Rabat - Post Report Question and Answers
What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?
The travel options even during COVID-19 are stellar. We were able to visit most of the major cities within the first six months of being here and it’s quite affordable to stay in very nice accommodations. I particularly loved Essaouira in the south. - May 2022
This has been our best travel post. There is so much to see in Morocco, Spain, and Portugal. - Apr 2018
So many! Fez, only a couple of hours' drive (and a beautiful drive at that) away, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and well worth it. It can even be done as a day trip. Casablanca is a fun, big, metropolitan city only about an hour away. Chefchaouen, up in the mountains, is picturesque and quaint. And there are any number of other possible cities in between to venture to.
There are beaches galore, mountains, hiking, waterfalls, surfing, and the desert, which hosts a vast array of camping and "glamping" experiences.
Europe is also very close - short flights out of Casa or Rabat or a drive/train up to Tangier and the ferry across to Tarifa (other ferry options exist too). We have done this a few times and have loved it every time! - Oct 2017
I loved Morocco, and would return in a heartbeat. We took trips to Ceuta (Spanish enclave), Chefchaouen (the Blue Pearl), Fes, Marrakech, Agadir, Meknes, the Sahara, Spain, and all the places in between. It's a stunningly beautiful country with every imaginable landscape available.
If you're adventurous, you can fill your time with so many different experiences. I highly recommend traveling the country as much as possible. - Oct 2017
Great access to Spain! - Aug 2017
Going south into Erfoud/Merzouga into the desert. We have had visitors here and taking them around to the sites was fantastic. Chefchaouen, Fez' tannery, the square in Marrakesh, and the Ziz Valley should not be missed. Experiencing firsthand the generous nature and culture of sharing, by friends and strangers alike. Though we haven't done it yet, many folks appreciate the close proximity to Spain. Cueta is a Spanish enclave on this continent and is an easy 4-hour drive from Rabat for short weekend trips to clear your mind. - Jul 2014
Asilah. Amazing place. Rabat's an urban waste. Fez is interesting in the sense that you are effectively stepping back in time. - Nov 2011
We took a road trip to Fez and then up to the mountain city of Chefchaouen. Fez has one of the oldest medieval bazaars in existence that is still inhabited. The potteries and tanneries are still working and produce gorgeous ware. Chefchaouen is a blue and white village high in the mountains that was home to many Jews. It has a history of weaving lovely bedspreads and other unique crafts. - Sep 2011
Meeting some wonderful people. - Apr 2010