Morocco has been located in recent years in one of the most visited destinations, thanks to its cultural appeal and the economic benefits of visiting the country. In Aerobús we want you to know the reasons why you should to know this African country up close, a culture that will leave you captivated and where you will want to return again and again.
This country is especially attractive because of its proximity to Spain, its cuisine and its incredible culture. Morocco is one of those countries with which there are many preconceived ideas, although everyone who knows him returns to enjoy the five senses of his cultural wealth. If your next destination is going to be this country, we give you the best tips for everything to be perfect.
In addition, with Aerobús you can start your adventure arriving at the Prat Airport in a timely, economical and very comfortable way. Always with the best price, in just 35 minutes you can get from your stop to the terminal from where your flight leaves. Take note of all the advice we give you!
The best time to travel to Morocco
Although we can visit this country throughout the year, thanks to its privileged climate, the most perfect time to go is spring. In this season we can enjoy much milder and pleasant temperatures, besides being the time to enjoy the best landscapes. In spring we can practice sports, but we should always keep in mind when Ramadan is celebrated, since during this season of worship there are many places that close.
Documentation to travel to Morocco
Spanish citizens only need a valid passport of three months, without the need to process a visa. Both at the entrance and at the exit of this country you will have to fill out a form with personal data and about your stay, so that the state has control over all the people who are in the country. A fact that you should know is that the maximum allowed stay is three months a year and if you want to extend it you should go to the nearest immigration station.
To travel to this country it is not necessary that you get any mandatory vaccine, although it is recommended that you check if you have the systematic vaccines on or even if you can get an anti-insect treatment.
As for the advice related to food poisoning, we recommend that you only drink bottled or boiled water, that you do not drink fruit or vegetables without cooking and that you reject ice. Whatever the time, keep in mind that the sun in Morocco is much more powerful, so it is essential that you protect yourself with sunscreen.
Standards and safety
The security in our neighboring country is very high, but it is always recommended that you take basic precautions about the small thefts that you may suffer: do not carry all the cash, keep your documentation well and do not show valuables such as jewelry or cameras.
In addition, in Morocco it is not very well seen that you wear very striking clothes or that you show your arms or legs, so we recommend that you wear comfortable clothes but that it covers the areas of the body that we have indicated.
If you are a photography fan, Morocco is one of the most photogenic countries, thanks to its buildings and its colors. Precisely for your customs we advise you to ask before capturing with your camera any of the religious buildings, in order not to offend.
What means of transport to use
The plane is the most comfortable way to reach the capital, either political (Rabat) or cultural (Marrakech). In spite of that, to move within the country we recommend that you resort to the train, whenever you have the possibility, since it has a railway system that connects the main cities (Marrakech, Fez, Tangier, Casablanca, Rabat …), being quite punctual and economic. Another of the means most used by tourists are taxis, with fairly cheap prices, although no more than buses whose price ranges from 2 dirhams.
Currency and payment methods
One of the most important issues that you should keep in mind is that of money, since the official currency of the country is Dirham and it is a restricted currency that cannot be obtained outside the country. To make the change we recommend that you do it in official exchange houses and not on the street, where it is often proposed. To locate them, look at a golden badge that the official buildings have, taking into account that the price of the coin is 1€ = 10-11 dirhams.
In Morocco the bargaining technique is put into practice, thanks to the amount of street markets with which we can find in all cities. Local crafts are one of its main attractions, with each city having a different specialty: Rabat with embroidery and carpet; Casablanca with leather goods and Mediouna carpet; Meknes with woodwork and mosaics; Fez with blue pottery; Marrakech, leather and spices.
As a tip, never accept the first price proposed by the merchant, because it will be much higher than the price for which you can get the product you want. Do not be the one who puts the initial price, do not show too much interest in the object, do not show the money you have and do not reject an agreement, since you can offend the merchant.
What to eat
In Morocco we can enjoy different dishes especially popular all over the world, for their incredible flavor and for their simplicity. Among them, the cous-cous, the tajine, the mechui, the harira soup, the pastry, the kefta, the fritters or the pastry. Undoubtedly one of the most classic drinks is moruno tea. In all restaurants or street stalls you can eat a wide variety of dishes for a very cheap price.
If after reading this article you have wanted to know this incredible country, do not hesitate to get the tickets and also buy the Aerobús online tickets, for those people who do not want to wait in line. We will wait for you!