Swedish Foreign Affairs Group




Travel guide: Morocco

Morocco is a country with a population known as berber and many fall in love with this country. From the colorful and large markets filled with the rich aromas of spices to the lively Atlas Mountains, there is just so much to see in this incredible berbian North African country.

Holiday in Morocco for a week or two to catch up and reveal all the hidden Moroccan treasures. Getting around in Morocco is easy and there are many transport options for you as a tourist.

In Morocco, they speak the Berber language as well as a variant of Arabic called darija. Many also speak French and Spanish. The English have not yet got a proper foothold in the country but more young people choose to study English.

For Westerners, Morocco is an immediate and enduring fascination with only an hour’s ride by ferry from Spain. So close but still it feels very far from Europe at once.

Fez is perhaps the most beautiful of all cities and maintains a life that is still rooted in the Middle Ages. While it is still possible in the mountains of the Atlas and the Rifs to produce tribal maps of the Berber population.

The contrasts between Ville Nouvelle (the newer sections of the city) and ancient Medina mean that there is every opportunity to make Morocco an intensive and rewarding experience. Morocco is a country that is perfect for independent travel.

If you have enough time, you have a whole host of activities in this wonderful country. From hiking in Atlas to wonderful relaxation in relaxed Atlantic resorts such as Asilah or Essaouira to getting lost in the back alleys of Fez and Marrakesh.

An undiscovered diamond, the city of Saidia is known as the Blue Pearl and is located in northeastern Morocco just a short distance to the Moroccan-Algerian border. The border, which unfortunately is currently closed and no passes can be completed at the Algerian-Moroccan border. Very few Swedes find the pearl of Saidia, this beautiful city is highly recommended and worth a visit.

Relax in the 14-kilometer-long coast of Saidia and visit one of the longest beaches in Morocco. Enjoy the Mediterranean from Saidia.