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Morocco Travel guide

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Best Time to Travel

Spring (March & April) and Fall (September & October) have the most pleasant weather

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Currency

The main currency in Morocco is Moroccan dirham

Morocco is the only African country that I have visited and I can say that I’m in love with it. From the colorful markets filled with the rich scents of spices and fruits to the vibrant Atlas Mountains, there is just so much to see in this incredible North African country. Learn what to visit in Morocco in this Morocco Travel Guide!

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Know before you go to Morocco

While you can visit the main spots such as Casablanca and Marrakech, there are also hidden gems in the more rural areas of Morocco which are a must-see. Keep in mind that Morocco is a little bit more conservative, so it is advised to keep aware of your surroundings if you are a female traveler.

Girl standing in Marrakech old streets

Best time to visit Morocco?

I have visited Morocco in April and it was amazing. I can also say that it is a great year-round destination. With its coastline, mountains, and desert landscapes, it’s an incredibly diverse country that offers something unique to see any time of the year. January is the wettest and coldest month and July and August are the hottest– so you’ll find they’re the least crowded. Spring (March & April) and Fall (September & October) have the most pleasant weather wise.

Girl posing at Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech
Girl posting in front of Koutoubia in Marrakech

What to expect in Morocco

Language spoken in Morocco

Morocco is a melting pot of languages. The most common language is Arabic, but many locals also speak French (most common), Spanish (in the north), Berber (indigenous populations) and English (because of tourism).

Currency used in Morocco

The currency in Morocco is called a Dirham. 1 Euro is equivalent to about 11 Moroccan Dirhams.

Credit Cards and ATMs

Most of the retailers accept cards as payment but I had a situation where the internet was bad and they could not process the cards, so it is advised to always keep some cash near you, and of course you will need cash for small shops. There are mostly ATMs in major cities.

Boats located on the coast of Morocco
Girl posing at Bahia palace in Marrakech

Is it safe in Morocco?

I have read and heard a lot about the safety of Morocco on different social media platforms and I can say that they are completely false. Morocco for me was one of the safest countries that I have visited and people were nice and very pleasant to talk to. But keep in mind that it is a tourist country and that salesmen there are very good at their job.

Cost of food in Morocco

Cheap, cheap and cheap. Oh, I sorry did I say cheap? Yes, eating in Morocco is extremely cheap and the meals are extremely good. Mid-range restaurants will cost you around 12 Euros for two people. If you like a little bit more expensive taste luxury restaurants will cost you around 20 Euros per meal which is less than most cities can pride on.

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