1 Tangier’s café squares
Sit with the ghosts of French spies and British secret agents as you while away the hours over a mint tea or espresso. For more information, see Rue es Siaghin & The Ville Nouvelle
2 The Caves of Hercules
Look out to sea from this grotto in the cliffs, through a cave window shaped like Africa.
A laidback beach resort with an intimate pastel-washed Medina, an international arts festival, and the palace of an old bandit chief.
4 Ancient Lixus
Extensive Roman ruins in a fine setting, which you’ll have pretty much to yourself to explore.
5 Moulay Bousselham
Wander the expansive windswept Atlantic beach and take a boat ride on the nearby lagoon, home to diverse birdlife and pink flamingos.
A Spanish enclave with a couple of forts and no less than three army museums – not to mention good beer, tapas and shops full of duty-free booze.
One of the prettiest and friendliest towns in Morocco, up in the Rif mountains, with a Medina full of pastel-blue houses.