Top ChoiceSeafood in Sidi Ifni


The best restaurant in Sidi Ifni serves excellent grills and seafood, often to a soundtrack of Western music – English-speaking owner Abdellah is a big fan of the blues – amid an elegant Moorish-style interior....

Historic Building in Sidi Ifni

Town Hall

One of Sidi Ifni's finest Spanish-era buildings, the stately hôtel de ville stands in a garden of cactus and plumbago, facing Place Hassan II. It's washed in white paint with blue vertical stripes imitating...

Beach in Sidi Ifni


The beach is big and rarely busy. While frequently rough waves make swimming inadvisable, its position beneath dramatic cliffs – as well as its significant length – invites sunset strolls. The odd construction...

Historic Building in Sidi Ifni

Royal Palace

Trimmed by palm trees, this imposing building is adjacent to the relaxed Place Hassan II (formerly Plaza de España). This building in particular, with its high gates, manicured garden and out-of-context...

Moroccan in Sidi Ifni

Café Miramar

This cliffside family-run cafe dishes up the usual suspects (tajines, brochettes, Friday couscous) with cheery flair and gorgeous ocean views. Bouquets of flowers, while faux, liven up what would otherwise be a...

Bar in Sidi Ifni

Hôtel Bellevue

Perched on a cliff above the beach, the bar at Hôtel Bellevue is a wonderful spot for a sundowner. Order a Casablanca lager and watch the breakers roll into the beach below. Simple food is available (tajines from...

Cafe in Sidi Ifni


Our favourite of the laid-back cafes lining Ave Hassan II. Order up a robust black coffee, tune in to the bouncy 1960s Spanish pop music and take in views across the street of the cool art-deco profile of the...

Moroccan in Sidi Ifni

Hôtel Suerte Loca

It's an easygoing vibe at this cafe, beloved by surfers and other mega-chilled folks. The English-speaking owner serves good breakfasts, juice, coffee and a date-almond milkshake. At night, occasional live music...

Cafe in Sidi Ifni

Café Tagoute

Pull up a chair, order a Coca Cola and join the dozens of young men shooting the breeze at this cafe, one of several on the cliff-hugging corniche overlooking the waves breaking on Ifni beach. Breakfasts...

Historic Building in Sidi Ifni

Former Spanish Consulate

One of Spanish Sidi Ifni's most attractive art-deco buildings, with a notable front porch ideal for the partaking of consular libations. Wonderfully tall cacti frame the house, but unfortunately it's closed to...

Food in Sidi Ifni

Miel Afoulki

The shop of Miel Afoulki, a honey cooperative, sells some extraordinary local flavours, including orange and euphorbia. Hours are flexible, but someone usually shows up to let visitors in.

Food in Sidi Ifni

Tafyoucht Cooperative

This women’s cooperative produces oil and cosmetic products from the versatile argan tree. Opening hours are flexible, but visitors are made to feel welcome.

Market in Sidi Ifni

Municipal Market

In addition to the fish market, produce market and surrounding cafes, look out for the courtyard of smoking grills. In this atmospheric outdoor spot, where cooks fan the coals and call out to customers, you can...

Historic Building in Sidi Ifni


Essential for Sidi Ifni's marine commerce when the heavy fog inevitably rolls in from the Atlantic, this Spanish-era lighthouse has an interesting mosaic pattern to it. It's closed to the public, but worth...

Jewelry in Sidi Ifni

Jardin du Perle

Beads for DIY jewellery make this boutique, run by the friendly owner of Hôtel Suerte Loca, a unique shopping stop in southern Morocco. She also trades in the more predictable caftans, tea services and other...

Cafe in Sidi Ifni

Gran Canaria

This is the most popular spot for local chaps to shoot the breeze over an espresso. Upstairs there's also a restaurant that usually does a brisk trade in tasty pizza and seafood tajines. It was closed when we...

Historic Building in Sidi Ifni

Ship House

Looking out over the beach, this cliff-top building shaped like the bow of a ship was originally the Spanish Naval Secretariat. It's not open to the public, but is worth passing by if you're on a colonial art...

Historic Building in Sidi Ifni

Cine Avenida

Interesting art-deco building that was a cinema during Spanish days and is now occasionally used for concerts and art installations. The font of the street-facing sign is wonderfully retro, but the cinema is...

Historic Building in Sidi Ifni

Twist Club

A poignant sign is the only evidence that this nightclub was once the place to be. There's nothing to see here these days, except images in your mind's eye of the swinging scene that may have called this club home.

Historic Building in Sidi Ifni

Law Courts (Former Church)

This Spanish-era church displays a few Moorish design influences and is now used as law courts. It's closed to the public, but the curious might be able to peek inside without arousing too much suspicion.