When visiting Morocco, you instantly get a sense of this ancient country’s long and complex history. From the Phoenicians to the Carthaginians and the Romans to the Byzantines, many civilizations have passed through this region of the world, leaving traces of their cultural heritage in towns, cities and villages all over the country.
This vast history has unfolded in a natural environment unlike any other, with the Atlas Mountains, argan valleys and Sahara sand dunes spread out below the jagged Mediterranean coast. La Fiermontina Ocean is situated near the imperial cities of Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech and Fes, each with their own humble riads, fascinating medinas and opulent souks. Rabat, with its elegant medina, is located just a couple of hours from our retreat, whilst Casablanca can be reached in just three hours. Fes, Morocco’s spiritual and cultural centre, is only three hours drive away, while Marrakech takes approximately six hours.
The lesser-known parts of Morocco are also close enough for our guests to explore, from the province of Larache across to Tangier, a cosmopolitan city beloved by English poets and French artists. There is also the town of Asilah and the stunning sunsets of Las Cuevas beach, as well as the Cromlech of M'Soura, a unique megalithic monument with 170 dolmens around a tomb.
Just a few kilometres from Larache you can find the archaeological Park of Lixus, a North African city that dates back to the 12th century B.C. The fishing village of Moulay Bousselham is another beautiful, untouched location, home to magnificent beaches, stunning white sand dunes and the Laguna de Merja Zerga nature reserve.