Morocco has a long coastline on both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, varied with people and cultures. One can go surfing, hiking, and skiing (yes - skiing!), among many other activities. This destination is truly an underestimated paradise that must be explored by every avid traveler.
A Surfers Dream
The strong winds and choppy waters around Taghazoute attract surf lovers from all over. Best surfing times are around October to March, with various competitions happening too. Locals suggest that less experienced surfers try the waves in the area known as banana beach, which is a long right-hand point break that curves in the shape of a banana.
Take A Trip To The Agafay Desert
If you're only stopping over in Morocco for a short time, the Agafay Desert is only an hours drive from Marrakesh. Its lunar-like vistas extend across the rugged plateau. The rocky landscapes are ideal for quad biking, hiking and of course camel trekking. Many visitors enjoy the 4x4 off-road adventures with the many camping areas, for you to sleep under the stars.
If you're perhaps looking for something a bit more challenging, then take a look at the excellent places for trekking and hiking. With many routes suited for people from most fitness and experience levels, the Atlas Mountains and the northern Rif Mountains are popular local trails.
Paradise Valley is also another great option for hikers who want to hike closer to the seaside resort of Agadir. This unforgettable exploration will have you walking amongst palm-lined gorges, rocky terrains and chatting to locals. One of Morocco's most challenging hikes in the week-long Toubkal Circuit. From the first day of trekking, you will be immersed in everyday Berber life. At the end of the day, you will be able to relax in village cafes and enjoy a cup of mint tea or paddle alongside refreshing rivers and the turquoise shores of Lac D'ifni.
Try Africa's Only Heli-Skiing
Heliski Marrakech is a renowned ski and all year round adventure organization. Only an hour away from Marrakech, the resort runs from mid- February to mid-April. Unlike most heli-ski operations this one in Morocco is not a frenetic ski-all day program. With a very laid back feel, the Atlas Mountains, just like the Alps, are certainly dramatic and awe-inspiring. Guests can soak up the sun around the resorts swimming pool amongst the olive groves and enjoy lunches as they appreciate the mellow vibe in this magnificent location.
Africa never stops surprising us with all these diverse adventure spots. It's time to venture out of your comfort zone and explore the markets, the resorts and of course the beautiful natural surroundings of this incredible location, that is Morocco.