Tangier and the Mediterranean Travel Guide
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Plan Your Tangier and the Mediterranean Vacation
Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the backbone of the Rif Mountains are figurative golden gates through which many travelers enter Morocco. Though not associated with the maroc typique of deserts and oases, this northern region holds all the Arabian Nights allure that many people associate with the country—as well as an energy unparalleled in the rest of Morocco. The ancient cities of Tangier and Tetouan offer a glimpse of evolving urban Morocco with their Arab-inspired sophistication, European dress and languages, palm-lined boulevards, and extensive infrastructure for travelers. Here the vast majority of the population is under 25, and the streets are full of children until late in the evening, especially in the summer months. Tangier is in sharp contrast to the villages and small towns along the Rif Mountains routes, where regional dress and a traditional, agricultural way of life persist. As you travel farther east, the language shifts from Arabic to Rifi Berber (Tarifit), spotted with Spanish and French.
Accommodations in the north range from opulent to downright spare, with everything in between. You'll have a range of options in most areas. Hotels in Tangier...read more
As much of a mosaic as the region itself, northern Moroccan cuisine combines influences from several other cultures with added spices and native ingredients—and...read more
Things To Do in Tangier and the Mediterranean
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Tangier: This city charms many newcomers with its eye-popping views, calm breezes, its internationalism, and its friendly inhabitants who are... Read more
The one constant across northern Morocco is outstanding beaches. From crowded city beaches to miles of empty space, from fine sand to high cliffs... Read more
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