Morocco's Hidden Gem // Tetouan, Morocco

March 5, 2018 Morocco

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Looking for a Moroccan city that is less touristy and more authentic? Look no further I found the perfect city for you to add to your itinerary.

Tetouan, Morocco.
Only an hour and half away from Tangier, the beautiful city of Tetouan is where you need to stop during your Moroccan vacation. The city offers the best of both worlds,  it's located at the foot of the Riff mountains but it's also a hot spot for Moroccans during the summer due to the location being on the Mediterranean coast. For those who admire amazing architecture Tetouan is worth visiting just to see the mix of Moroccan and AndalucĂ­an architecture.

Tetouan was my last day trip before my Morocco trip came to an end and couldn't of wanted it any other way! I was actually invited to visit a vacation home of a friend to have couscous and also check out the beaches. I would have never known about this city otherwise because it's not really popular as many other Moroccan cities. I really loved the vibe of this small town and even though I didn't get to stay long I definitely would come back and explore some more. Don't forget to check out my other Morocco blog posts - Tangier, ChefchaouenAsilah!

Martil.
Martil is a small town, where the vacation home was located. After getting off the taxi, we walked around the town and I loved how there was a free beach just in the centre of the town. The beach boulevard is full of little boutiques, vendors and restaurants. The vibe in Martil is very relaxed and calm in general. It kind of reminded me a bit of Greece with all the white buildings and pop of blue. In summer time most of its people consist of people from outside towns, so there is a lot of things going on all the time especially at night as I'm told.

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Cabo Negro.
Although Martil has a wonderful beach, I highly recommend visiting Cabo Negro. Only a 10 minute taxi drive you will find long beautiful beach with a great ambiance. It's a beach resort and known to be the most modern and exclusive in the area. You're able to rent umbrella chairs if you want, there's plenty of people selling all kinds of snacks, there's water sport activities available, henna artists, and hookah rentals. You'll find people of all ages and families there enjoying time in the sun and cooling off by the water.

Tetouan Beach

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Visit the Medina.
Tetouan’s medina is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Though it is smaller than those of larger cities, Tetouan’s medina has been largely untouched, making it an authentic site to visit. There's different sections of the medina such aa Andalusian, Jewish and Berber. This smaller medina means fewer opportunities to getting lost and being hassled while shopping as opposed to to more larger ones.

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Exploring the Town.
Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

Tetouan Morocco Travel Guide

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Comment below,
What Moroccan city do you recommend visiting?


53 comments

  1. Your photos are incredible! I loved reading about your trip. I hope to visit myself one day. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful description ...aided by lovely pics..the town certainly looks awesome..
    Thank you .

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  3. Very interesting, informative post and gorgeous photos. Looks a fantastic place to visit.

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  4. this looked like so much fun and the culture too. Goals!

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  5. What a beautiful trip!! Always wanted to visit Morocco.

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  6. Tour pictures are amazing and I love the henna tattoo.

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  7. Beautiful pictures. Loved the henna tattoo as well. Morocco has been on my bucket list for long

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  8. Wwwoooaaahhhhh....is that Africa? It's too beautiful....perhaps, I'm just struck by the beauty of everything.

    Thank you for sharing, Stephanie!

    Much love.

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    1. Yes it is. There's beauty everywhere, especially here in Morocco!

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  9. Love the place.
    Very beautifully explained. I wish i could visit someday.
    Heena tattoo and other pictures are so beautiful.

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  10. Great article and beautiful pictures

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  11. Wow - what beautiful photos! You are very talented. I also would love to visit Morocco one day!

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  12. Thanks for sharing! Definitely need to add these to our list of places to visit next time we go to Morocco! We only were able to visit Marrakech during our visit to Morocco, but enjoyed a couple of day trips to the Atlas Mountains area.

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    1. Many people usually just visit Marrakech but there's so much more to see!

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  13. WOW!!! So gorgeous. What a fantastic vacation getaway. Your pictures are just amazing and took me away from the real world for a few minutes. A hidden gem that I didnt even know existed. Thank you for sharing your trip.

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    1. Omg your comment made my day. I'm so glad my photos and post made you feel that way :)

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  14. I love beaches, the sea and the blue sky. And I love places which are not too crowded. I love this city. Your pictures make me want to go.

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  15. Morocco's Hidden Gem - Tetouan seems like a great place! It's indeed a hidden gem! I want to visit it soon and explore more on the gastronomic side of it.

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  16. Everything about this is calling my name! I've always wanted to see Morrocco, and this makes me want to go even more.

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  17. Wow! Clearly Morocco is a hidden gem. I had no idea it looked this uniquely beautiful. I want to travel there now!

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    1. I hope you do too. I already want to go back and explore some more.

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  18. Morocco looks beautiful! Your photos are gorgeous too. I’d love to travel there one day.

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    1. Thank you so much! Morocco is a gorgeous country that many people need to experience.

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  19. Oh my gosh, Morocco looks like an absolute dream! It's so interesting and unique and different than I expected. This "hidden" spot seems really neat! I hope one day I get to visit!

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    1. So much to explore in Morocco, hope you do get to visit someday!

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  20. Morocco is so beautiful! Our next door neighbor is from Morocco and she's told me so much about it! I would love to visit one day!

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  21. Oh how fun! We were just in the Andalusia region of Spain in early May and we could practically reach out and TOUCH Morocco. Unfortunately our itinerary didn't allow time to come over, but now I'm adding Tetouan to my must-do list when we do make it over there!!

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    1. I loved the Andalusia region of Spain, so beautiful! hopefully one day you can make your way to Morocco!

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  22. I've been told about the beauties of Morocco, but I never imaged this. Priceless gems!

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  23. Morocco seems to be really a nice place to visit and discover. I would love to visit it one day and see for myself. :)

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  24. Oh wow looks like you had a fab time. Look at all the fresh vegetables in the market - looks amazing xx

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  25. Love Morroco! Going back soon, thanks for great ideas for new places to explore :)

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  26. Kristine Nicole AlessandraSeptember 8, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    Wow. Morocco is beautiful! I love the white buildings of the place. It makes it stand out from the blue waters and the lush greenery behind it. The street lamps are so unique too! I have to add this to my travel bucket list.

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  27. I've never been to Morocco before, but that looks like a beautiful place to visit. I love all of the pictures you shared.

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