Morocco blog post was updated in August 2023.
I visited Morocco Marrakech in 2015 and returned in June 2023, but this time to Casablanca. I didn’t write much, so I thought it was worth updating this blog post. The first half of the blog focuses on Marrakesh, and the second half focuses on Casablanca.
Morocco is a country located in North Africa. It’s a heavy tourist location that boasts diverse geography from coasts along the Atlantic and Mediterranean to the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. The country has vibrant cities like Marrakech and historical attractions like the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.
Entry Requirements for Morocco
If you are considering travelling to Morocco, check the ‘Entry Requirements’ section for Morocco’s current entry restrictions and requirements. Anyone with a passport from US, British, or Canada can enter without a visa. Other countries should do a quick Google search for ‘does my passport ‘country’ need a visa’.
I advise checking for your Passport permission when passing through other countries to Morocco.
Fly Out During Non-peak Periods to Marrakech
I went to Morocco in November, and it worked out at only 59 pounds for my return flights… bargain, right? I booked my flights with EasyJet via Skyscanner. It’s still relatively warm in November, around 20 degrees. It’s also considered a long over-due shoulder season, a time when it’s less busy with tourists – which is always a plus for me.
- Marrakech I stayed at the Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech.
- Casablanca I stayed at Hyatt Regency Casablanca
Things I did while in Marrakech:
- Le Jardin Majorelle – Ysl Gardens – cost me less than 60 Dirhams, which is no more than £15. You can book this here.
- Comptoir Darna – This was like a club/restaurant with belly dancers! My meal was less than £20, including the wine.
- Marrakesh Markets – I didn’t buy anything but did a lot of bargaining for my friend.
Things I did while in Casablanca:
- Hassan II Mosque – I visited the largest mosque in the world, and it was a spectacular view. You can book your tour here.
- La Scala: I went and had their local food. If you are seeking local Moroccan cuisine, this is the place for it.
- Rick’s Café: I visited Rick’s Café during my tour, inspired by the movie Casablanca.
What to eat in Morocco
The Moroccan cuisine is known for its rich flavours and diverse dishes influenced by a blend of Berber, Arabic, and Mediterranean cultures. Some of the things I tried included indulging in couscous, tagine a slow-cooked chicken stew in olives. Oh, and the Moroccan mint tea is something you must taste!
Morocco’s allure lies not just in its awe-inspiring landmarks but in the connections forged with its people, the flavours savoured, and the moments of wonder that unfolded around every corner. This North African gem is a mosaic of experiences waiting to be discovered by intrepid travellers. I can’t wait to go back and see more of the city.