Wednesday, November 23, 2016
When to Visit Morocco
For more than two decades, Geoffrey Scovil has been practicing as an attorney. First serving as a public defender in Ohio, he has spent the past 18 years as a solo practitioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his free time, attorney Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil enjoys traveling outside of Albuquerque to such locations as Morocco.
Morocco’s peak tourist season runs from July to September. Between these months, locals return from their annual vacations and international tourists flock to the country. Since these months are the country’s summertime, temperatures can get hot in some areas. July and August, especially, are the hottest months of the year, but the coastal and mountain areas can be a bit cooler. Nevertheless, beaches and city streets stay crowded and prices are typically much higher.
As the country moves in fall and winter, prices and crowds tend to drop. Morocco experiences a couple Western holidays during the winter months, along with a few Islamic holidays. These holidays can affect travel options. Beyond that, winter and fall have cooler temperatures, but the mountains are susceptible to flash flooding and the desert often experiences extreme night temperatures.
Spring is regarded as one of the better times to visit Morocco. Most of the country experiences warm sunshine without getting too hot between the months of March and May. The mountains may still have some snow, but the air is noticeably crisp and fresh after the winter rainfall. Morocco’s coastal areas are also quite enjoyable. Since the country is coming from its offseason and moving into its peak season, prices can be a bit more manageable.