Tangier travel guide

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You're Going to Love Tangier

Nestled in the northeast corner of Morocco, the bustling city of Tangier has long been a haven for artists, writers, rock stars, and intellectuals. It's one of the country's most accessible destinations - just 20 miles from Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar.

Its African roots are tempered by Spanish, Portuguese, and French influences. A blend of romantic medinas and alleyways, landmarks like the Sidi Bou Abib Mosque, and gorgeous Mediterranean beaches make the 'white city' an attractive option for all age groups.

Whether you're looking for surf, sea, and sun or whether you want to follow in the footsteps of illustrious visitors like Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, and Henri Matisse, you're sure to enjoy a memorable stay in Tangier.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Tangier

When to Visit Tangier

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Visit Tangier in late spring from March to May or in late summer from September to November for pleasant weather and fewer crowds. Peak season is from June to August and although all attractions are open, the city can be very busy as numbers are boosted by day visitors coming from Spain. Bring warm clothing if you're visiting in winter as temperatures can become chilly from December to February.

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Where to Stay in Tangier

Choose boutique hotels like Hôtel Villa Joséphine or La Maison de Tanger, or treat yourself to a stay at the luxurious El Minzah Hotel, the city's best-known 5-star hotel. Other upscale hotels include Hotel Atlas Rif and Spa on Avenue Mohammed VI and Mövenpick Hotel and Casino, while Hotel Continental or Kasbah Rose are good mid-range alternatives.

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How to Get Around Tangier

The Cost of Living in Tangier

Shopping Streets

Watch pottery, rugs, jewelry, and throws being made at the Ensemble Artisanal on Rue de Belgique before you buy, or shop for ready-made items in the souks. Try Boutique Majid (Rue les Almouhades) in the heart of the souk for gorgeous antique robes, fabric, and Moroccan furniture.

Groceries and Other

Popular local stores include Sabrine Supermarket, Atacadão Tanger, and Al Baraka Supermarché, and prices are DH8 for a quart of milk and DH12 for a dozen eggs.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
C$ 3.80
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
C$ 64.80
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.45
C$ 1.69

Where to Eat in Tangier

Try fragrant tagine and other classic Moroccan dishes at Le Nabab (Rue Zaouiah Kadiria) or El Morocco Club (Place du Tabor). For a really special meal, order m'choui (whole roasted lamb) a day in advance and enjoy spectacular views over the Strait of Gibraltar at the city's most opulent restaurant, El Korsan (El Minzah Hotel). Chez Abdou (Foret Diplomatique) at the beach serves delicious seafood, while Le Fabrique in Rue d'Angleterre offers stylish French cooking with an Asian twist. Expect to pay DH150 for a basic meal or from DH500 for dinner in a good restaurant.