Best time to visit Morocco

Best time to visit Morocco

Morocco is almost tailor made for travellers who love culture, adventure and beautiful scenery. From the exotic waterfalls and caves to the famous High Atlas and Sahara Desert, there is no shortage of heavenly opportunities for a perfect holiday. There are many places in Morocco which attract travellers each year. Let’s take a look at some of the best times to visit these destinations.

The Beach

The best time to visit Morocco depends on what you want to do and see. The majority of people like to relax on holiday or spend some time in the sparkling ocean surfing or enjoying some water sports.

The best time to visit would be the summer months in these cases as the ocean breeze makes the hot weather more bearable. This is also high season for tourists so book early if you are going to Agadir or Essaouira.


Sahara Desert

The best time to visit the Sahara is during the autumn or spring months as some may not be able to withstand the extreme dry heat in summer months.

March and April can bring sandstorms so it is probably best to avoid trekking along the desert on a camel during these months. The nights all year round drop considerably in temperature therefore warm clothing is recommended no matter how hot the days are.

desert Morocco

Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains generally tend to have unpredictable weather so the best time to visit would be during April and May. The higher you want to trek the colder it will become so this is a factor to take into consideration also. You can trek all year round but November to March is the coldest time of year whereas the summer months are rather mild for hikers.

November to February is the rainy period and temperatures drop considerably.

Atlas mountains Morocco

Moroccan Weather

The weather in Morocco can be uncomfortably hot during the peak summer months especially in Marrakech and towards the desert in the south west. Rabat, Tangier and Essaouira are cooler because of the ocean breeze in the summer.

November to February is milder but there can be snow, especially in the Atlas Mountains. The spring months have the least unpredictable weather and are milder for those who dislike extreme heat or cold. The south winters are dry but cold. The best time to visit is really personal preference and how much of the heat you can take!

Whatever the weather, Morocco has some fantastic attractions and you will never be short of activities. Just remember to time your trip to avoid Ramadan as often various cafes and restaurants close and business hours are reduced making shopping and traditional holiday activities more difficult.