Travel Guide

Whether you are a simple tourist, a professional or a businessman, Morocco will no longer have any secrets for you! This section gives you simple and practical information to understand the customs and daily life of Moroccans, have an idea of the cost of living and the currency used, know the essential addresses, transport infrastructure and useful numbers…

Climate and seasons

Morocco is a land of contrasts. Bathed to the north by the waters of the Mediterranean, to the west by those of the Atlantic Ocean, it is also crisscrossed by the Rif and Atlas Mountains and is subject to all sorts of climatic influences.
The coastal regions are popular for the sun. Throughout the year, it pours its rays, and you can enjoy its benefits whatever the season. Thus, Agadir, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and main seaside resort of the country, offers to the amateurs of idleness 300 days of annual sunshine, mild temperatures, and light trade winds. Further north, Taghazout, Mogador and Magazan are also worth the detour.
A little further inland, the climate abandons the Mediterranean mildness and becomes continental. The reliefs are more drawn and present sumptuous panoramas. It is the land of wide-open spaces, the land of adventurers who can go trekking and hiking in all seasons.
In the south, the country opens onto the immensity of the Sahara. It is in spring and autumn that one must venture there. In the middle of the sands, the sun shines and reflects on the dunes. These desert expanses exude a sense of unreality. Ride a camel and engage yourself in one of the most beautiful paintings ever composed by nature.

Language and essential vocabulary

Visiting a country is also learning a new language.
Morocco has two official languages, Arabic and Amazigh. French is also spoken and understood by almost all Moroccans. Spanish is widely spoken in the northern and southern parts of Morocco. Darija (Moroccan dialect) is the verbal language used in Morocco, which is a blend of Arabic, Amazigh, French and Spanish.

Health and well-being

Apart from universal vaccinations (tetanus, polio, whooping cough, diphtheria, hepatitis B), no additional vaccination is required to visit Morocco.
Some vaccines are nevertheless useful for individual protection of the tourist. In case of extended rural stays, it is strongly recommended to be vaccinated against rabies.
To avoid any digestive issues, it is recommended to:

  • Wash hands before eating
  • Wash and peel fruits and vegetables
  • Make sure that meat is well-cooked 
  • Avoid too long exposure to the sun

In case of a medical emergency, please call the single national toll-free number "141". Morocco has all the assets to become a privileged destination for medical tourism. With considerable world-class expertise, medical staff offer care at very competitive rates, which can be up to 50% lower compared to other countries. Morocco's first "medical city," called Marrakech Healthcare City, was inaugurated in December 2016. Marrakech Healthcare City covers several specialties such as ophthalmology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, genetics, maxillofacial surgery, and also features a beauty center, spa, balneotherapy, and hammam to complete the offer.
The official currency unit of Morocco is the Moroccan dirham (DH) which is abbreviate (MAD).

Currency in Morocco

The official currency unit of Morocco is the Moroccan dirham (DH), abbreviated as (MAD). You will find banknotes in denominations of 20, 50, 100, and 200 DH, while coins in circulation include 0.50, 1, 2, 5, and 10 DH, as well as 1, 5, 10, and 20 centimes.

Payment Methods

Like most countries worldwide, you can pay in Morocco by cash or credit card. When paying by credit card, the exchange rate applied is the current rate, and the maximum commission varies depending on each issuing institution, generally around 1%.

Currency Exchange

In establishments that do not accept credit card payments, it is preferable to pay in dirhams. The best places to exchange currency are the exchange offices located in the tourist squares of each city in Morocco, although currency exchange services are also available at the airport and in hotels.

Means of communication

Phone Calls

To make international calls from your mobile phone number, remember to subscribe to the "International" option with your telephone operator. The network coverage is generally good in Morocco. Additionally, you can purchase a Moroccan SIM card provided that your mobile phone is unlocked, and refill cards are available at all kiosks.


Most hotels in Morocco offer high-speed internet connection, and many establishments provide free Wi-Fi access, including restaurants, cafeterias, airports, and more.

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