Top things to do in Southern Atlantic Coast

Top Choice Moroccan in Mirleft

Hôtel Abertih

The restaurant and bar at the Hôtel Abertih puts a cosmopolitan after-dark spin on Mirleft. Round tables host diners for an ever-changing menu of seafood and meat dishes, and after grilled sole or couscous with chic…
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, and the concise menu offers just…
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. Beer…
Top Choice Historic Site in Tarfaya

Historic Sites

Numerous dilapidated buildings recall the days when Saint-Exupéry touched down here. The Casa Mar is abandoned but still standing, and can be easily reached at low tide. At the north end of the beach, a monument hon…
Moroccan in Tiznit

Riad Le Lieu

The charming Aïcha attracts locals and tourists alike with her daily specials, which typically include tomato and goat's-cheese salad, pastilla and camel, beef or sardine tajine. The intimate setting is a yellow cou…
Museum in Tarfaya

Musée Saint-Exupéry

Tarfaya will forever be associated with the French pilot and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In 1926 he began flying in the airmail service between France and Senegal, and Cap Juby was one of the stops. This museum…
Mosque in Tiznit

Grande Mosquée

The minaret of the Grande Mosquée (closed to non-Muslims) is studded with jutting wooden sticks. Local legend suggests this is where the souls of the dead congregate. More likely, these were left in place by the mas…
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 honey and almon…
International in Sidi Ifni

Gran Canaria

Sidi Ifni's best pizzas and expertly cooked seafood – try the octopus tagine – all feature at this popular spot with a terraced view of Ave Mohammed V. Downstairs is an espresso-fuelled cafe, but upstairs Gran Canar…
Cafe in Tiznit

Espace Asrir

Housed in a heritage courtyard house, Asrir is a surprising find amid the winding laneways of Tiznit's medina. Excellent juices and coffee are served to a soundtrack of delicate birdsong, and old radios and a piano …