All the mystique of Morocco is just a short trip away from the Costa del Sol. You can be there on a short flight from Malaga, or by water on a one-hour catamaran ferry. Here are a few of our favorite ways to experience this nearby gem of North Africa.
Those with limited time on their itinerary can get a taste of Morocco on a day trip from Malaga or the Costa del Sol to Tangier. Cruise across the Strait of Gibraltar, kicking off your day with a panoramic view of the city. Follow your tour guide through the busy old medina (walled city) and souks, see the casbah (citadel), watch a traditional Berber performance, feast on an authentic Moroccan lunch, and be back in Spain by bedtime.
A country as vibrant and diverse as Morocco deserves as much time as you can give it, and an excellent way to experience the depth and breadth of its history and culture is on a multi-day tour through the country. Itineraries range from three to seven days, taking you to some of Morocco’s most popular destinations—tour ancient imperial Fez, stroll the gardens of Meknes, take a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains, observe fortune tellers and snake charmers in Marrakech’s El Fna Square, feel the pulse of cosmopolitan Casablanca, or bask on the Mediterranean beaches of Rabat.
Things to Know
- Day trips to Morocco can last upwards of 15 hours, so be prepared for a long day.
- Tours generally include round-trip transportation to Morocco by ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar from either Algeciras or Tarifa.
- Bring comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
- The official currency of Morocco is the dirham, but euros are also widely accepted.
- On multi-day trips, you can typically choose between standard and superior-grade accommodations.