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9 Most Romantic Places in Morocco for Couples

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The Secret Garden in Marrakech, Morocco

The Secret Garden in Marrakech, Morocco

The nine most romantic must-see destinations in Morocco embody the splendor of heritage, the charm of seclusion, and passion for preserved opulence.

With grand palaces, traditional architecture, and natural splendor, Morocco is an incredible destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Lounge in cultural mansions, wander through elaborate gardens, or bask in the beauty of the desert sunset.

Whether looking for a cosmopolitan introduction to imperial cities, eager to explore the colors of a traditional marketplace, hoping for the perfect mountain resort, or eager to embrace the seaside, Morocco has the ultimate romantic ambiance for couples of all kinds.

  1. 1. Erg Chebbi
  2. 2. Ouarzazate
  3. 3. Zaouia d’Ifrane
  4. 4. Marrakech
  5. 5. Fez
  6. 6. Essaouira
  7. 7. Tetouan
  8. 8. Oualidia
  9. 9. Chefchaouen
  10. Ready to Experience the Romance of Morocco?

1. Erg Chebbi

Luxury desert camp under the stars in Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Desert Luxury Camp in Erg Chebbi, Morocco

The drama of nature and the beauty of seclusion create a romantic scene at Erg Chebbi. Golden sand dunes roll to the horizon, the hot sunlight of the Sahara glints against the landscape, and sunset can bring fire dancing across the sky. Camp out in luxurious style beneath the vast blanket of twinkling stars or even embrace the overlooked charms of watching the sun rise and return a dazzling array of colors to the desert scenery. Sip hot mint tea, dance under the night sky, and simply enjoy the glamour of remoteness.

2. Ouarzazate

Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou in Ouarzazate, Morocco

Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou in Ouarzazate, Morocco

Love stories become cinematic in Ouarzazate. As the film set of epic award-winning movies like Gladiator and The Mummy, the architecture rises out of an oasis like a dream of what you hope a hidden and ancient desert city to be. Sand-swept streets, swaying date palms, and a touch of seclusion can bring romance to your view of the Kasbah and the surrounding Draa Valley. Whether walking along the winding alleys or lounging by a desert pool, you can indulge in the endless simple pleasures that come with slowly moving through your day.

3. Zaouia d’Ifrane

 Green slopes of Ifrane in the Middle Atlas mountains, morocco

Ilfrane in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Active couples with a passion for nature can discover secluded corners of the Earth when on the trail through Ifrane National Park that connects to the tiny village of Zaouia Ifrane. Instead of a single destination, you can embrace the collection of settlements in the Middle Atlas Mountains for a retreat into romance. Find stone Berber houses. Uncover cascading waterfalls that splash against rock pools. Witness lush alpine fields and aromatic cedar forests. The romance of nature and tradition will come into focus in Zaouia Ifrane.

4. Marrakech

Djemaa el Fna market in Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

The rich reds of the architecture lend to the romantic ambiance of historic Marrakech. The narrow and medieval lanes of the souk carry a festive air, while antique gardens blossom against preserved regal designs. No matter the season, the streets of the medina feel warm and inviting, with the poets, jugglers, and food vendors in Djemaa El Fna Square demonstrating the joy and thrill of a city that has become home to legendary romance. Vibrant colors, fashionable shopping, a labyrinth of history, and unforgettable energy create timeless memories for you and your partner.

5. Fez

Riad courtyard in Fez, Morocco

Riad courtyard in Fez, Morocco

As the spiritual and cultural center of Morocco, Fez embraces its past to create the ambiance of a storybook inside the preserved medina. Elegant riads capture the returned opulence of past mansions and rooftop cafes provide panoramic views across the imperial city. Walkable lanes lead to ancient universities and fascinating museum galleries, with each new monument highlighting the intricate beauty of the past and its elegant preservation. Exquisite water features, hidden alleyways bursting with aromatic cuisine, a sea of minarets decorating the skyline, and tireless artisans shaping excellent crafts make Fez an easy place to fall in love.

6. Essaouira

Couple riding camels along the beach in Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira, Morocco

The fabulous mix of relaxation, colonial architecture, and historical Moroccan culture make Essaouira a popular romantic destination. Boutique riads and cheerful beaches set a perfect scene along the Atlantic coastline, punctuated by the walls of the Portuguese fortress. Take a romantic camel ride along the water’s edge. Learn to capture the customs of Moroccan cuisine as a couple with a private cooking class. Find one of the country’s top vineyards to sample mouthwatering wines, with a view of graceful vineyards. Colorful, lively, and scented with a mixture of spice and sea, Essaouira is endlessly atmospheric and perfect for passion.

7. Tetouan

Tetouan, Morocco

Tetouan, Morocco

Tetouan is a perfect destination for a couple’s getaway as you immerse yourself in a jewel at the base of the Rif Mountains. While often overlooked by travelers, the city represents tradition and culture, with deep connections to Spain. Nature captures the wonders of the mountains on the outskirts, while the city reflects historical charm draped in the whitewashed walls of the medina. Restored mansions, dramatic fortress walls, colorful shops inside the souk, and incredible Roman and Phoenician artifacts inside the archeological museum make Teteouan a quiet escape for couples looking for lesser-known elegance and charisma.

8. Oualidia

Laguna Oualidia, Morocco

Oualidia, Morocco

Coastal beauty and seclusion bring fame to the otherwise quiet shores of Oualidia. The resort town wraps around the crescent-shaped lagoon and features golden sands and relaxing waters, with waves breaking against the rocky edges in the distance. Delicious restaurants and gorgeous accommodations capture the popularity of the beach as a weekend and summer retreat, while birdwatchers flock to the waters in search of migrating flamingos and storks along the surrounding wetlands. Oualidia is the perfect escape for couples looking for coastal romance and a touch of Morocco’s unique diversity.

9. Chefchaouen

Courtyard in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen, Morocco

The mystic ambiance of Chefchaouen creates a flair for romance along the vibrant streets of the Blue City. Tucked into the slopes of the Rif Mountains, the city embodies tradition in daily life demonstrated within the blue walls of the medina. With lanes that open to vibrant mountain panoramas, the restored Kasbah touches the city with eclectic Andalusian influence among red-tiled roofs and the welcoming cafes and restaurants in Plaza Uta El Hammam. Venture into the mountains in search of luxurious waterfalls or spend time admiring the architecture of the Grande Mosquee, enjoy a traditional bakery or embrace the winding trails to find your perfect romance.

Ready to Experience the Romance of Morocco?

Garden courtyard at La Mamounia in Marrakech, Morocco

La Mamounia Ressort in Marrakech, Morocco

From luxurious mansions to antique courtyards, lively marketplaces to enticing squares, you can embrace the spirit of romance during your couple’s trip to Morocco. Indulge in the views of mountain landscapes or bask in the remote beauty of the Sahara Desert, stroll through gardens that blossom with vibrant flora, or enjoy the view of the Atlantic coast as you experience the timeless joys of Morocco. Zicasso’s Morocco Tours & Vacations inspire you to create the right customizable itinerary for your perfect romantic vacation. Speak with a Morocco travel specialist by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707 or filling out a Trip Request.

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