Morocco really is beautiful. the climate is nearly identical with California. The fruits grown there are unbelievable. Especially the figs, dates, and citrus fruits.
You have to try the Cous-cous. I've had cous-cous in many places but never seen such a wide variety as they serve in Morocco. The Mint Tea is a tradition.
The sea coast is not all that good for scenic beaches much of it is rocky cliffs similar to Maine. Very near to Tanja are the caves of Hercules. Quite interesting. for many thousands of years the people there have been mining the sandstone to make lamps, bowls and grindstones. Very fascinating.
The cities I recommend most are Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Laroche (also spelled Larache), Tetouan, and if you get a chance some of the small mountain villages in the Atlas Mountains.
Tetouan boasts 320 days of sunshine a year with average temperatures of 35°C in summer and 22°C in winter. The fully equipped marina has luxurious 5 and 6 star hotels, along with amazing restaurants, clubs, pavement cafes, markets, snake charmers and night life.
Most sports can be found in the surrounding areas including skiing, winter sports and hunting in the Atlas Mountains. Golf, hiking, shooting, archery, windsurfing and even camel riding in the Sahara desert are some of the many attractions on offer.
Tetouan is a centre for trading in agricultural products such as grain, citrus fruit, livestock, crafts and vegetables, and industries include the manufacture of soap, cigarettes, matches, flour, textiles and other building materials together with printing, cabinet-making and fish canning.
The old part of Tetouan town is where the streets and alleys wind around under large arches opening onto small squares alive with activity. Hassan II square is situated at the point where the old and the new parts of town meet and it is the heart of the city. Each street or alley has its own trade, typical examples being weavers, jewellers, gunsmiths, leather and crafts. Country ladies wearing striped clothing and wide brimmed straw hats arrive in the early morning to sell butter, honey, herbs and vegetables.
It is a good idea to have an official guide around the town to learn something of the intriguing history which would otherwise be unknown.
Tetouan has many monuments including a fort and several mosques, fountains and the Khalifa's old 17th century palace but restored and renovated in 1948. There are also two museums, a college of fine arts and a school of Moroccan art.
To get a good feeling of the true Islamic Morocco, find a guide to bring you to the old town section of Tetouan. It is very safe and the people do live with high Islamic standards but the streets in the old town are small, winding and often unnamed. Very easy to get lost.