Safi Tourism

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The city's name as it is locally pronounced is "Asfi", which was Latinized as "Safi" and "Safim" under Portuguese rule. "Asfi" means flood or river estuary in Berber and comes from the Berber root "sfi/sfey" which means to flood, to spill or to pour. 11th-century geographer Al-Idrisi gave an apparently false explanation to the origin the name "Asfi" as he linked it to the Arabic word "Asaf" (regret); Asafi (my regret). He based this claim on a strange story about some sailors from al-Andalus who sailed to discover the other end of the Atlantic ocean but got lost and landed on some island where the natives captured them and sent them back on their ships blindfolded. The ships eventually ended on the shores of "Asfi" and locals helped the lost sailors and told them that they were two months away from their native land al-Andalus. Upon hearing this one of the sailors responded by saying: "Wa asafi" (Oh my regret). Al-Idrisi wrote that from that time the city carried the name "Asafi". This story is thought to be a legend and unlikely explanation of the origin of the name.

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This warm abode of Safi is a delightful place to visit in Morocco. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Marrakesh, Morocco. Marrakesh is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Jardin Majorelle, Djemaa El Fna, Ali Ben Youssef Medersa. Also, to reach Safi, you'll have to take a flight to Marrakesh; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Safi.

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Facts and Stats for Safi*

  • Pollution Statistics in Safi

    Know the pollution level of Safi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 30 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 91.67 (Very High)
  • Living in Safi - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 54.14 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Safi

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Safi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.42 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 27.12 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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