Tangier Tourism

This quaint little beach town in Morocco draws hippies, traders and hippies at heart, given its free-spiritedness. The meeting point of Africa and Europe, Tangier will is a sweet melange of both the cultures. Been influenced by various rulers – Arabs, Portuguese, Vandals and the Romans, the city is a standing testimony of several conflicts. If you love old cities, Tangier will find a place in your heart, being one of Africa’s oldest cities, that is as old as more than two thousand years old!

A vibrant culture of souks, a buzzing medina, kasbah with panoramic vistas of the ocean, Tangier is full of things to do and see. Adventure, shopping, bliss, and rejuvenation, Tangier will quench your thirst!

Essential travel information and Tangier tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time; 0
  • Currency: Dirhams
  • Electricity and Internet: The voltage is 220 V/ 50 Hz. Internet in the form of wi-fi is available at most of the hotels, restaurants and places of interest.
  • Languages: Darija is the most-widely spoken language in Tangier. Followed by Berber or Tangerian.
  • Security: Dial 19 for police, 15 for fire brigade and ambulance in Tangier.
  • Try The Popular drink: Panache - a tasteful mix of natural fruit juices often with milk, apple and almond!Visit Hercules Cave, located at about 14 kilometres from Tangier for archaeological significance and breath-taking beauty.
  • Tipping: Tipping in Tangier is not customary, but appreciated.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Tangier

  • Save 4% Tangier Sightseeing Tour with English speaking driver
    Tangier Sightseeing Tour with English speaking driver5 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    Enjoy a fascinating private tour of Tangier. Drive out of Tangier to Cape Spartel, the extreme North-West of Africa. See site...

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  • Save 6% Tangier Shore Excursion: City Tour of Tangier
    Tangier Shore Excursion: City Tour of Tangier12 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Starting with the panoramic drive through various areas of the city. A drive along the main street which is the French quarte...

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  • Save 7% 4 Hour Tangier Sightseeing Tour
    4 Hour Tangier Sightseeing Tour6 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    You will be touring the city of Tangier and its surroundings in the northern part of Morocco. Visit Kasbah district next to t...

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  • Save 4% 4 Hours Tangier Short Break Cruises Tour
    4 Hours Tangier Short Break Cruises Tour26 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Great value sightseeing tour of the North African city of TangierDrive along the sandy beach through the main avenues of the ...

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  • Know the pollution level of Tangier before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 60.42 (High)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 84.38 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Tangier for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tangier.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.13 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 65.63 (High)
    • Car Stealing 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 70.31 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 20.31 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.81 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.31 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.67 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Tangier is 87.15 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 48.47 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 98.24 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 64.19 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 70 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 34.49 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 23.89 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.38 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 38.09 (Very Low)
    • 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.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tangier

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.27 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 56.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 54.95 USD

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

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