"Relaxing Asilah by the sea" Top 5 Page for this destination Asilah by angiebabe

Asilah Travel Guide: 96 reviews and 318 photos

Lovely almost spotlessly clean medina fortress town next to the sea - one of the few places in Morocco, especially if youve been driving around the country towns, where you will see flowers in the streets and in peoples residences!

Its a beautiful spot to relax and spend a night or a few - meandering about the maze of streets in the medina and sitting out on the fortress walls for sunrise or sunset - or any time of day.

There are excellent places to stay in the medina - renovated homes in keeping with traditional style of the riad with wonderful designs and colours behind the blue front door. Make contact with the locals in the nearby cafes for info on renting a room or an apartment and you will find that you can obtain a lovely place to stay for very reasonable prices.

Also shopping is quite nice too - theres a interesting range of shops in which you might want to pick up a few souvenirs such as jewellery, leather pouffes, and rugs and carpets, local artwork or even seashells for sale.
Still need to haggle as the original asking prices are still over the top but the hustle and touting is less.

International Art Festival

Asilah is also famed for its International Art Festival which brings artists and audiences from around the world each August.

Held in the Cultural Centre/main hall/ex palace are various exhibitions and events on the calendar but also significantly are that the walls around the medina end up with a new year of murals and 'graffitti' to enjoy for future visits to the town!

Seafood restaurants and walks beside the seashore and beach. Of course Asilah is a good place to come for seafood meals. But also just sitting in the sun at one of the numerous cafes for a leisurely breakfast or an excellent coffee or mint tea or freshly squeezed sweet orange juice are further experiences to add to your memories of memorable times in and
around Morocco!

If youre arriving or departing Morocco via Tangier and needing a place to stay - Asilah is a preferable place for the night - only 45 minutes away - frequent grande taxis and minivans heading back and forth - along with locals buses which go when satisfactory numbers of passengers on board or not too past the scheduled times - and then a petite taxi to or from the port.

  • Last visit to Asilah: Mar 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Have you been to Asouwira. IDK if I spelled it right. Asouwira is nice. The buildings there are also white washed, and it also has a fort, and they filmed some movie there.

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2011 at 3:06 AM

    You sure are a Morocco veteran. No one has traveled to Morocco so much and your tips are real helpful! Very nice page indeed!

    • angiebabe's Profile Photo
      Apr 22, 2013 at 8:05 AM

      thank you Goutam - just reread your comment here when roaming around, very nice thankyou

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    I have reached a new milestone in life, I reminded someone of a toilet. ;-).. BTW, Nice Asilah page, Karl

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    This looks like a nice town with all those white washed homes, also the markets to visit, either to buy or see the ladies in their colourful hats! Lovely page!

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2011 at 10:38 PM

    I also liked this lovely town!, and we have the same main pic!

    • angiebabe's Profile Photo
      Apr 22, 2013 at 8:07 AM

      this was certainly one of the most famed scenes of Asilah - and very popular with Spanish visitors! quite a number of homes here owned by Spanish people and how lovely to come just across the Straits of Gib for the weekend here!...though I did it a few times from London!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    I got to Tangier-1973, and wished had time to see the Rif culture and the whitewash buildings. It looks clean and steeped in history-good job

    • angiebabe's Profile Photo
      Apr 22, 2013 at 8:07 AM

      hi again Bruce and thanks again - indeed a lovely town, especially good if one needs a break from 'Morocco'!

  • pfsmalo's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2009 at 1:32 AM

    Nice, new pages Angie, see the D90 being put to good use. XXXX

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2009 at 3:33 PM

    Great page here too Angela, especially the transport ones!

  • Herwig1961's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2009 at 8:17 AM

    Hi Angela,lovely place and page here!Thank you for your comments and safe and joyful travel to Burundi!All the best!Greetings Herwig

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2009 at 9:09 AM

    Thanks for your good page.....


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