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Recommendations FOR THE TRIP

What to bring on your trip to Morocco,

we advise you to always wear comfortable clothing best of cotton and always have a piece of clothing. The evenings can be cold.

  • Suntan lotion and sunscreen and lip balm.
  • Spare batteries for the camera (there are of poor quality)
  • Insect Repellent
  • moisturizer and hydrating lip
  • tissue paper and moistened
  • spare batteries for any device. (There are of poor quality)
  • sunglasses and a hat or cap.
  • Toilet bag with everything you will need to take a shower
  • a small first aid kit: ibuprofen, paracetamol, astringent (just in case) etc and any medication that you use regularly.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and flip flops.
  • Documentation

If you are Spanish just to have a valid passport, with a minimum of 6 months validity.

Climate

The climate in Morocco can reach as much of a surprise, since it depends on a lot of the area to visit and the time of the year in which we find ourselves. In general, in coastal areas, temperatures tend to be softer, more Mediterranean.

Summer: the intensity of the sun is very high; it is necessary to use light clothes of cotton, hat, sunscreen and to drink bottled water in abundance. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, accelerate the dehydration.

Language

The official language of Morocco is Arabic, but a large part of the population speaks French. The Berber is also a language very widespread, especially in the more rural areas.

Currency

The Dirham (MAD) is the official currency of Morocco, but the euro is accepted in many places and is changed without any difficulty. The currency exchange you can perform comfortably in all airports, as well as in the majority of hotels. In the cities you will also find the typical houses of change. By 1€ approximately will give you between 10.10 to 10.30 dirhams dirhams depending on the time of the change.

There are plenty of atms in tourist areas and even in small towns.

For calling:

To call Spain from Morocco we must put the country code 34

for Will Call Morocco from Spain put the country code 212

CREDIT CARDS:

Are widely accepted in banks, some hotels and shops. It is advisable to have cash at all times.

Local time

Morocco has one hour less than Spain during the winter. The time difference increases to two hours during the summer months in up to two hours with respect to the peninsula and an hour if you come from the Canary Islands.

General Electric current Electric current is 220V, although you can find sites of 110v. The plugs, in general, are round pin.

Vaccines

.It is mandatory to get vaccinated to travel to Morocco from Spain. However for your peace of mind, you can consult the page of www.mae.es and take note of its recommendations

Medications:

Despite the fact that pharmacies are well stocked, it is necessary to check the expiration date of the medicines. Tend to be expensive, so you want to be provided with analgesics, anti-diarrhea tablets and remedies for burns.

Drinking Water:

Drinking water from the tap water can cause stomach problems; buy bottled water and do not eat raw foods.

Food and drink:

In Morocco, eat well

The national dishes are the tagine, stewed vegetables and meat and couscous, durum wheat carefully steamed a delicious stew of vegetables and meat. The main secret of all the kitchen is the special selection of the variety of spices that exist in Moroccan cuisine.
The bread is an unconditional, is present in all meals.
In rural areas, each family has a oven of stone or mud where bake the bread carefully, to eat freshly made.
The harira soup of Ramadan, nutritious blend of semolina pasta, rice, vegetables and spices and cilantro flavor.

Eating in the street:
- The Moroccans like to eat in gargottes, kiosks and cafes that sell affordable snacks such as harira soup), salads, and shish kebabs (), merguez (spicy sausages) and singles tajines.

- The inescapable place to taste the food of the street is the Jemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech, or the fish stalls of the port of Essaouira.

- Tourists we tend to be suspicious of the measures of hygiene of these places, but if you enjoyed popularity among the residents is indicative of the fact that the food is usually fresh.

Vegetarian Cuisine:
- There is a wide selection of salads prepared exclusively with vegetables. Vegetarian tajines are served.

- The markets offer a multitude of fruits and vegetables, and excellent yogurt.

Alcoholic beverages, wine and beer:
- green tea with mint and the national drink, but also serves Arabic coffee.

- Morocco has oranges exquisite, hence that in almost all the places they serve orange juice in season. Also popular are the almond milk and banana with milk.

- Soft drinks and mineral water bottled water sold in any place.

- Due to the fact that Morocco is a Muslim country, generally it is not easy to buy alcoholic beverages in medinas or rural areas, but it is very common in hotels, restaurants and bars.

- The Moroccans who drink alcohol usually ask for a local beer cold;

Casablanca or Fag or special

- The Moroccan wines, mostly from the region of Meyuinez or Haha, close to Essaouira, are rather strong, but acceptable.

Children:

The Moroccans love children, receive them warmly and entertain wherever they go. Almost all enjoy strolling through the souks or in nature, with fantastic mountains and beaches. In addition, the food also fits quite to your tastes.

Insurance:

Morocco has highly qualified physicians in urban areas, but it is critical to hire a full sickness insurance.