Visit Tangier Morocco – Explore The Caves Of Hercules
As you arrive in Tangier Morocco, sailing on the turquoise Mediterranean, you will see a vast, rustic yet developed coastline outlined by the Rif Mountains. As you disembark, you may be surrounded by swarms of touts trying to get you to stay at one resort or another. This can be disarming, as sometimes they are pushy, but they are harmless so just tell them no thank you and take it all in – it is all part of the charm of this traditional, international, diverse, colorful land.
Visit Tangier Morocco
Many visitors come to Tangier Morocco because of its easily accessible location – from Spanish day-trippers to those seeking sunshine on lovely beaches in modern resorts and those wanting to experience a piece of history. Tangier is a melting pot with something for everyone. It has led a varied cultural existence through the years and the city bears witness to Phonecian, Roman, Portuguese, British and French influences.
As you wander through the busy streets you are likely to rub shoulders with rural Rifi Berbers in their traditional striped mehndis (bright woven blankets) expats, tourists, diplomats, princes, poets, and artists. Morocco has always been a land of free spirits and Tangier is no exception.
Wander through the crumbling walls of the Kasbah, getting lost in the myriad streets of the medina, while taking in the exotic scents of cinnamon and tobacco floating on the coastal breeze. Stop in a local coffee shop and enjoy a cup of the traditional mint tea.
When you want a break from the crowds in Tangier Morocco, head 4.8 km (3 mi) north-west to the rocky coast where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. Visit the Caves of Hercules, known for their window-like opening in the shape of Africa where the surf crashes through the hole into the lagoon and caves. There is a small cafe where you can enjoy the views and eat a traditional tagine, watching the local fishermen haul in their nets after a rough day at sea. With the smell of salt in your nostrils, the sound of the crashing surf in your ears and the sun on your face, you are nearly guaranteed a feeling of peace in your soul.
How To Travel To Tangier Morocco
Accessible by ferry across the Straits of Gibraltar from Algeciras in Spain – 15 km (9 mi), or just under 2 hours.
Where To Traveling In Tangier Morocco
Quemado beach around Al Hoceima, a cove nestled between hills with fine sand and clear water perfect for snorkeling to see fish and coral.
Worth A Visit In Tangier Morocco
Caves of Hercules.