A small coastal town with impressive landscapes, providing a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Moulay Bousselham

A great option if you’re looking to get some rest

Upon arriving at the coastal town of Moulay Bousselham, via the road between Rabat and Tangier, you will be fascinated by its traditional fishing village appearance – colourful boats included – as well as its dune and forest landscape, whitewashed houses and beach front restaurants serving delicious fresh fish. One of its main attractions is the lagoon, Merja Zerga, a native bird watching reserve that was declared a Site of Biological and Ecological Interest, and which has more recently been upgraded to the category of National Park. Taking the opportunity to benefit from the situation, locals rent out their boats along with pairs of binoculars, allowing you to take a leisurely jaunt across the lagoon whilst observing the impressive spectacle of birds in their natural habitat. It’s best, however, to agree upon a price before stepping aboard (recommended price: 150 dirhams for a two hour trip for six people), leaving you to relax, enjoy the coastal scenery and identify the gulls, cormorants and flamingos, to name but a few of the species found here, to your heart’s content.

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