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Al Hoceima

Al Hoceima is a great place to spend a few days. Quiet, relaxing and hassle-free, this modern seaside resort was founded by the Spanish as Villa Sanjuro. The town was built as a garrison after the Rif Wars in the early 20th century; rebel Abd Al Krim operated nearby. Independence brought the name change to Al Hoceima, but Spanish influence remains strong in language, architecture and business.

In recent years a lot of money has been plowed into the town, particularly into its booming tourism industry. The wide Place Mohammed VI has fountains and a sweeping corniche following the coast and forms a natural center to the town. The nearby Al Hoceima National Park has been carefully opened to rural tourism – an opportunity not to be missed.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Al Hoceima.