Morocco is a vibrant country that many call “the gateway to Africa.” It is a diverse and interesting location and has become a creative hub where digital nomads thrive. With its cultural influences including Islamic, French and Spanish, Morocco is home to Taghazout, a town rated as the fifth best town to live and work for creatives.
For dramatic landscapes, Morocco is a prime destination. Sweeping mountain ranges and endless desert dunes meet to offer the scenery that many travellers dream about. The sparkling stars are clear to see out in the middle of the Sahara at night, and you will also find waterfalls, forests, and coastlines to enjoy the sight of.
Moroccans are welcoming and traditional, with cultures and ways of life that have lasted for generations. The population is mixed fairly evenly between Arab and Berber, and there is a strong religious atmosphere, with call to prayer from the mosques happening regularly throughout the day. The population is a young one, however, and coliving spaces are growing in cities like Taghazout, Essaouira and Marrakech. It is a new way to explore the different cultures of life in Morocco.
Whilst it is a bustling country, the local pastime is people watching, so even when you are organising your next adventure, you will still have time to simply enjoy the atmosphere. Try it whilst sipping mint tea, or as you are bartering for one of the famous rugs you’ll find in the markets.
Coliving in Morocco is sure to spark creative juices and give you the opportunity to meet interesting and diverse groups of people. Take the time to do the things they recommend, whether that is riding a camel through the desert, eating delicious tagines and local food, or exploring the markets in the brightly coloured, busy squares. Just be careful not to get lost, or get too hot - Morocco requires some kind of sun protection all year round.
Facts about Morocco:
- If you touch food with your left hand, it’s considered rude.
- The symbol of love in Morocco is the liver, not the heart.
- The national dish of Morocco is couscous!
- Morocco is the only country in Africa that is not a member of the African Union. It is only 8 miles from Europe.
- Morocco has been inhabited for over 90,000 years, since the paleolithic era.