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Tired of the same old vacation spots? Curious where those ‘in-the-know’ travelers are heading?

In 2023, a record number of people flocked to this captivating country.

While tried and true destinations are continuing to attract visitors in huge numbers, travelers are exploring unusual and off-the-beaten-track countries in record numbers, too.  

Beautiful young woman happy to travel in Morocco. Ait-Ben-Haddou kasbah on background

An incredible 14.5 million tourists chose to visit this fascinating country in 2023 which was 12% more than in 2022. As a result, 2023 was declared an exceptional tourism year.  

Here are 7 reasons why you should visit this fascinating country breaking all–time tourism records:  

Morocco: Where Ancient Meets Modern

Beautiful view of the square in the blue city of Chefchaouen.

We’re talking about Morocco, and 60% of visitors are attracted by its culture and heritage.  

Morocco is a fascinating country that has been influenced by both ancient Roman and Islamic cultures, which make it truly unique.  

You can choose to visit Fes, Marrakech, Meknes, and Rabat which are the 4 imperial cities of Morocco and all have been the capital of the country at some point. Marrakech is famous for its vast souks and bustling atmosphere while Meknes is the most laid-back of Morocco’s cities.  

Cultural highlights of the destination include the Ait Benhaddou Oasis in the Moroccan desert, the many Phoenician and Roman artifacts in Fez and Meknes, and the beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen.  

Sun, Sand, & Surprises: Morocco’s Best Beaches

Tangier morocco landscape in Africa from the bay

Morocco might not be an obvious choice for a beach vacation, but its expansive stretch of coastline is packed with beautiful golden sand beaches that shouldn’t be missed and that attract visitors from around the world.  

Tangier and Agadir are Morocco’s 2 most popular beach resorts with foreign visitors. These are well equipped with excellent facilities. But you will also find remote beaches in the Moroccan desert that are more accessible than you might think.  

Morocco is also a popular destination for both advanced and beginner surfers. The high surf season in Morocco runs from September to March and the Agadir Region and Taghazout areas of the country boast the best waves.  

From Mountains to Deserts: Explore Morocco’s Wonders

Moroccan ruins in Atlas Mountains, Morocco, Africa

Morocco is a country of many diverse landscapes. From the heady heights of the Atlas Mountains to the huge expanse of the Sahara Desert, you can enjoy different vistas throughout your stay.  

The High Atlas mountains are easily accessible from Marrakesh and are popular with climbers, hikers, and mountain bikers. You can also arrange horse riding tours through its foothills.  

Meanwhile, the Sahara is easily accessible from several places in Morocco, and overnight camping trips, camel rides, and stargazing tours of the dark night skies are also incredibly popular.  

Timeless Beauty: Morocco’s Architectural Masterpieces

Panoramic sunset view of Marrakech and old medina, Morocco

Morocco is a country packed full of outstanding architectural wonders. The population is made up of Arabs and Berbers, you’ll find Andalusian influences from Spain, and there are also Roman and colonial era legacies here too.  

You’ll find incredibly beautiful mosques here and traditional riads too. Morocco is well-known for its traditional tile work and many of its buildings use this alongside decorative plasterwork and intricate carvings. 

Interested in exploring Morocco’s most beautiful architecture? Some of the best buildings include the University of al Quaraouiyine in Fes, the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, and the Saadian Tombs in Marrakech. 

Spice, Flavor, Feast: Why Foodies Love Morocco

Moroccan Lamb And Vegetable Couscous, Moroccan Food, Morocco, North Africa

Morocco is a popular destination for foodies thanks to its incredible dishes that take on global influences. The flavor palette is unlike anywhere else in the world.  

Typical Moroccan dishes rely heavily on herbs and spices. Seafood and fish are especially plentiful in coastal areas and meat is common in most dishes too.

Whether you want a traditional tagine or the wide array of tasty Moroccan pastries you won’t go hungry here.  Moroccan mint tea is the best way to end a meal.

Morocco is a great place to eat if you’re on a budget. There are good and affordable restaurants in every city. You’re sure of an exciting culinary experience in Morocco and many people travel here just for the food.

Warm Hearts & Open Doors: Experience Moroccan Hospitality

Tourists Riding A Camel In Agadir, A Coastal Resort City On The Atlantic Coast Of Morocco, North Africa

Moroccan boasts an incredibly tolerant and welcoming population. Moroccan people are hospitable and friendly to their guests.  French is commonly spoken here, but English is widely spoken in the most popular tourist areas.

Morocco has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the most tolerant of the Arab nations and is one of the safer African nations too.  

The U.S. Department of State has given Morocco a Level 2 Travel Advisory rating, meaning that it’s safe to visit, but travelers should exercise increased caution.

Incredible Shopping Find Unique Gifts & Moroccan Crafts

the old streets of the medina in fez morocco

Morocco might not be known for shopping in the traditional sense, though you can find big-brand names and luxury labels. But shopping in the country’s Medinas is a highlight of any visit for many travelers.  

Medina is the term given to a city’s historical downtown area they are the perfect place to hunt for traditional Moroccan handicrafts. 

The craftspeople here are talented and often inherit their skills from their parents and grandparents. You’ll find items such as jewelry, rugs, leather items, and teapots in abundance as well as local teas and spices. It’s a great place to find a souvenir.  

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