Top Destinations: Why Morocco is Growing in Popularity


1Why Morocco is Growing in Popularity

Chefchaouene in Morocco is popular because of its blue tones. Photo by Flickr/rytc

Marrakech in Morocco was named the number one place to visit this year in the 2015 Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations, after coming sixth in 2014. Based on millions of reviews of hotels, attractions and cities over the last twelve-month period, Morocco topped some of the hottest holiday destinations – which included the likes of London, Paris, and Rome – but ended up scooping the title.

This is no surprise, as Morocco has an abundance of activities to choose from, sites to see, and historic towns to visit. Some of the best things to do in Morocco include taking a wander in Marrakesh’s Djemma El Fna, Morocco’s centrepiece. Here you will find exotic performers, Moroccan chefs making delicious foods in open air food stands, small shops, crafts and culture. Visiting a tannery is also an exciting experience – if you can handle the smell – as it’s an opportunity for visitors to experience one of Morocco’s historic industries. If you like adventure, you can opt for a 4×4 or camel ride through the Sahara Desert. When it comes to historical sites, there are many to choose from. Rabat offer visitors the Walls of Rabat and the Hassan Tower (to name a couple), Tangier offers the Great Mosque, and you can find Volubilis (a partly excavated Roman city) between Fes and Rabat near Meknes.

Here are three things that make Morocco an appealing place to visit on holiday: