At only 14 km from the European coast lies Tangier. Nested between two Capes, Tangier is the only city in Africa where you can bathe in the morning in the Mediterranean and the afternoon in the Atlantic.
At Cape Spartel, extreme northwestern tip of the continent, you’re at the junction of the two seas.
Swept by all cross winds, you can find here as Watersports enthusiasts, the ideal environment and setting for your sport. In addition, the marinas of Tangier, M’Diq, Smir and Kabila, scattered along the Mediterranean Coast, offer various leisure and watersport activities.
- Climate -
Located between two seas, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean, northern Morocco has a sub-humid climate which confers to this region a more European biogeography than African one.
Temperatures below 10°C and above 35°C, are exceptional.
This climate gives the region more diverse ecosystems.
- Flora and Fauna -
F L O R A
Northern Morocco has the most extensive and diverse forests of the Maghreb. As to the large variety of medicinal plants, known from traditional use, they help to make Morocco a major producer of raw materials, mainly for the pharmaceutical and beauty industry.
F A U N A
One of the richest bird sanctuary in the world, where you might see a multitude of migratory birds of which storks, and of course, the white heron. Among the sedentary species you might see partridges, many diffent species of warblers, pheasant, quail, ibis, blue merle and the wonderful and legendary crest.
Birds of prey observers will have ample opportunity to see vultures, falcons, buzzards, kites, not to mention the booted eagle or royal eagle in his majestic flight.
- Relief -
The Rif mountains to the East and the Atlas mountains to the south, trace the natural geographical border between the mediterranean North and the atlantic South of Morocco.
In the Greek mythology Jebel Musa on the African continent, facing Jebel Tarik (Tarik’s mountain – now Gibraltar) are the Pillars of Hercules, gateway to the Mediterranean.
A real haven for any caver, no less than 200 caves have been identified; the most important has a lenghth of 2000 m and a depth of 722 m, one of the largest in Africa.
Jebel Tissouka in the region of Chefchaouen, rises to 2122m.