Larache is a city in northern Morocco.

Understand edit

Larache and the Atlantic Ocean

While the city seems big at first, life clusters around the city center near the 1 Place de la Liberation.

Tourists are rarely seen here, creating a quite hassle-free and friendly atmosphere.

Get in edit

By bus edit

  • 1 Gare Routière (4 km south of the city center). Many buses on the Tanger-Rabat route pass Larache.

By taxi edit

  • 2 Grand Taxi stand (in front of the Gare Routière). Connections to Asilah (20 dirham, 40 km, 45 min), Tangier, Ksar El-Kebir (15 dirham, 35 km, 40 min).

Get around edit

The city center is easily walkable by foot. For the outskirts, petite taxis are available.

See edit

Larache Fortress
  • 1 Kasbah. A 16th-century Portuguese construction that's crumbling down but has good views of the ocean.,
  • 2 Medina.
  • 3 Nuestra Señora Del Pilar's church.
  • Fortress of the stork.

Nearby edit

  • 4 The ruins of Lixus (8 km following the road to Asilah).    

Do edit

  • Stroll the waterfront or join the locals on a swim at the harbour's stone barriers.
  • Enjoy the filled streets after sunset to 10PM, grab a tea in one of the cafes around Place de la Liberation.

Buy edit

Eat edit

There are some restaurants also serving western-style food such as pizzerias or spaghetti.

Furthermore, there are a couple of great sandwich places including one of the best shawarmas in Morocco - see OpenStreetMap.

Bakeries and juice stores are also available.

  • 1 Juice store.
  • 2 Bakery Rabah.

Drink edit

  • 1 Cafe Valencia.
  • 2 Cafe Triana.

Sleep edit

Budget edit

There are many budget hotels and pensions that cluster south of the Place de la Liberation, rooms without bathroom start around 40 dirham.

  • 1 Hotel Malaga. Check-out: noon. Simple, but clean and large rooms. Some have balconies. single from 70 dirham.
  • 2 Hotel Hay Essalam, 9 avenue Hassan II, +212 539916822. Check-out: noon. Spacious and clean rooms, also has wifi & air-conditioning. Cheaper to book directly than online. 90 dirham, with bathroom: 116 dirham.
  • 3 Hotel Tanger.
  • 4 Pension Amal.

Mid-range edit

  • 5 Hotel Espana. Also has Wi-Fi. single from 240 dirham.

Connect edit

Many cafes in the city center (notably Cafe Valencia and Cafe Triana) have free Wi-Fi.

There are also a couple of cyber cafes.

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