Morocco is a Northern African country It’s bordered by The Atlantic ocean in the north west of Africa, and by the Mediterranean sea in the north which separates it from the European country like Spain and France. It’s also bordered by Algeria and Mauritania.
A large part of Morocco is mountainous. The Atlas mountains are located mainly in the center and the south of the country. The Rif mountains are located in the north of the country ranging from the regions of Nador to the regions of Tangiers. They are mostly inhabited by Amazigh people. Morocco’s coast line is about 1835 km, meaning that this line consists of many, many splendid beaches and seaside either in the Mediterranean or Atlantic Ocean.
There are so many beaches which are naturally located not far from cities both on the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean sea. But there are hundreds of other places where nature has remained unspoiled. They all make it possible to enjoy swimming relaxing. On the Atlantic coast, one can start from Tangiers, Larach, Assilah, El Jadida (Sidi Bouzid), Mahdia, Safi, Agadir, Dakhla and so on, Ideal conditions for spending joyful days and practicing all board sports, especially surfing. Whether you are a fan of windsurfing, kite surfing, wakeboarding, or jet skiing you will find the right waves here.
Along the line from Tangiers, Tetuan, El hoceima, Nador, the sea is warm and calm, the beaches are more intimate. Some are close to small traditional villages tucked into corners of wonderful nature. Rocks and cliffs with the blue water of the sea make a wonderful, natural image. There are new seaside resorts are springing up such as Tamuda Bay on the outskirts of Tetuan, Bouyafer, on the outskirts of Nador and Mellilia, Kariat Arkman located at the distance of about 28 km from Nador. This region is ended by Saidia beach, which is a new Mediterranean coast resort, facing Andalusia and Algeria.
Saidia extends over 1700 acres with 6 kms seafront white sand. It encounters the seaside of ‘Cap de l’eau’ which is also a new splendid seaside. The beaches are all for tastes and desires. They attract thousands of swimmers every year. They allow you to experience the joy of swimming, relaxing, and enjoying popular water sports.
Moroccan Geography is characterized by two main chains: The Atlas mountains divided into three chains: the big Atlas, the middle Atlas, the small Atlas, one of the highest peaks is Toubkal. The mountains surround watering places and cities like Ifran, Marrakech, Agadir, Fes, and Meknes.
In the north, the coast is chained by the peaks ranging from Tetuan to Nador. The Rif Mountains lie in northern Morocco, not part of the Atlas mountains but part of an arch that swings up to the rock of Gibraltar and southern Spain. The Rif mountains run from the coast at Tangiers and follow the rugged Mediterranean coastline, almost of the Algeria border, rising to 2448 above the sea level at their highest point. This rugged area has some fertile valleys used for agriculture, which is likely to include illegally grown cannabis, for which it has become famous to some. Within these mountains you will find white washed villages tarnished by blue in Andalusia style.
Meals and Food
Moroccan cuisine is rich with various meals, and people are very hospitable and generous. All types of food are abundant in restaurants. Families get used to eat three main meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. What Moroccans eat in the morning for breakfast is mint tea, coffee, milk, oil, eggs, bread, butter, honey or jam. Some cookies, pieces cakes can be eaten with orange juice. Most people have access to the freshly squeezed orange juice due to the orange fields in the Moroccan regions.
Moroccans love their bread and eat it every time with everything. Whenever you sit down at table you will get a basket of bread. As Moroccans consume more bread they become fatter and fatter. There are some olive people; they prepare several types of olives. Moroccan lands are rich In olive trees.
Before lunch people eat various types of fresh salad. People can get them from markets cheaply. On Friday, most families prepare dishes of couscous with vegetables. Others cook a Tagine. All in all they eat heavy lunch ended by a large dish of dessert made of oranges, apples, strawberries, grapes, bananas, cherries, pears, and so on. All these fruits can be eaten when there are guests in any occasion. Some families at home in Morocco take just one type of fruit especially oranges or apples. In countryside families don’t eat dessert, they drink tea instead. The dessert may be taken in the afternoon, or before lunch especially oranges. Most families take drinks together with food during lunch.