Bouznika – An Ideal Holiday Escape

The beautiful coastal town of Bouznika in Morocco is a favorite holiday destination for tourists and locals alike. With a mild climate throughout the year, surfers are drawn to the clean sandy beaches with impressive Atlantic Ocean waves, while golfers head for new 18-hole floodlit golf course. Apart from the action of surfing and playing golf, many prefer to relax, swim in the warm ocean and take long walks on the stunning beaches.

Situated conveniently between Rabat and Casablanca, Bouznika is earning the reputation of being one of the “in” places of Morocco and is quite modern, without losing the charm of traditional Morocco which is so appealing to visitors. There are a variety of options to choose from when it comes to accommodation, ranging from luxury hotels to self-catering villas as well as options for tourists who are traveling on a tight budget. Bouznika is easily accessible from Casablanca where there are daily flights to and from the major capitals in the world, including London, New York and Paris. Rabat and Casablanca offer good shopping spots with an excellent variety of traditional Moroccan crafts and are just a short trip from Bouznika.

Interestingly, Bouznika has been the venue for a number of important conferences, such as the World Congress of Youth which was held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI in August 2003. The aim of the conference was to encourage youths from 145 nations to help set priorities as well as define an action plan to achieve the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations. In 2006 the 6th World Social Forum was also held in Bouznika.

Once golfing enthusiasts have perfected their swing at the Bouznika golf course, they may want to try a game at the Dar Es-Salam Royal Golf Club situated near Rabat. Playing a round at his beautifully laid out 45-hole golf course, which was designed by Robert Trent Jones, is a golfer’s dream.

After a hard day of golf or riding the waves, what better way can there be to end the day than strolling along the beaches of Bouznika with the water reflecting shades of copper and gold from the setting sun.