure that is filled with history, tradition, sights and activities, then a holiday rental apartment in the Rabat region is the perfect answer. The region is also a good choice for those solely after some sun, sand and sea. With so many beautiful beaches in the area, you can have a truly relaxing experience.
A Rabat region holiday has a lot to offer and it is unlikely that you will be able to see and do everything in such a short time! For those who love the sun and watersports, the Rabat region is the perfect location for a beach holiday. There are several sandy, unspoilt beaches to be discovered in the region which are perfect for relaxing in the sun. Watersports on offer at the beaches include fishing, sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, diving and paragliding. Other activities accessible in the Rabat region include tennis, swimming, hiking, hot air balloon rides, camel rides, mountain biking, walking, bird watching and horse riding. Golf is prominent in the region, particularly in the capital city of Rabat, where visitors will find the internationally renowned Royal Dar es Salaam Golf Club.
No visit to the Rabat region would be complete without a trip to the capital city of Rabat. The city is packed full of history, having been around since before the Romans. Many visitors come to Rabat to see some of the greatest landmarks that Morocco has to offer. A definite must on your itinerary is the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. This building is a beautiful white structure with a prominent green tile roof. If was completed in 1971 and holds the tombs of King Hassan II and his son, Prince Abdullah. Also worth a visit is Chellah. Located on the outskirts of Rabat, this is an old necropolis that has a lot of prominent Roman features from when it was the Roman town of Sala Colonia. Visitors can walk down cobbled Roman streets and see beautifully preserved arches. Chellah also has some wonderfully stunning landscaped gardens to walk through.
Due to its locality along the Atlantic Ocean coastline of Morocco the Rabat region enjoys a fairly temperate climate. This means that it is cool in winter and warm in summer but not as hot as some of the other parts of the country. The average daytime temperature in the summer months is 28°C. During the winter months the average daytime temperature reaches a modest 18°C. There are also favourable winds that blow into the region from the Atlantic Ocean which help to keep visitors cool during the hotter days. Rainfall days are few and far between in the months of July and August. November and December are the months that are the wettest with up to 3 inches of rain falling during this time.
Visitors on a Rabat region holiday will land at Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA), which is approximately 8 kilometres north-east of the centre of the capital city of Rabat. There are no direct flights from the UK to the Rabat region but several airlines offer affordable indirect flights including Air France, British Airways, KLM, Delta and Royal Air Maroc. Passengers can depart from several UKairports such as Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), Aberdeen (ABZ), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX), Bristol (BRS) and Newcastle(NCL).