Top things to do in Southern Atlantic Coast

Top Choice Moroccan in Tiznit

À l'Ombre du Figuier

Follow the signs through alleyways and under low doorways to one of southern Morocco's best restaurants. Colourful tables are arrayed under the dappled shade of a sprawling fig tree. The menu is meat-heavy, with lam…
Top Choice Seafood in Sidi Ifni

Nomad

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. Serv…
Mosque in Tiznit

Grande Mosquée

The minaret of the Grande Mosquée (closed to non-Muslims) is studded with jutting wooden sticks, in the style of Sahel mosques including the famous Djinguereber Mosque in Timbuktu, Mali. Local legend suggests this i…
Beach in Mirleft

Plage Sauvage

Four kilometres south of Mirleft is this truly wild beach, accessible down a set of steps, featuring caves, cliffs and crashing waves great for surfing. There's an outpost of Spot-M here for board and wetsuit rental…
Cafe in Mirleft

Tifawin Cafe

Tifawin's laid-back cosmopolitan style includes excellent juices and smoothies – especially anything incorporating creamy avocado – and Moroccan pancakes with honey or amlou (a winning combination of argan-nut butte…
Seafood in Tan Tan & Tan Tan Plage

La Scala

A short walk from Tan Tan Plage's main square, La Scala is one of the town's best seafood restaurants. The friendly owner Abdellah is eager to please visitors who've made the big trek south, and plates of octopus sa…
Moroccan in Tiznit

Riad Le Lieu

The charming Aïcha attracts locals and tourists alike with her daily specials, which typically include tomato and goat-cheese salad, pastilla (savoury-sweet pie) and camel, beef or sardine tajines. The intimate sett…
Beach in Mirleft

Aftas Beach

Rocky cliffs frame the soft sand at this beach, popular with footballers and families. The predictable thatch huts and decrepit loungers are available, there are cafes to have a snack and if you can't tear yourself …
Jewellery in Tiznit

Bijouterie Bab Alkhmis

A good selection for traditional silver and Berber handicrafts. Proprietor Mohammed has good knowledge of tribal jewellery variations and a sly sense of humour. Bring your bargaining skills, but don't forget you're …
Cafe in Tiznit

La Ville Nouvelle

At this popular multistorey cafe, brisk waiters serve the classic salads, brochettes, tajines and kefta (meatballs). It's also a top spot for coffee and Tiznit's best French-style baked goods. There's even a special…