Once one of Morocco’s most important trading post when ruled by the Portuguese, and now the destination of choice for wealthy Moroccans, people inside and outside the kingdom are drawn here by the long beaches and relaxed atmosphere of Mazagan.
The Portuguese influence can still be seen all over the town, most notably in the buildings and walls that are found in the old quarter. The Cistern is the most complete example of the old town and you must make time for a visit. But Mazagan is, at its heart, a Moroccan town, with a fascinating medina that has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. It’s a great place to go if you want to experience Moroccan culture while avoiding the hustle and bustle that typifies so many of the inland cities.