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One of the most evocative places in Morocco, the name Tangier immediately conjures up images of an exotic city – bright white buildings under a hot sun blazing down from a clear blue sky, the gateway to this much loved kingdom. Its proximity to Spain makes it an ideal place to enter Morocco, a great launch pad from which to explore more of the country. Tangier has inspired people for generations with its offering of fascinating history, beautiful scenery and eclectic mix of people. Whether you want to spend time on the lovely beaches, take a mint tea in one of the cafés where Burroughs and Matisse used to sit, or explore the old quarter, this is a place where you should spend time, never just rush through.

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  • Tangier Golf
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  • Tangier Kitesurfing
  • Tangier Motorcycling
  • Tangier Music Festivals
  • Tangier People
  • Tangier Retreats
  • Tangier Shopping
  • Tangier Trekking

Staying In Tangier

Image: Choose from a wide range of exotic Tangier riads

Staying in Tangier is easy thanks to the wide range of accommodation available. There is a great range of small hotels, hostels and riads to choose from, especially near the medina. If you want to push the boat out , then there are also grand five star hotels and riads here that have served many famous visitors including Winston Churchill, Jack Kerouac and many others.

Getting To Tangier

Image: Fly to Tangier direct from many major European cities

There are more ways to get to ‘The Gateway to Africa’ than any other Moroccan city. By boat, plane, road or train, reaching Tangier opens up a new world of experiences and expectations. Tangier-Ibn Batouta Airport is around seven miles from the city and you can fly here directly from Gatwick or indirectly via Madrid or Casablanca from many other British cities. Of course, many people take advantage of Tangier’s proximity to Spain and arrive on the ferry from Tarifa. These sail every two hours between 9.00am and 10.00pm. Great for anyone who’s planning to explore Morocco from the back of a motorbike or in their own car; you roll off the ferry and you’re immediately in the heart of Tangier.

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Three Days in and Around Tangier

Tangier, Morocco’s northernmost city and the gateway to Africa, has plenty to recommend it for a three-day getaway, not least the three-hour flight time from the UK. The suggested itinerary will take you in and around this famous city, allowing you to experience the best that this area has to offer. Day One Start your…


Seven Days, Seven Cities

So you’ve got a week in Morocco, how can you cram everything in? Whilst we’d recommend a more leisurely exploration of the Kingdom, here’s how you can do seven cities in seven days. Monday – Arrive in Tangier on the ferry from Spain and head for the Grand Socco, a palm-lined plaza at the entrance…