Morocco is situated in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The nation is blessed to have mountains, desert and also vast beaches ranging from the Atlantic Ocean to the great Saharan desert!
The interior part of the nation has rugged mountains surrounded by endless sand dunes of the desert. Whereas it is also blessed to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Only Spain and France share this unique feature. Invariably for travellers, Morocco provides a problem of plenty. From eco-tourism to adventure tourism to beach tourism, Morocco can satisfy one and all.
The major tourist destinations of Morocco can be roughly segregated into seven regions. The first set of these are the four Imperial capital cities i.e. Fes, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat. These locations cater to heritage tourism and leisure tourism apart from great opportunities for culture tourism.
The next region can be ascertained as Casablanca, the largest city of Morocco. The opportunities for culture tourism and heritage tourism is splendid even in this location with monuments such as the Hassan II Mosque, which has the world’s tallest minaret.
The next region is Tangier and its surroundings. Tangier has been the muse for many an artist and the setting for several movies. From leisure tourism to heritage tourism to cultural tourism Tangier satisfies all these urges and more.
The next region too share the movie legacy with Tangier. Ouarzazate is setting for many a Hollywood blockbuster. It also is home to the fortified village (ksar) of Ait Benhaddou. The village has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Heritage tourism and cultural tourism flourishes in this region.
And lastly, the beach resort at Agadir on the southern Atlantic coast. Agadir is located in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains. The resort town is famous for its golf tourism opportunities. The vast beach and the promenade by it lined with cafes, restaurants and bars serve as the perfect setting for leisure tourism as well as beach tourism.
With active governmental promotion, Atlas and Rif Mountains have grown in leaps and bounds in activity and adventure tourism. These provide excellent walking and trekking opportunities through its trekking circuits.
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