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Saturday, 31 January 2015 12:00 AM

Ideas for Holidays in Morocco in March

Best To Wait a Bit Longer For some places

Similar to February, March is a relatively temperate and pleasant month across the whole of Morocco, with average temperature 1–2 deg C higher than in February - ranging from 17 deg Celsius in Tangier in the north to 25 deg Celsius in Zagora in the desert in the south west – but evenings and nights continue to be chilli especially in the north and the mountains.

Although the whole of Morocco has pleasant temperatures in March, given the change in the weather that is about to happen in many places, the Atlantic coastal towns, the mountain regions and the north of Morocco are worth waiting an extra month or so if you have the flexibility of holiday dates.  Those regions – Essaouira/ Oualidia, High Atlas and Fez/ Menes – become far more attractive to most visitors in the April and May period. The winter rains that affect the north the most (74mm mean rainfall in Tangier, 68mm in Fez) are still present although decreasing another reason to wait a month or so more before visiting the fascinating north.

Holidays in Marrakech

Marrakech is starting to warm up nicely in March with temperatures consistently being in the early 20s (deg C). Wandering the souks or relaxing over a mint tea in the medina when the temperature is mild and the region is less busy offers the basis of a great holiday for many.

March is also nicely placed between school holidays, which can affect flight prices enormously – so flights into Marrakech (and other International airports) can be very well priced.

The Desert and the South aren’t Too Hot Yet

The Sahara will get very hot in the mid summer, but there’s several months before then to get in a trip for the more adventurous holiday maker. The Sahara is a significant distance away from the most likely airports (Marrakech, Agadir or Fez) but by March the journey through the High Atlas mountains is more pleasant and the various places to stop en route should be warming by nicely. Seemingly endless horizons and night skies, riding camels to a night camp and sleeping in a Berber tent await you after you drive to M’Hamid, with interesting stops in the Skoura oasis and Zagora en route.

Similarly Taroudant and the Anti Atlas region is warming up in March (Taroudant 23 deg C average temperature) and is a great option for those seeking to relax. Taroudant offers various options of cultural insight and is a good base from which to explore the little explored region of the Anti Atlas with numerous agadirs (fortified houses) around Tafraoute in the beautiful Amelyn Valley, and the Souss Massa National Park south of Agadir for those with an interest in nature (peak interest for twitchers are the migratory birds in November and around April).