Cheap flights to Tangier
With its palm tree-lined promenade, swathes of sandy beaches and old colonial charm, it’s no wonder Tangier was a playground for the rich and famous for much of the 20th century.
Although the city’s position as Europe’s premier holiday hotspot has long since diminished, its appeal as an exotic tourist destination still shines as brightly as ever. For those looking for stunning beaches, perfect year-round weather, great accommodation choices and just a little hint of the exotic, then Tangier could be the destination you are looking for.
Get tickets for the annual Tarab Tangier festival of traditional music, on 27-30 June, where traditional musicians from all across the world come together to celebrate the art of traditional music. This year acts include Libana, a group of female singers who promote peace through song, and a group who combine flamenco dancing with Samurai traditions. visittanger.ma/index.php/component/ohanah/festival-tarab-tanger?Itemid=145
Pay a visit to Tangier Grande Mosque in the Grand Socco area of central Tangier. See the 18th-century mosque in all its splendour, and try to spot the remnants of the Portuguese cathedral and Roman temple dedicated to Hercules that once stood in its place. The mosque was built on the orders of Ismail Ibn Sharif, once the ruler of Morocco, and an alleged descendant of Muhammad.
Experience an unexpected slice of England in the Church of Saint Andrew, just a stone's throw from Grand Socco. Built in 1894 and designed with a Moorish twist, the church is open every day and commemorates Emily Keene, the Englishwoman who married the Shareef of Ouzzane and introduced the cholera vaccine to Morocco (50 Rue d'Angleterre, Socco).
The fast ferry from the port in Tangiers to the Spanish town of Tarifa takes 35 minutes and gets you to the heart of Spain's surf capital. Sign up for some surfing or kite-surfing lessons, or just enjoy a chilled-out mojito in one of the many beach bars.