Words are cheap.
When speaking or writing about a place, words often can’t truly convey an experience, no matter how great of a writer you may be. You can try and try but often times without a visual or even the real experience, one can’t understand what it was like.
After writing about my time in Morocco over the course of 15 or so blog posts (WOW) I found myself slightly frustrated. I fell SO hard for Morocco that I literally just want to take anyone with a bit of interest in the country over there myself and show them everything I love so much.
My words did no justice. However, thankfully, we have photos. And photos make everything much better, don’t they? They make your words slightly more realistic. They help paint the picture more vividly in your mind with each snap…
So for my (final?) post about Morocco, I’d love to
shut my mouth stop typing and just let the pictures do the talking (OK JK, there’s a bit of text, I literally am incapable of being quiet…)
Here are the most photogenic, most beautiful, and most spectacular places I visited in Morocco… In photos. Enjoy!
1. Skala du Port Essaouira
One of Essaouira’s most popular and picturesque spots to get a great view of the medina. If you’re sitting in the hole that is! JK, you can climb to the top of fort for another great vista.
2. Essaouira’s Coast and Medina
Meet Essaouira’s coast. Hello, beautiful. This rugged coastline flanks the medina and makes for a hairy climb but the views are fab! I actually like this portion of Essaouira’s coast than the actual beach for kiteboarding and surfing because it’s more dramatic but certainly not safe for a swim or surf!
3. Goats in Trees
Get excited guys! This is a real thing. I found these cuties roaming the trees in the Tamri region but you can find them mostly between Marrakech and Essaouira and a bit south from there too. Just keep your eyes peeled and be sure you’re seeing the tree climbing goats ethically.
4. Imsouane Viewpoint
Welcome to Imsouane, home to the longest right break in the country, and WOW. No kidding, right? This picture only shows about half of the break. You can ride it for over two minutes! But the best view is from the viewpoint on top of the towering cliffs.
5. Sidi Kaouki
And adorable beachside village with hardly anything more than a few places to eat and a couple of surf shops. The thatched umbrellas that line the coast and the chillin beach camels make this spot perfect for a couple of snaps and maybe even a nap.
6. Taghazout Bay
Gorgeous sunsets, surfers slicing it up around every corner, and locals casually walking their camels, you are looking good Taghazout, loo-king-good.
7. Paradise Valley Oasis
Literally an oasis! Palm tree studded river beds, deep blue pools, and surrounded by mountains… Yep, this is a pretty darn beautiful place in Morocco. Do be sure to come after it’s rained a bit so that the pools and waterfall are full! Check out more here.
8. Marabout Beach from an Abandoned House
Marabout Beach is deserted but I don’t know why. It has a dramatic boulder slapped in the middle featuring a small arch and waves for days… Oh, right, and a cool abandoned house that I found!
9. Spanish Fort in Mirleft
Sunset from this Spanish fort is PERFECT. In fact, Mirleft stole a little piece of my heart. There are some great vibes here and I hope to go back and chill for a little while!
10. Legzira Beach and Arch
While one of the arches has now collapsed, Legzira’s last remaining arch is still beautiful enough for a visit.
11. Painted Rocks in Tafraoute
Bizzare, right? Apparently, a Belgian artist came by and splashed paint around in the desert. The result? Crazy colored rock formations everywhere.
12. Ait Ben Haddou
Made UBER famous by Game of Thrones, Ait Ben Haddou is simply gorgeous. However, In my opinion, it’s far too touristy for my taste. I snapped a photo and ran!
13. CLA Studios Movie Set
Want to feel famous for a day? CLA Studios can do that for you. In the back and kind of hidden, they have this movie set which you are allowed to roam as you please! The insides are full of scaffolding and broken bits, so be careful, but it was super cool to have this movie set to ourselves for a whole two hours! Over 200 films include Game of Thrones used this set.
TIP: Go early for pictures!
14. Kasbah Telouet
The coolest Kasbah I ever did see. You’ll see plenty of Kasbahs while traveling Morocco but this was by far my favorite. The outside is misleading, the inside is where the magic is held.
15. Kasbah Tamdaght
Just past Ait Ben Haddou is this beauty. I far preferred this less touristy Kasbah!
More info on the things to do around Ouarzazate here.
Oasis OVERLOAD! Can you even believe how perfect this picture is? The sandy and rose-colored mountain against the palm tree green is just my favorite.
17. Sahara Desert—Erg Chigaga
No big deal guys! Just the Sahara Desert here. This is the lesser visited Erg Chigaga, the sand dunes outside of M’hamid. The experience is unlike anything else!
18. Fint Oasis
Another Oasis just north of Agdz where the locals still wash their clothes in the river and kasbah ruins litter the hilltops…
Snow in Morocco? Yes, it’s true, and there’s hiking here too. Put on your crampons before taking on Morocco and North Africa’s tallest peak, Toubkal. Imlil is the sweet mountain town where you’ll begin your adventure.
20. Tinmel Mosque
The incredible mosque is abandoned, which makes it open to foreigners, otherwise, we’re not allowed in the mosques. The detail of this mosque is unlike anything you’ve seen and the architecture is so trippy!
21. Riads (Marrakech)
Your riads, in Marrakech or not, will surely be another hot spot for an incredible picture in Morocco. They are works of art.
22. Chefchaouen’s Famous Streets
Ther’es no way you can be blue in Chefchaouene unless you’re a building, of course… Drenched in light and deep shades of blue, this adorable town is hugged by the Rif Mountains and makes for a spectacular photoshoot, not only on its famous street either!
23. Chefchaouen Viewpoint
While you can’t go inside of Mosquée Bouzâafar, you can certainly enjoy its viewpoint.
24. Merinid Tombs in Fes
There are fabulous views of Fes from on top of the hill at the Merinid Tombs (picture on the left), As well as the ruins below the tombs which provide a great view with less effort (picture on the right).
25. The Atlas Mountains from Almost Anywhere
They engulf most of the country and you can see them from almost anywhere… The Atlas Mountains are truly something to behold.
26. That Moroccan Street Life
Nothing specific here, just some good old wandering while your camera is on and ready to go… The streets are never dead in Morocco. They are vibrant, bustling, and touting their rhythm of life while you try to catch up to the chaos. It’s enthralling!
27. Random Road Trip Finds
If you’re taking a road trip, and you most certainly should… You’ll be passing incredible opportunities left and right for great photos. There’s no particular place when the picturesque places are anywhere and everywhere…
Want to make your own list of magical Morocco photo locations? Wouldn’t it be cool to see some of these spots all mapped out (where are my fellow map nerds at)? How about curating your own list to keep handy and share with your friends?
I LOVE all of these ideas so that’s why I made a list of my fav Morocco spots on Trover for you. Feel free to join and make your own lists of magical places or travel inspo for your future trips!
Which spots are you most looking forward to photographing?
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Trover! As always all opinions are obsessions with Morocco are my own. Also, I literally wrote 15 articles about Morocco before this one soooo… yeah. #NoBias #NoBS