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.
Take part in the Eid El-Mawlid festival at Grand Socco, on 13 January, when the whole city comes out to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed. Join in the gift giving and carnival procession as all Tangier Muslims take to the streets.
Now in its 14th year, the TANJAzz Festival of Jazz will be returning to Tangier on 19-23 September. TANJAzz has gone from strength to strength, establishing itself as one of the western Mediterranean's most important jazz festivals and attracting the cream of Morocco's jazz scene, as well as a traditionally strong international contingent. The main performances are held at the Palais des Institutions Italiennes but there will also be a host of free events in the bars and restaurants around town. tanjazz.org
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.