Do you know what Daklha will remind you of?
Dahkla is situated on the Atlantic coast of the Sahara, in the extreme south of Morocco. Known as “the Antilles of Morocco", this town is set among sandy dunes on the edge of a lagoon by the enchanting turquoise waters. Called by the Spanish “Cisneros Villa” in 1884, Dakhla functions as one of the Aéropostale bases as well as starting point for transatlantic flights. Antoine de Saint Exupery spent some time in Dakhla and probably wrote here some sections of the famous book "The Little Prince ". Dakhla Bay is considered one of the most beautiful surf spots in the world, ideal for all the water sports. Desert lover excursionists and those who love fishing will find their paradise here! Dakhla is a dreamy place where the wind sings over the lagoon, the waves gently caress the coast while the flamingos fly towards at sunset...
HOW TO GET THERE:
Royal Air Maroc flights via Casablanca or Agadir
The international airport is in the city center; Friday direct flights from Agadir; daily flights from Casablanca
WHAT TO SEE IN DAKHLA:
Dakhla welcomes every year thousands of migratory birds, colonies of flamingos and a huge population of monk seals. Dolphins are also easily spot in this area. The magnificent Sarga Point in the south of the peninsula, is one of the recommended sites.
The Rio de Oro Lagoon is one of the richest fishing areas in the world. The local star is the surfcasting umbra: this means fishing standing on by the shore, catching fishes up to 2m long and 80kg of weight. It's also a good place for sea breams, eels, rays...in other words enough fishe to satisfy every appetite.
Surf - Kitesurf - Windsurf:
Acquatic sports such as surf, kitesurf and windsurf have recently become a real trend. The area offers currently 5 aquatic sports schools, receiving a total of 3.000 athlete/tourists every year. The town has lived a rebirth in 2003, with the appearance of kite surf; since then its fame has amplified thanks to the enthusiasm of artists and journalists partecipating to the "Sea&Desert Festival".
In order to truly discover the desert we propose 4x4 excursions-with driver and different 1-2 days circuits to choose from. Unmissable are the local oysters farms for an appetizer within the white dunes based on oysters and white wine!
The peculiarity of the dragon Island is to be reachable on foot when it's low tide; the island is also known for the beautiful big shells that can be found along the beach.
The White Dune: This is another unmissable stop; it deals with an interesting natural phenomenon of the dunes, emerging at the center of the lagoon. It's also one of flamingos’ favorite spots to hang out.
It is a well from which sulphurous wates flow at 40°C. As this water has excellent dermatological benefits, it could be fun to try a natural jet-shower
It's been years since Dakhla oysters have proved to have no competitors, thanks to their superior quality and to the lagoon which allows a 3-times faster growth.
WHERE IS DAHKLA PRECISELY?
Dakhla is located exactly on the Tropic of Cancer, 1700km south of Casablanca. It is the southernmost peninsula of Morocco, hosting the famous bay of Oued Ed-Dahab.
The temperature is tropical and dry and rangesthe whole year from 22° to 25° C. Because of its charateristic white sand the Tourism Office has renamed it “the Antilles of Morocco”.
Maroc Experience organises stays for a minimum of 3 nights in different tourist facilities according to your need and demands:
- Private transfers from/for the airport always included
- Hotels with b&b, half-board or full-board
- Exclusive daily excursions with private driver and vehicle
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