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The Coolest Hidden Spots Around Morocco, From Ruins to Waterfalls

by Matador Creators Jun 8, 2023

When visiting Morocco, everyone knows about the riads and markets of Marrakech and the blue buildings of Chefchaouen, but there are so many places located outside the major cities that travelers rarely visit. From locations brimming with rich history to stunning natural landscapes, these are some of the best hidden spots around Morocco.


Nestled in the Rif Mountains, Akchour is the perfect destination for nature lovers. This beautiful area is full of picturesque waterfalls, turquoise pools, and scenic hiking trails. Don’t miss the stunning Bridge of God, a natural rock formation that arches over the river.

Fishing villages

This small fishing village of Imsouane on the Atlantic coast is known for its long sandy beach and excellent surfing conditions. Its laid-back atmosphere and friendly locals make it a perfect getaway from the bigger and more popular cities. Taghazout is another fishing village to add to your list. Taghazout is a haven for surfers, with several world-class surf spots and beautiful beaches — not to mention its delicious seafood.

Ancient historical sites

One of the main reasons to visit Morocco is for its rich cultural history. A UNESCO World Heritage Site near the city of Meknes, Volubilis is a partly-excavated ancient Roman city that’s filled with impressive ruins and mosaics. It’s an ideal destination for history enthusiasts, and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Tetouan is another UNESCO World Heritage Site that should be on your to-go list. Famous for its well-preserved medina, Andalusian architecture, narrow streets, and vibrant markets, Tetouan certainly won’t let disappoint history lovers.

Atlas Mountains

This vast mountain range dominates the landscape of Morocco and offers breathtaking views — both from the mountains themselves, and of the mountains from far away. With snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and traditional Berber villages, the Atlas Mountains are a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Be sure to check out the Ouzoud Waterfalls, located in the Middle Atlas Mountains. These Ouzouds are a series of cascading falls that drop 360 feet into a pool below. With its lush vegetation and stunning views, it’s a popular destination for hiking, picnicking, and swimming.

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