Ignore the tourist-targeting ticket touts and Tangier is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. The influence of European architecture and culture blended with it African origins make Tangier a fascinating hum-drum of cultural activity with a thriving nightlife and exquisite cuisine. It may not be the popular Moroccan destination it was in the 1940´s and 1950´s before it secured Independence, but it is still easy to see why so many of the beat writers like Jack Kerouac, Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote were drawn to the place. Of course, Tangier still has all the lures it had in its heyday such as Place de France in the heart of ville nouvelle which is a Mecca of French restaurants, the historical centre of Medina and the highly rated Kasbah, home of the old Sultans 17th Century palace which today houses some of the finest examples of Moroccan art. Tangier is lively and buzzes with high-octane energy, and after a day tout-dodging in busy streets and browsing people-packed bazaars, you will be grateful for the comfort and privacy of a fully-furnished holiday rental apartment.
When to go to Tangiers
The climate in Tangier is mostly mild with hot summers tempered somewhat by a nice cool breeze coming in off the Atlantic. Winters are short and do experience some wind and rain, but whilst the days are moderate it can get quite cold and night. Spring and autumn are good times to visit although the weather is unpredictable, but generally dry and not too cold.
Getting to and around Tangiers
Flights to Tangier arrive at Ibn Batouta International Airport and are available from most European cities. Alternatively you will arrive in Casablanca or Marrakech and need to grab a connecting flight. However, if you are arriving in Tangier from the other major hubs in Morocco, it is far cheaper and adventurous to go by train. Once in Tangier, get around using the petits taxis. They are dirt cheap and easily distinguished by their marine colour with a yellow strip down the side.
Where to stay in Tangier
Traditional Tangier holiday accommodation is not always the safest – even the well-known hotels have been known to have had problems with thieves. A safer option is to rent privately owned accommodation in Tangier through HouseTrip.com as our safety measures ensure homeowners are genuine. We have lots of stylish holiday apartments where you will feel secure and comfortable. And not only that, but HouseTrip is quick and efficient to use.