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A Practical Guide to Morocco

A Practical Guide to Morocco - Morocco

Where is Morocco located?

The Kingdom of Morocco is located in North Africa, just south of Spain. Its capital is the city of Rabat, but the most populous cities are Casablanca, Fez, Tangier and Marrakesh. The country has a population of over 36 million, most of whom reside in the North West region.

A Practical Guide to Morocco - Morocco

How do you get to Morocco?

The best way to get to Morocco is by plane, the main airport being Marrakesh. Prices vary according to the season and are often higher in summer.

How do you get around in Morocco?

By bus: cheap and with a wide range of timetables, but the buses are often crowded

By taxi: the price of the journey must be agreed with the driver beforehand - this is the quickest way to get to the villa.

By car: Villanovo can reserve a car for you, with or without a driver, which will be waiting for you in front of your villa.

A Practical Guide to Morocco - Morocco

When is the best time to go to Morocco?

Morocco has a mild, sunny climate all year round, with summer being the hottest month and winter the coolest. The rainy season is relatively short and runs from November to January.

What are the rules of etiquette?


Be properly dressed
Respect places of worship and the practice of religions


Decline an invitation for tea
Use your left hand to pass dishes at a meal

A Practical Guide to Morocco - Morocco

Do I need a visa to travel to Morocco?

The only requirement for travel to Morocco is a valid passport, no visa is required for European, British and US citizens for stays of less than 3 months. If a stay is longer than 3 months, it is necessary to apply for a residency permit in order to receive a tourist visa.
For more information, you can contact the embassy of your country.

What currency should I use in Morocco?

The currency in the Kingdom is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD), which is currently 1 euro equal to just over 10 MAD. You can follow the evolution of the exchange rate here.

Should I leave a tip?

Tips are generally calculated as 10% of your order.

A Practical Guide to Morocco - Morocco

Is Morocco a safe country?

Morocco is generally a safe country but beware of theft, especially in busy areas. Always keep an eye on your bags and in Marrakesh be careful when walking in the Medina at night.

What time is it in Morocco?

Morocco is in the same time zone as Portugal and the UK (GMT UTC +0). If you are travelling from France (GMT UTC +1) you will have a slight time difference, so you will need to set your watch back one hour.

Which languages are spoken in Morocco?

The main languages are Arabic, French and English. Most citizens of Marrakesh can speak between 3 and 4 languages. The majority of the house staff in our villas speak French and have a basic knowledge of English.

How do you see a doctor in Morocco?

We recommend that you have health insurance before you travel to Marrakesh and that you consult your GP to see if you need any vaccinations.
If you need a doctor, our local team can advise you on one.

What are the major events in Morocco?

Le Marrakech du Rire (Comedy Festival)

The International Film Festival

Imilchil Festival


Oasis Festival

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