Saïdia is one of Morocco’s most popular destinations. Located between the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the hot pre-Sahara to the south, the region presents an almost constantly mild climate. It offers pristine beaches, lush greenery and exotic panoramic views and is very much appreciated by boating enthusiasts.
Saïdia is served by 3 international airports: Oudja Angad (50 km), Nador Aroui (70 km) and Melilla (75 km).
PLACES TO VISIT
The marina has several shops, bars and restaurants to explore. There are also several featured activities such as boating, quad biking, catamaran cruises, paragliding and banana boat riding at full speed.
Oujda, located approximately 60km southeast of Saïdia, is the capital of Eastern Morocco. From the tourist area of Saïdia there are tours leaving for Oujda, allowing you to visit the city and get in touch with Moroccan culture. Take an organized tour to visit Oujda’s Medina, the souk (market), and Bab Sidi Abdelouhab, a Gothic gate into the Medina. Be sure to try some local delicacies, such as dates, and to buy some spices.
Berkane, capital of the Berkane province and with a population of over 85 thousand people, is a city in north east Morocco. It is part of the Eastern region.
It is situated in a fertile agricultural region and has therefore attracted immigrants, mainly from western Morocco and the Sahara. At the same time, it is also a region where there is a high level of emigration, mainly to Fez and Europe. Citrus fruit is Berkane's most famous agricultural produce, and the city is known as the citrus capital of East Morocco. In many places of the region, the landscape is dominated by vines, orange groves and other orchards.
The town is located in the Rife region, on the Triffa Plain and the Moulouya valley that separates the Berkane and Nador provinces. Immediately to the south of the city we find the mountain range and Natural Park of Beni Snassen. Two of the region's top tourist attractions are Zegzel Gorges and Camel Cave, situated on the hills of Beni Snassen, to the southwest of the city.
Berkane is located 22 km west of Ahfir (Algerian border), 60 km northwest of Oujda and 80 km southeast of Nador. It owes its name to the local saint Sidi Ahmed Aberkane. Most of the population is bilingual in Zeneta Berber and Moroccan Arabic.