Many tourists flock the country all year round, but there are still many hidden gems that are still waiting to be explored. On your vacation here, you can leave the tourist hotspots and explore these fascinating hidden gems which will make your vacation memorable.
Top five hidden spots in Morocco
Go sightseeing at Goulmima
This can be found in a wide inlet of the Gheris, and it is among the most mind-blowing palm groves of the South of Morocco. One of the best things to do here is to go hiking, and you will love the magnificent views of abundant waters and the shades of gardens.
This is situated in the northern part of central Morocco in a scenic location and it is surrounded by the Atlas Mountains. If you are a nature lover, you should visit the National park here which is close to the main city. The park homes two stunning lakes and Atlas cedar trees, another activity that you can do here is to visit the source of the Oum Er-Rbia River which is a cascading waterfall.
Relax at Jebha
This is a small beach that is surrounded by pinkish sculptured cliffs and it can be found at the base of the Occidental Rif mountains which gives mind-blowing views. Some of the things to do here are to go on scuba-diving, windsurfing, and regatta.
This was once a Spanish colonial city, and it is located in northern Morocco and sit along the Atlantic coast. This is a perfect place to go people watching and see how the locals live while you walk through the medina. You can relax in the serene Jardin de Lions while taking lots of pictures of the street arts there.
Have fun at Porto Rico
This can be found between the city of Dakhla and the Mauritanian border, and you will enjoy its stunning golden sand beach with turquoise water. This attraction offers an ideal climate all year round, and it is not well known by the locals. This is also an ideal place to go surfing.
Languages Spoken in Morocco
The language spoken in Morocco are English, French, Spanish, Berber, Arabic, most people speak Moroccan Arabic or Darija. Arabic and French are used in official settings while Spanish is used mostly in the north and there is an increase in the popularity of the English language everywhere. You should be able to get around with English and knowing a few words of French.
Women need to wear something more conservatively to as to avoid unwanted attention as you can be harassed even if you are traveling with guys. If you are visiting mosques, you will have to cover down to wrists and ankles. You should try to have a scarf or shawl in hand as you may not know when you will need it.
Learn to Haggle.
You will need to know how to haggle if you want to shop in the markets or medinas. You should also bargain with cab drivers before you get into the cab to avoid unnecessary arguments with the driver.
Be cautious of Local Guides
Although it is cool to hire a local guide to get insight into the country, you should also try to be cautious of them. This is because some local guides have relationships with different stalls and which they will get a percentage of the sales you made, and you should try to haggle yourself for the best prices.
Careful What Water You Use
You should try to use bottled water for brushing your teeth and for drinking, you should also be careful of using ice when you are out of the hotel.
Ask before taking photos (and you may have to pay).
You should be careful while taking pictures of people and shops when you walk through the markets as the locals may get angry at you. You should try to ask for permission before you take pictures as some will demand that you pay before you do so.