The Best Destinations in Morocco You Shouldn't Miss

Daniela Ramos

If there’s a country that I feel I’ve gotten to know quite well, it’s Morocco. With so many beautiful destinations, it would be impossible to see everything in just one visit (unless you happen to have several months to spare). After almost a dozen flights to Morocco, here's a list of my favorite destinations to help you plan your perfect trip to this gem of a country in northern Africa.

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Marrakech – The Red City of Morocco

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Marrakech is both weird and wonderful.

The pink hues splattered all over the walls, the labyrinth-like medina, the sumptuous carpets to be found in every corner, the endless array of extravagant souvenirs, the performers that pulse up the city’s main square. It all adds up to a destination full of character.

If you’re into shopping, Marrakech will definitely please you – there are so many souks here that having to even pick what to buy can feel overwhelming! Even after having visited Marrakech seven times, I still keep finding new shops and alleys filled with amazing crafts to get lost in.

How long to stay in Marrakech: 2 days

Essaouira – Morocco’s Wind City

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Sea-side chillness was the norm during my time in Essaouira. Dubbed ‘The Wind City of Africa’ due to the coastal wind that hits the city year-round, this relaxed surfing town boasts an array of vibrant streets and an incredibly quaint fortified medina.

I found Essaouira to be the perfect escape from the bustle and hustle of Marrakech and the ideal destination in Morocco for those who enjoy a more chillaxed vibe. I never got harassed here, and shopping was a breeze compared to more popular destinations like Fez. I loved Essaouira so much that I extended my stay here to a week even though the original plan was to stay only two days.

How long to stay in Essaouira: 2 days

Oasis Du Fint – Morocco’s rural paradise

Oasis du Fint was my first taste of rural Morocco and my second favorite destination in Morocco overall.

If nature, village life, and off-the-beaten-paths are your jam, then Fint Oasis is the place for you. Tucked in the middle of the desert of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, this little Oasis is the breathing lung of four small Berber villages.

It doesn’t really get more rural than here. Women washed their clothes by the oasis, mothers collected reeds from the water to re-build their rooftops, men walked side-by-side with their donkeys, and the villagers gossiped in front of their mud houses.

I loved getting lost in the desert, walking bare-footed through the sand-covered ground, climbing massive rocks, greeting the local passers-by, and forgetting that a world outside existed at all.

How long to stay in Oasis du Fint: 1 or 2 days

Chefchouen – The Blue City of Morocco

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If I had to choose my favorite place in Morocco, it would definitely be Chefchouen. No, scratch that, it’s probably one of my favorite places in the world. Like, if I ever were to write a book, I’d rent myself a cozy apartment here and spend my days writing away while sitting on a window sill.

I mean, have you ever wondered what it would be like to jump into an acrylic painting hung on a wall? Walking amid the blue-washed walls of Chefchouen feels exactly like that.

How long to stay in Chefchouen: 1 day or two days if you'd like to hit some of the hiking trails on the mountains around Chefchouen.

Have you ever visited Morocco? What are some other great destinations to check out while traveling there?

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The journey has been full of highs and lows of all sorts – of grand adventures, heartbreak, self-discovery, screw ups, and lonely roads. I wouldn’t change any of it. While I’m no longer traveling full-time anymore and I am now based in the wonderland that is Mexico City, you’re more likely to find me in some far-off place than at home. I’m a firm believer in the law of attraction, and I hope my stories inspire you to take the leap and follow your dreams!

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