- Beach / Seaside Resort
I didn't stay long in Tangiers, the 'frontier town' with Europe, as it wasn't particularly to my liking. I can't really put my finger on why I didn't like Tangiers, because the city itself does have an undeniable charm. But I didn't stay there long enough to discover everything it had to offer.
That aside, it was in Tangiers that I tasted my first tagging and my first mint tea, and I immediately developed a serious addiction to both of them for the whole of my trip through Morocco!
The new city, established under the French protectorate, does have a few attractions, notably the Mendoubia park, where you'll be able to spot various different fruit trees. Also, I'd suggest a trip up to Faro square, where there's a belvedere which offers the perfect view over the Medina quarter, the port and the bay of Tangiers.
As with a lot of visitors, I love Tangier. The town has a very special feel, on Africa's threshold, facing Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. From the top of the town's hills you can see Spain, so close and yet so far to some.
Tangier's souk is particularly interesting and beautiful. Make sure you stop at one of its many cafes or restaurants with their panoramic views of the sea and ocean beyond. The sunsets are particularly spectacular.
I recommend that visitors arriving from Europe start their holiday in Morocco in Tangier and the north before heading down south. Arriving by boat on the African coast of Tangier is an unforgettable experience.