Martil is a sun-kissed town where you can bask on a sandy beach, swim in the Mediterranean Sea and escape the crowds you’ll encounter in other parts of Morocco. The resort has a laid-back atmosphere and is fringed by a breezy corniche dotted with cafes and restaurants. Relax on the beach, hike on coastal trails and explore one of the country’s most enchanting cities.
Things to do in Martil
Family-friendly Martil Beach features gold sand and calm, crystalline water. Rent a sun lounger and beach umbrella for the day and cool off with dips in the Mediterranean. At sunset, you’ll see camels and horses plodding along the beach. Flag down a guide to climb into the saddle and enjoy a scenic ride.
A palm-lined corniche stretches along the waterfront and is lined with cafes, bars and restaurants. Whether you’re looking for coffee and cake, traditional Moroccan cuisine or international fare, there’s something for every palate.
Venture inland and spend the day in Tetouan, a charismatic city set between the Mediterranean Sea and the Rif Mountains. Whitewashed buildings, winding lanes and spacious boulevards recall the city’s Spanish heritage. Wander around the UNESCO-listed medina and admire colourful mosaics, intricate wood carvings and hand-embroidered silks at the Royal Artisan School.
Hiking trails criss-cross the Cabo Negro peninsula and treat you to spectacular views over the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. After working up a sweat on the trails, head down to sandy Plage de Cabo Negro for a swim.
Getting around Martil
Martil is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot, while taxis are a fast and affordable way to get from A to B. The resort is a 20-minute drive from Tetouan and 30 minutes by bus. Tangier Ibn Battuta Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away and Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca is a five-hour drive away.