Until recently, Restinga-Smir was a small fishing village, but development has come quickly: it's now one of the region's priciest summering spots, Morocco's version of the Côte d'Azur in France. Rimmed by a long, uninterrupted coastline, the beaches here have yellow sand and are protected from wind. An amusement park, Smir, has roller coasters for kids; outfitters in the port area offer other diversions such as windsurfing, horseback riding, miniature golf, tennis, and camping, all of which your hotel can arrange. Marina Smir is lined with shops, cafés, and small restaurants geared toward tourists and affluent locals. Most upscale restaurants are in the hotels, but the seafood places on the marina are all good bets, grilling up the catch of the day in a pleasant outdoor atmosphere.
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