Must see attractions in Al Hoceima

  • Sights in Al Hoceima

    El Peñón de Alhucemas

    One of the plazas de soberanía (places of sovereignty), this extraordinary white island fortress can be seen a few hundred metres off Plage Sfiha, along with the uninhabited Isla de Mar and Isla de Tierra, which fly the Spanish flag. Spanish rule dates back to 1559, when the Saadi dynasty gave it to Spain in exchange for military assistance. In 1673 the Spanish military established a garrison there and never left.

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    Plage Sfiha

    A short retreat from the city, wide horseshoe-shaped Plage Sfiha looks out on the Spanish-controlled post-colonial relic, El Peñon de Alhucemas. A couple of other Spanish islands are also visible to the west. The beach is well maintained and lined with umbrella seating and restaurants in summer. Pedalos and jet skis are available for hire.

  • Sights in Al Hoceima

    Cala Bonita

    Because of its location south of town, Cala Bonita pebble beach manages to avoid some of the crowds, though there are still plenty of umbrellas during summer. The beach is flanked by a cafe, restaurant and a scuba diving club.

  • Sights in Al Hoceima

    Plage Quemado

    Located in a pretty, steep-sided bay, the yellow sand beach below the Mercure Quemado Resort is a popular hang-out spot in the summer for taking a dip and gawking at the adjacent rock face, which is topped with white city buildings. Pedalos are available to hire in season.

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    Port

    The port is mainly used for a large commercial fishing operation. It's a great place to watch the catch being unloaded, and to find dinner: vendors line up with fresh fish; have your selection grilled at the Club Nautique.

  • Sights in Al Hoceima

    Plage Isri

    This 100m-long grey-sand beach is a good option for soaking in some rays outside of the city bustle. A few food shacks along the beach serve fresh catch during the summer months. It's 5km south of town.