Things to see in Southern Morocco

Most people come to the south of Morocco to explore the Sahara, but the region has other charms as well. The ever-present ocean makes a great playground for surfers and windsurfers, and the unspoilt nature will captivate those lovers of nature and wide open spaces. There are also some cultural and historical sites to finish off an active holiday.

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    Southern Morocco
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Morocco

Landscapes

The landscapes of the Deep South are both diverse and spectacular. Sand dunes, lagoons, ocean, desert (both sand and stone), sea inlets, oasis, wadis and palm trees...a wealth of scenery to discover in southern Morocco. The ocean and sand reshape the landscape every day in this region that is at the mercy of the wind and tides. Whether you prefer the vastness of the Sahara or the coasts, this area of Morocco has a multitude of possibilities for you to explore during your stay.

Activities and leisure

This region of wide open spaces is certainly not lacking in nature and sporting activities. With both the desert and the ocean, there's an activity for everyone. On the ocean side, kitesurfing, windsurfing and sport fishing are some of the activities that might appeal to the many. While in the desert there are choices like hiking and camel trekking to explore this vast area of sand and stone, where traces of man are merely fleeting.

Arts and culture

Southern Morocco is intriguing because of its isolation. This land at the end of the world has seen the evolution of prehistoric man, as well as serving as a strategic base for the Aéropostale (the French airmail service). There's seems to be something magical about this place where the Sahara desert meets the Atlantic Ocean that has drawn people here over the centuries, and who have left their own traces and art.

Sites

There are not many tourist sites in this part of Morocco, but you can still find museums and vestiges of the Aéropostale (the French airmail service) and the arrival of St Exupéry in these lands. The inhabitants here like to relive the past.

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