The most 5 famous water Sports in Morocco

The diverse land spaces, terrains, and climate of Morocco provide and offer several occasions and opportunities for adventure and sports Lovers. A variety of activities and water sports in Morocco are offered not just on land, but also On the water on both the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast, and other body shapes of waters (rivers, lakes…) that get crowded by tourists and locals during different parts of the year.

The Most Famous Water Sports in Morocco

Morocco has plenty of great opportunities to engage in many water activities, along both coasts the Atlantic and the  Mediterranean.
Most hotels on the coastlines offer a wide range of water sports, some of them have been practiced for decades, and some have been recently popular on Morocco’s beaches among tourists and locals.
If you are passionate about one water sport, such as surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, yachting, waterskiing, diving, and deep-sea fishing, Morocco’s beaches might be the best choice for your holiday to practice your favorite activity or your favorite water sport.

Surfing in Morocco

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The best weather for surfing is definitely between the latter half of autumn and the beginning of Spring. Taghazout is one of the few spots in the world where the weather is good during all four seasons, and you can practice surfing all around the year.
If you are a surfing enthusiast, then make this surfing destination your destination too; the small village of Taghazout in the north of the famous Agadir resort attracts surfers with its smooth, sandy beach from all over the world to join its competitions and surf its waves.

Even if we say this about this amazing surfing spot, there are still other recommended surfing spots all around Morocco (along the coast), such as the mellow Banana beach, a few miles south of Taghazout, Sidi Ifni, Kenitra, Bouznika Plage (between Rabat and Casablanca), El Jadida, Safi, and Rabat.

Windsurfing and water skiing in Morocco

Windsurfers and kite surfers never get enough from the Atlantic coast, but the best spot for these sports lovers is Essaouira, the bride of the Atlantic, or the windy city of Africa as it is called, known for its windsurfing competitions and excellent sailing conditions. As well as Agadir. they are both known as amazing resorts.
The main windsurfing season is between spring and autumn and mid-June to August.

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Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Morocco

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If you are one of these sports lovers, then your destination will be either the high Atlas or the Middle Atlas mountains, which have become popular for whitewater rafting and kayaking.
Pass by the villages of Beni Mellal and Khenifra to reach the most popular destination in the High Atlas Mountains for white water rafting enthusiasts; Oum Er Rbia the Mother of Springs As it is called too. It is known that up to 40 springs originated from it.

If you head to the Middle Atlas Mountains, then you will be going to the Ahansal River one of the most beautiful sceneries of Morocco, and where many of the kayaking and rafting trips begin.

A kayaking trip down one of several rivers in Morocco affords some of the most picturesque topography underneath the always prevalent Moroccan sunshine. So don’t forget to bring your camera with you.

Diving in Morocco

Diving is one of the famous water sports in Morocco. thatnks to the  Morocco’s shores are famous for their sponge, coral, and gorgonian fields, all along both coasts of Morocco’s Mediterranean and the Atlantic- which offers Morocco 400  kilometers of beautiful shores where you can explore its diverse marine life.

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There are plenty and diverse marine mammals that you can see and discover for yourself while practicing one of the best water sports and activities in Morocco, like killer whales and pilot whales, also there are over 240 varieties of fish. The most notable fish are the red Pandora, black porgy, sea bream, moray eel, striped mullet, skate, tuna, swordfish, and grouper.

Agadir and Essaouira have some of the most popular diving spots on the Atlantic coast, because of The sunny weather all around the year, wreck diving, and the chance to swim by orcas and sardines.

Deep Sea Fishing/ Fishing in Morocco

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Both of the coasts of Morocco are well known to the adventurous who love to fish and like to have new experiences, especially on the Atlantic Coast at Western Sahara. They both offer many opportunities for fishing, particularly on the Atlantic Coast. It is considered one of the richest in the world, with its varieties of fish such as sea Perch, Bonitos, Mullet, Chad, and Sea Beam, as well as swordfish, marlin, tuna, grouper, and barracuda.

If you are not getting along with the sea and boats, you still have other inland fishing options in the different lakes, wadis, and gorges of the Middle Atlas such as Oum Er-Rabia River, Bin el Ouidane near Beni Mellal city, and Ifrane Near to Zerrouka. Trout is the main type of fish that you can find in inland fishing and there are others like pike, perch, black bass, carp, barbells, eels, and roach.

The fishing season for the lakes is known between May and June, and if you like to do an arranged boat trip and take part in a new experience in deep-sea fishing, then you can visit Sakhla in the Sahara or Mohammedia near Casablanca; the Two of the best fishing ports in the country, or you can head to Essaouira or Moulay Bousselham.

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Most frequent questions and answers​

Morocco is a welcoming destination, however, some countries need visas to get into Morocco. For most foreign nationals, such as Americans, Canadians, Australians/New Zealand, Europeans, and other passport holders, in length is restricted to three months (90 days), If your stay is longer you will need to apply for an extension visa with a local police station. Read More

Tourism in Morocco is growing at an incredible rate. Because of this, the level of security in the country is upgraded every year. The Moroccan government dedicates a lot of resources, especially human resources, to ensure that the tourists are safe while they are in Morocco; this includes tourist police and highly competent guides. And therefore Morocco is a safe country to travel to, and it’s regarded as one of the most stable countries in North Africa and the Middle East.  Read More 

The official currency of Morocco is the Dirham commonly represented by the symbol (DH) and consists of coins and banknotes, and it’s a closed currency, meaning that technically you can’t buy or sell it outside of Morocco, So you’ll need to wait until you arrive in Morocco to exchange your cash (currency) to Dirhams. Read More

Ramadan is a month-long Islamic holiday. A sacred month is when people fast, which is not limited only to food, but also includes water or any drinks, cigarettes, and even sex. Muslims fast from dawn till dusk, They eat a meal before sunrise (Suhor) and break their fasting after sunset (Iftar) with friends and family. This holy month follows the lunar pattern, so it moves 10 days forward on the Gregorian calendar every year.


Many travelers tend to avoid coming to Morocco during this sacred month when Most shops and restaurants get closed and most of the streets are empty. But the thing is that the shops, restaurants, hotels, bazaars, and everything with tourist interest are open and working during this time of the year. Read More

It’s a good idea to have travel insurance, to protect you from unforeseen scenarios for your Morocco Tour. It is something we hope you will never need, but you will eventually. It covers those minor incidents, such as losing your items breaking your camera, or covering an emergency while you are traveling.


Traveling is one of the most exciting experiences, so don’t end up losing all the money you own and have invested in your vacation by not having travel insurance.

Dressing decent and shy is a nice thing to do, especially for women to show respect to the inhabitants of Morocco because some of them consider a short dress that reveals much of the body disrespectful, especially in villages, small towns, and holy places.

 

Taking pictures is one of the things you should know about while you are in Morocco. So if you want to take pictures, you should ask first because some people don’t like it, and some of them are payable, for example, the snake charmer (in Jamaa Alfna at Marrakech) if you want to take a picture it will cost 20 DH or maybe more.

 The Internet in Morocco is readily available and reliable. The majority of “Riads” and hotels or even restaurants have Wi-Fi. Usually, Wi-Fi is best in the public areas of the Riad or the hotel, like the central courtyards.
Skype should work just fine for you if you’d like to make calls at home, so traveling with your laptop or tablet would be nice. Read More

Any time during the year is a great and suitable time to visit Morocco, depending on how you like things to be; warmer, colder, or just cool nice, and depending on what you planning to do too.

If you come around in Spring or Autumn, you will enjoy the warm and pleasant weather all across Morocco not just in the North (the amazing spot for Nature lovers).
It can be very hot in Summer but the nights can be cold because the temperature drops and tends to plummet.

In the Winter between November and January, the Peaks get full of snowfall, which is the best time to visit Morocco for skiing and enjoy the snow in the little Switzerland Of Morocco ” Ifrane”.  Read More