Lake in Morocco

Morocco in March – What to See and Where to Go

Lake in Morocco

March is one of the best times of the year to visit Morocco, with the colder winter weather being thrown off by the warm rays of springtime.

Travel to its vibrant cities for unbeatable cultural experiences or explore the temperate climes of the Mediterranean without the crowds.

The Weather

March is fairly quiet in terms of tourism, although the cities will still be bustling. Many travellers choose to hold off visiting until later in the year, as high altitude destinations such as the Atlas Mountains may still be snowed out and the Sahara Desert can be freezing cold at night, although very pleasant during the day.

The Mediterranean however, will be sunny and hot, and you might just find some great shoulder season deals too, while also finding that daily temperatures rise to well over 20 degrees Celsius.

Atlas Mountains

What to See

M’Hamid El Ghizlane

Found on the far edge of Morocco in the middle of the Sahara Desert, M’Hamid El Ghizlane is a beautiful oasis of green pastures and ramshackle mud-brick houses. In March, this otherwise unassuming town becomes the scene of the International Nomad Festivals, a wonderful celebration of local culture.

Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert can be cold in the evenings and overnight during March, but you will find that it’s worth braving the chill for the pleasant daytime temperatures. Organise a trek through the sand dunes or go on a classic nomadic-style safari.

Beaches

Morocco is home to some excellent beaches, and throughout March you will find that many of the best are still very much under-visited despite ever-warmer temperatures. This is a great time to experience the coast without the crowds. Head to Agadir to experience a usually bustling shorefront or relax in the sun at Martil, one of the Mediterranean’s most popular coastal haunts.

Where to Go

Marrakech

Perhaps the most well known city in Morocco is about to get busy, but in March, you will still be just ahead of the game and will be able to enjoy this incredible cultural and historic destination without the crowds. Explore the authentic markets, try the local cuisine, and even use the city as a base to head out into the Sahara Desert or into the high reaches of the Atlas Mountains.

Marrakech

Tangier

Tangier is a famous place, but a destination that fell off the tourism radar in Morocco in recent decades despite its bohemian past. Overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar, this is where cultures clash and where history collides. In March, with the cool weather, you have the perfect conditions for exploring the busy streets of Tangier on foot.

Tetouan

On the shores of the Mediterranean, Tetouan is a diverse coastal city with a wonderful history to explore. The main sight here is the UNESCO World Heritage Medina, where you can explore the past and the present through its culture, vendors and architecture. Tetouan is also located close to some of the best beaches in Morocco, and you can easily use the city as a base to visit beautiful stretches of sand such as those found at Martil.

To find out more about the fantastic things to see and do in Morocco during March or to book your Moroccan adventure, contact Epic Morocco.

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