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Relaxing in the Sun in Beautiful Asilah

A July 2006 trip to Asilah by robertpallas

Hotel Zelis Asilah Photo, Asilah, Morocco More Photos
Quote: A relaxing few days spent exploring the town, culture, and beaches of one of my favourite places in Morocco.

Relaxing in the Sun in Beautiful Asilah

Overview

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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Exploring the beautiful town itself, a maze of narrow side streets encompassed in an 17th century Portuguese fortification. Street art produced by the Asilah summer arts festival. Relaxing on the stretches of golden sand, taking a dip in the Atlantic. And last but not least, the food! Tajines, shish-kebabs, cous-cous, and grilled fish are the best food here are probably the best I found in MoroccoQuick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: Getting here or away from Tangiers or Larache is best done by taxi or bus. A bus every hour or so makes the hour long trip to Tangiers. Grand Taxis leave when full or you can hire them out yourself for about 150 dh. In Tangiers get the taxis from the main...Read More

Hotel Zelis Asilah

Hotel | "Hotel Zelis"

Hotel Zelis Asilah Photo, Asilah, Morocco
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Hotel Zelis is a small, locally run hotel for those on a medium budget or who want to experience something a little more friendly than a resort style hotel or apartment. The man at the door is one of the nicest people and makes you feel so welcome every time you walk into the building. The rooms are tastefully decorated with posters or photos of local views and everything feels very authentic. The beds are comfortable and plenty of storage space is provided. The windows are darkened which is a great relief when the fierce sun rises at 6am.The included breakfast is a very decent buffet style affair with various croissants and breads, cold meats, cheese, or jam. There is no attached restaurant b...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 10, 2007

Hotel Zelis Asilah
Avenue Mellilal
Asilah, Morocco
9 41 70 69

Restaurant Rabat

Restaurant

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Restaurant Rabat is the cheapest and yet nicest restaurant I dined at in Morocco. Characterised from among the row of café-restaurants by the city walls by its green colour scheme, it is worth looking out for from amongst the others. The chicken tajine here was my favourite in all of Morocco, with a brilliant combination of flavours from of paprika, lemon, and olives. The grilled fish was also amazing, being a seaside town, this was undoubtedly caught on the day. A whole meal including salad, drink, and main course cost about 60dh here.

The only downside, for some, will be its lack of alcoholic drinks, but I would rather eat better, cheaper food and leave the drinks for later.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 10, 2007

Paradise Beach/Playa de las Cuevas

Attraction | "Beach Just South of Medina Walls"

Sunset on Asilah beach Photo, Asilah, Morocco
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The South Asilah beach (I don’t know the real name) is situated down some steps from the Southern battlements (this is where everyone goes to take a classic photo of the town walls). It may not be the prettiest, quietest, or cleanest beach – not by far, but for those who want to feel more in touch with the local culture and customs, this is at least worth checking out once. The beach is about 300m long, with large rocks interspersed along the shoreline. Children play in and around the rocks, running into the crashing waves, the occasional teenager who will jump the 40ft drop from the top of the battlements. Mothers relax in the shade of tattered and faded beach umbrellas, looking after a baby or weavi...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 10, 2007

Paradise Beach/Playa de las Cuevas
3 Kms to the South
Asilah, Morocco

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