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Al Hoceima

Al Hoceima (Morocco)

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  • Port
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  • Handicraft
  • Place or Historical Monument
3 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
A 3-hour drive from Tangier
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Al Hoceima

Nina Montagné Seasoned Traveller
153 written opinions

Al Hoceïma is a very big port on Morocco's northern coast.

My suggestion:
Take a look around the city's port, which is something of a den of iniquity!
My review

Located on the northern coast of Morocco, Al Hoceïma is a very distinctive city 90 minutes from the Algerian border and about three hours from Tangier.

The area around Al Hoceïma is really beautiful, but the city itself doesn't have a lot going for it, in my opinion. Nevertheless, it is one of the biggest seaside resorts in Morocco because of its lovely beaches, which have now been ruined by all the concrete infrastructures.

It's the third biggest port in Morocco and a transit city where people arrive or depart by ferry to or from Europe before or after a holiday in Morocco. The ferry is also an exciting way to reach the country from the south of France!

Street scene in Al Hoceïma
Latéfa Faïz Seasoned Traveller
114 written opinions

To the north-east of Morocco, the seaside resort of Al Hoceima is the region's main tourist attraction.

My suggestion:
If you happen to visit the town port, think about buying some fish. The chef of the 'Club Nautique', the main restaurant of the port, can cook it for you!
My review

Al Hoceima is ideally located: I loved standing on top of the cliffs that overlook the bay, the view there is splendid.

Al Hoceima is perfect for a family getaway during a trip to Morocco: you can lazily dip your feet in the water of Quemado beach during any season. However, in summer, I would advise you to go to Asfiha beach. There along the stretch of grey sand, you will taste grilled sardines and chips.

Off the coast of Asfiha beach looms a small island known as el Peñón de Alhucemas, or literally 'Lavender Rock'. It is a rocky fortress and one of the last Spanish fortifications in North Africa, a point of contention between Spain and Morocco. I remember the view of this massive white fortress. Unfortunately, a visit there is impossible because the fortress houses soldiers.

View from the town centre
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