What Is Morocco Known For?

There are numerous things that come to mind when thinking about Morocco. Some of the answers that have been listed in this article are from people who have visited the country and experienced the culture first hand.

What Is Morocco Known For

A number of people also tend to associate Morocco with elements from pop culture, including the movie “Casablanca”.

Beaches And Deserts

It is accurate that Morocco has numerous beaches. In fact, it has more than 1800 miles of coastline that stretches across the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic ocean (You might also want to check out What Connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea?). Also, Morocco contains hundreds of square miles of desert within the southern area of the country. 

The geography of Morocco is undoubtedly diverse (Check out How Far Is Morocco from Spain?). There are numerous mountain ranges, vineyards, forests, lakes and rivers throughout the country.

Any nature lovers will be able to engage in a vast range of outdoor activities in Morocco, including camping, fishing, hiking, and rock climbing. You may be surprised to know the Morocco is even a ski resort during the winter months! 

The Weather

The summertime temperatures within the desert regions of the country are incredibly hot and you may find this overwhelming if you are sensitive to heat.

Daytime temperatures during the summer usually top 40 degrees Celsius (over 100 F) in some parts of Marrakech and the Sahara Desert.

In most instances of extreme weather within Morocco, we are referring to desert heat, which is also incredibly dry. As there is little moisture to contain the heat, things do usually cool down a lot once the sun has set.

Even during the summer months, the desert will become far cooler when the sun has gone down. 

Morocco can be described as a “cold country with a hot sun”. This is because temperatures will vary drastically from region to region during the course of the year.

Thus, if you prefer to avoid hot weather, there are numerous places in Morocco you can comfortably visit during the summer. And, as mentioned, the country is also perfect for a winter retreat! 

Camel Rides

Camel Rides

If riding a camel is something you want to do,  you will definitely be able to do that in Morocco. You should opt for a camel tour within the sand dunes of the Sahara. This is an incredibly popular activity and one for the family to enjoy together. 

If you are unable to make it to the Sahara desert region, then there are numerous guided camel tours that are accessible within areas like Marrakech. Thus, you will be able to ride on a camel regardless of your location. 

Delicious Food

One of the most incredible things that Morocco is known for is Moroccan cuisine. There are freshly cooked vegetable salads and tantalizing side dishes alongside spicy soups and tajines that are guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds beyond measure.

You will also be able to taste the finest couscous you have ever sampled. 

Moroccan food is made using numerous spices. Some of the most common spices that are used are ginger, pepper, cumin, nutmeg, turmeric, saffron, and cinnamon.

These spices used tend to be vastly impactful and flavorful. They also tend to focus on flavor as opposed to heat, although the peppers add enhanced spice within some dishes.

When visiting Morocco, you should definitely opt for a food tour in order to sample all of the local delicacies that are on offer. You will not regret it! 


The movie Casablanca is a renowned classic. It is also many people’s favorite movie. If you visit Casablanca itself, you will actually be able to eat at a restaurant called Rick’s Cafe. This cafe is directly inspired by the movie itself. 

However, despite the Moroccan associations, it is important to note that no scenes from the movie itself were actually filmed in Casablanca. 

However, the cafe does actually look similar to the one from the movie. This cafe also contains  a roulette wheel. They also show the movie on a large screen to entertain tourists whilst they are eating.

If you are a major fan of the movie and are looking for a means of authentically engaging with the culture, then you should visit this cafe. 

It is slightly expensive and the prices are reflective of the influx of tourists that visit this location. Alternatively, there are numerous places that you will be able to dine in and immerse yourself amongst the culture of Casablanca. 


To conclude, Morocco is renowned for many reasons. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world. This is why it is often the location that is chosen for hit films like Casablanca. 

Morocco is typically known for its stunning beaches that stretch across the coastline of the country. These sandy beaches are also accompanied by vast swathes of desert. Thus, if you are looking to ride a camel and tick that off your bucket list, you are guaranteed to be able to do so in Morocco!

If you are unable to access Saharan based camel tours due to your location, then you will also be able to take Camel tours in locations like Marrakech. 

Morocco is also renowned for its stunning cuisine. Irrespective of whether you are looking for something sweet or savory, you are guaranteed to find the most wholesome food that incorporates a vast array of tantalizing flavors for you to wrap your mouth around.

It is highly recommended that you take a food tour when visiting Morocco, this way you will be able to indulge in all of the finest food that this wonderful country has to offer (Check out What Do They Eat For Breakfast In Morocco?).

Moroccan food is known for being fused with swathes of spice, and you will not have tried anything quite as stimulating for your tastebuds! 

If you are looking to visit a country that has a vast amount of beauty, history, and culture, then you should definitely consider visiting Morocco and discover for yourself why this country is so special.

Andrea Arthur