3 Bucket List Destinations In Morocco


Distinguished by the blend of Arab, Berber, European, and African influences, this North African country is as famous for its fragrant food as its diverse landscapes. It’s Morocco, and this extraordinary country is a mix of surf and sand, offering everything from beach hanging and desert dreaming to exploring the eclectic treasures of the historic medinas. With its exquisite foods, iconic sights, and culture to convince you to extend your trip, Morocco is guaranteed to ignite all your senses. From the coastal shores of Taghazout to the golden sands of the Agafay Desert, get ready for a magical read as we dive into three bucket list destinations in Morocco.


You might be surprised that Morocco isn’t all desert dunes. It’s also 1,200 miles of coastline that runs along the Atlantic Ocean, all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. After landing in Agadir, you’ll be ready to jump right into that warm ocean water. Known for its surf culture and beachy, relaxing atmosphere, Taghazout is a serene coastal town for the surf-obsessed and those who want to simply kick back on the beach and watch the waves fold into one another as the sun shines on the horizon. If your priority is surfing those sweet Moroccan waves, choose when to visit based on the best time of year to surf in Morocco

This chill beach town is the perfect spot to catch up on some R&R and appreciate your surroundings while leisurely riding a camel through the beach sands during a gorgeous Moroccan golden hour. 

👉Do this: Relax with a traditional hammam scrub (you won’t regret it), followed by a delicious Morrocan meal of Tagine at a sexy rooftop overlooking the sea at The Favela Restaurant


It’s time to shift from beach to city vibes, which can only mean one place. Known for its vibrant souks, historic medina, and medieval architecture, if there is one city you absolutely can’t skip, it’s Marrakech. While the distance from Taghazout to Marrakech is a few hours' drive, a curated Morocco trip with SurfYogaBeer means transportation is included, and so are your new travel buds. Discover eclectic local treasures and wondrous sights along the narrow, maze-like streets of Marrakech, and breathe in the aromatic spices of ginger and turmeric as you gaze floor to sky at the bustling atmosphere surrounding you. Perhaps get a closer look at the lively street performances like the snake charmers or dancers. With so much energy and wonder in Marrakech to awaken your senses, be mindful of staying alert to ensure safety while traveling.

👉Do thisLooking for a different vibe, perhaps a sophisticated and enchanting locale to stroll through after a savory and refreshing lunch of tagine and mint tea? Consider an afternoon at The Jardin Majorelle. Also known as Yves Saint Laurant Garden, the hues of bold colors and sensual florals are sure to take your breath away as you marvel at the gorgeous botanicals adorning the art deco and Moorish architecture of this must-see attraction. 

Agafay Desert

Unlike the traditional desert in the sense of vast sand dunes like the Sahara, the Agafay Desert is filled with unique landscapes, including rocky terrain and barren hills, making this location the ultimate spot for some epic thrills. Located approximately 25 miles outside of the city of Marrakech, the Agafay Desert offers a tranquil and remote escape from the nearby bustling cities, and as a tourist, less of a hassle to coordinate. While in the desert, hop aboard a camel to enjoy a first-hand experience of the infinite desert surroundings, or get fast and furious on an ATV as you explore the rugged terrains. This area is also well-known for its many luxury desert camps, which provide a perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the stunning backdrop as the stars take over the clear night sky in this extraordinary remote location. 

👉Do this: Besides all of it? If you’ve already had your fill of camels, this is your moment to get down and dusty on an ATV ride through the desert. End the evening with a traditional meal of couscous or tagine and get ready to soak in the serenity of the twinkling night sky.


Known as the “Blue City” or the “Blue Pearl,” Chefchaouen is a picturesque city set in the Rif mountains and is renowned for its ground-to-roof blue-washed buildings. This charming city offers a serene atmosphere, gorgeous mountain views, and beautiful blue backdrops to bask in or pose against for that next Insta post.

Located in Northern Morocco, transportation to Chefchaouen from within Morocco is made possible by taking a bus from Tangier, Fez, or Casablanca. As a reliable and frequented airport, consider tacking on an extra couple of days to the start or end of your trip by flying into Casablanca and getting an all-inclusive guided tour to and from the blue city. While the drive to the blue city is roughly six hours, you can stop to visit Rabat, Morocco’s capital city, and take in the miles of road lined with sunflower fields along the way. You won’t regret a visit to experience the city’s many hues of blue! 

Once you’re back in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city and central business hub, head to Rick’s Cafe for dinner (yes - the one inspired by THAT movie) after sightseeing at the Hassan II Mosque, Africa’s largest active mosque. 

Magical starlit skies and landscapes to make your eyes twinkle; Morocco is a truly exquisite country. So, whether you plan ahead or purchase a flexible flight in preparation for tacking on an extra couple of days for your trip, a visit to Morocco will not disappoint. All ready to pack your bags and head to the airport? (same.) Grab the ultimate packing guide and get ready for an unbelievable adventure. See you in Africa!