Morocco in April: Things to See and Do
Spring has well and truly arrived in Morocco if you visit in April, and you’ll find perfect temperatures across the country.
The cities will begin to get much busier but it’s not quite high season yet, meaning you can still find plenty of quiet spots to enjoy and you’ll have the added bonus of several festivals and cultural events
April is one of the best times of year to visit Morocco; in many respects the weather is perfect, especially if you’re travelling from colder climes. You can expect highs of up to 24 degrees along the Mediterranean Coast and, if you are lucky, on the Atlantic too, while many of the cities will be heating up throughout April as well.
If you’re heading into the desert or to the high reaches of the Atlas Mountains, then you’ll encounter cold nights, but temperatures during the day will be perfect for hiking and exploring.
Festival and Events
Merzouga World Music Festival
Head deep into the Sahara Desert to the small village of Merzouga on the Algerian border for a music festival like no other. This unique event brings performers from across the world to play to crowds amongst the towering sand dunes of Erg Chebbi at the start of April.
Fes Sufi Festival
April in the city of Fes sees the arrival of visitors from across the world looking to experience the Sufi Festival. This mystical branch of Islam is a cultural delight to learn about, and you’ll be able to join talks, see performances, and listen to music over eight days.
Things to See and Do
As well as travelling out to Merzouga for the music festival, April is a great time to experience the rest of the Sahara Desert, too. Daytime temperatures are hot, but not yet the oppressive heat of summertime, so you can enjoy the sand dunes in the temperate weather. Just remember, nights can get cold, so bring some jumpers.
The Mediterranean Coast
The Mediterranean Coast in April will have great sunshine and warm temperatures, but you can still enjoy the beaches without the crowds that appear later in the year. While the water might still be a little cold, you’ll find some great deals, and can enjoy famous beaches such as Martil, or head into the historic cities of Tangier or Tetouan.
The high Atlas Mountains will be beautiful in spring, as life begins to emerge after the snow has melted and the flora is in bloom. The weather will be perfect for trekking, with pleasant days offering you great walking conditions to hike some of the best routes in the range. Nights at altitude will be cold, so you’ll need some warm gear, but daytime will be hot
Visit the cultural capital of Morocco in April, to not only enjoy the Sufi Festival, but to explore the best of this vibrant city. Things will be getting busy here, but before the high temperatures of summer, you’ll have the chance to visit the city’s famous palaces, mosques and historic sights in lovely conditions