Monday, August 31, 2015

When to Visit Morocco

Geoffrey Scovil is an experienced attorney currently practicing habeas corpus law at his own law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Away from work, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys traveling outside of Albuquerque and has visited such exotic places as Morocco.

Due to its wide variety of regions, Morocco is a popular destination for tourists throughout the year. Summertime is considered the peak season for travel in Morocco. Between July and September, the beaches are busy and many locals return from mainland Europe for a break from work. However, summer weather can get extremely hot, particularly in the Sahara Desert between June and August. Room rates increase during these months, especially in Marrakech, and some hotels close to avoid the heat.

Between November and February the temperatures are a bit more manageable during the day. Evenings often get cold during the winter months, and both northern Morocco and the high Atlas Mountains experience significantly colder and rainier weather than the rest of the country. However, visiting a bit earlier in the winter season offers better weather and more affordable accommodations.

Spring is regarded as the best time for visiting certain areas in the country, including Marrakech and some mountain areas. Spring lasts from March through May and brings with it nice weather and fantastic views of the area’s lush greenery and blossoms. Easter is a hugely popular time for visiting, so it will be much busier and likely more expensive. This is also the case for many holidays celebrated in Morocco.