North Africa's Arabian Arcadia
A backpacking holiday in Morocco is a great adventure and a wonderful way of seeing this diverse and exotic country. Perhaps, you would just like to spend a little time, inexpensively, enjoying the sun and sand? Morocco is an excellent country for a beach holiday that does not cost the earth and you would be hard put to finding better beaches anywhere else! Morocco is a real paradise for the budget traveller, so much so that many places have become well-established backpacker getaways. Prices in Morocco for food, restaurants, transport and accommodation are well suited to the needs of the budget traveller. Morocco is easily reached from Spain and France and it provides an excellent starting-point for travel in Africa, as it borders Mauritania to the south (the Algerian border is currently closed). However, you may just want to explore Morocco itself, because there is plenty to see and do here for backpackers. Morocco has many economical unclassified hotels, which are found in the Medinas, or Arabic quarters of towns and cities. In other places, such in central and southern Morocco, offer mattresses on their roof terraces or under large Berber tents, and can be a bargain for budget travellers, as you can expect to pay around £3 to £5 for a single room. There are also many budget options for eating out, with meals only costing £3 in many simple restaurants. Morocco is an excellent destination for a backpacking holiday.