Tangier, Morocco - Stein Travel
Email us: sarah@steintravel.ie
Call 01 517 5990

Licensed by Commission Aviation Regulation TA 0796 Holidays 100% protected

request a quote

OUR DESTINATIONS

 

Let us help you find your perfect holiday by phoning us on 

(01) 517 5990

 

We offer holidays to the four courners of the globe.  If you want specialist advise please phone our travel team and we will be happy to help. 

Alternatively, check out some of our holiday offers below. 

 

Holidays Portugal

Holidays Spain

Canary Islands

Holiday Offers

Escorted Holidays

Tangier

For decades, between 1920 and the late 1950s, Tangier was a playground for adventure-seekers and the rich and famous, attracting all those seeking a tax haven or a mystic destination, from authors to artists and spies to aristocrats. Regular visitors included the likes of Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams, and Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton. When Spain relinquished Tangier back to Morocco in 1960, its duty-free status went with it, and the city lost a great deal of its flair. Tourism is slowly increasing once more, though: visitors succumbing to the city's proximity to Europe are discovering that its decayed grandeur still has much to offer; from its palm-treed promenade and sandy beach to the old town section, and its outlying villages and resorts. Seasoned Moroccan visitors, however, warn that it is best not to take on Tangier until you are acclimatised to the rest of the country, and to be vigilant as regards safety after dark. Despite its fall from glory, a stylish cafe society has once again begun to build up in modern day Tangier's boulevards, and the merchants in the medina (old quarter) are doing good trade with tourists exploring its maze of narrow streets, all of which are within sight of the Spanish coast across the straits of Gibraltar.

Information & Facts

Climate

Tangier has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunny weather and hardly any rain in summer (June to August). In July and August temperatures can rise as high as 86°F (30°C). Tangier winters (December to February) can get quite cool with minimum temperatures falling to 48°F (9°C). The highest rainfall is generally in November and December.

Language

Arabic is the official language, but eight other languages are also spoken including Berber, French and Spanish. English is generally understood in the tourist areas, but French is the most widely spoken.

Money

The unit of currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD), which is divided into 100 centimes. ATMs are available in the larger towns, but can be unreliable; currency can be exchanged at banks or official bureaux de changes, which are also widespread in major towns. Dirhams cannot be obtained or exchanged outside Morocco and receipts must be retained as proof of legal currency exchange, as well as in order to re-exchange money when departing. Major credit cards are accepted in the larger shops, hotels and restaurants. Travellers cheques can be used in tourist areas, but are not prevalent; they are best taken in Euros or Pounds Stirling.

Call us
Our experienced travel consultants
are always here to help on:
(01) 517 5990

ACCEPT COOKIESTo give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies. Using this site means you agree to our use of cookies. We have published a cookies policy, which you should read to find out more about the cookies we use. View cookies policy.