Located in the northeast of Morocco, Tangier and Tetouan are both ancient cities providing the important link between Europe and the rest of Morocco. Tangier is Morocco’s oldest inhabited city, on a huge sandy bay on the Straights of Gibraltar, whilst Tetouan, the most Spanish of all the Moroccan cities, is surrounded by some of the most fascinating ancient discoveries in the country. You could spend many, many weeks exploring from self catering accommodation in Tangier or Tetouan and never run out of fantastically entertaining things to do.
The beaches of the Tangier – Tetouan region are quite stunning. The white and golden sand beaches which line the southern Mediterranean are as good, if not better, than the beaches of the European Mediterranean, and far less crowded. Attracted by the peace and beauty of these beaches, Tangier accommodation and Tetouan property are in high demand for much of the year. Due to its location on the shores of the Straights of Gibraltar, Tangier apartments and villas are the most popular beach holiday rentals in Morocco. Diving, windsurfing and sailing are particularly popular activities along this stretch of coast too.
Just walking the streets of any town, city or village in the Tetouan – Tangier area of Morocco is a pleasurable experience. There are numerous atmospheric cafes, restaurants and clubs in which to spend a few relaxing hours, and snake charmers and street performers are regularly sighted. The shops, souks and markets which are found in the larger settlements of the area sell an amazing variety of goods, from local agricultural products to intricate local crafts. The jewellery, leather goods and carpets are particularly good quality.
In the rural regions of the Tangier – Tetouan area, sporting holidays thrive. Tetouan accommodation or Tangier property is a great base for golfing holidays, hiking breaks and even camel safaris through the desert, as well as hunting and skiing in the winter, high in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains.
Taking a villa or apartment in Tangier is like stepping back in time. The traditional Moroccan culture still lives very strongly in Tangier, with the smells of delicious traditional cuisine wafting from the windows of old, whitewashed Tangier villas, and the sounds of furious bargaining emanates from the traditional souks throughout the city. Tangier is a lively, bustling city which attracts the yachts of millionaires from across the world, not only for the vibrant city streets, but also because of the stunning beaches, historical attractions and magnificent way of life, which revolves around family apartments in Tangier, bustling markets and atmospheric cafes.
Tetouan is the capital of Northern Morocco. Filled with amazing buildings from throughout the ages, there is a wonderful atmosphere in Tetouan, although it may take a few hours to learn to ignore students and touts trying to get your attention. Tours are easily taken from the city, as many taxi drivers are also excellent tour guides, which make your exploration of the city both easy and rewarding. Tetouan really deserves its title as the cultural capital, with ancient forts, mosques and palaces to visit from any self catering Tetouan property rental.
There are very few times when you will receive poor weather conditions when staying in a Tangier villa, apartment or rental property. There are over 320 days of sunshine every year, meaning you would be really unlucky to get a week of rain during your stay in Tangier accommodation. Average temperatures in summer reach almost 35˚C, whilst in winter, you can still use the pool of a villa in Tangier or Tetouan as temperatures average over 22˚C.
There are airports in both Tangier (TNG) and Tetouan (TTU), making reaching Tangier accommodation and Tetouan property remarkably easy from the UK. There are cheap flights available to both airports from major airports across the UK, so there is no reason to delay booking your flight to Tangier, villa or apartment in Tangier or Tetouan and get ready to relax in style.