Asilah is a small town about 40 minutes’ drive south of Tangier. It’s easily accessible by train from Fez or Casablanca (both journeys around 4 hours). It has a pretty medina on the seafront with an interesting pirate history. There are wonderful seafood restaurants all over town and excellent antique and carpet shops. South of the town are some rocky coves and Paradise Beach lies about an hour’s walk south; north is a wide expanse of beach. There are some big coastal developments going on here, but the medina remains a quiet enclave of interesting architecture with a Portuguese flavor. There’s an arts festival every July, and many of the artists are invited to paint murals.
Available to rent in Asilah is Ricky’s House, an intimate house for two or three. It’s in the medina and has been restored with passion and verve. Colour, light and quirky arches abound in a comfortable house that has everything, despite its size. The plant-filled terrace has magic sea views.
- Two bedrooms
- Bathroom with shower
- Furnished terraces; upper level has sea views
- Comfortably furnished sitting room with huge library and CD player
- Kitchen with hob, fridge, coffee-machine
- Cleaning and linen provided
- Cook available
COST: 60 Euros per night for two.
We have several other houses available in Asilah, sleeping up to 10 people.