Tangier (city) — one of the most evocative places in Morocco, the name Tangier immediately conjures up images of an exotic city – bright white buildings under a hot sun blazing down from a clear blue sky, the gateway to this much loved kingdom. Located 3 ½ hours northeast of Casablanca (via A1 & A3 highways), Tangier’s proximity to Spain makes it an ideal place to enter Morocco, a great launch pad from which to explore more of the country. Tangier has inspired people for generations with its offering of fascinating history, beautiful scenery and eclectic mix of people.
Whether you want to spend time on the lovely beaches, take a mint tea in one of the cafés where Burroughs and Matisse used to sit, or explore the old quarter, Tangier is a place where you should spend time, rather than just rush through. Those looking for a tourist-friendly beach in the Tangier area may consider Plage de Sidi Kacem, a charming spot with French bistros, chaise lounges and umbrellas in the sand.