Frequently Asked Questions

EU passport holders do not require a visa to enter Morocco for tourist purposes. Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay. If you hold a passport from outside the European Union we strongly recommend that you check with your nearest Moroccan Embassy.

Currently we are able to accept cash

The local currency is Moroccan dirhams (MAD). There are ATMs at all international airports, and nearby in Aourir. Most small outlets and souks prefer smaller notes, something to bear in mind if you take large notes out of a cash machine.

Summer clothes for the days, warmer clothes for the evenings especially during the winter months, beach towel, a swim suit or board-shorts, sunscreen, a pen (for the form at the passport control on arrival/departure), sunglasses, flip flops, a beach bag. If you come with your hardware, remember to bring drifts, screws and the leash.

Morocco is an Islamic country, but very moderate when it comes down to dress code. You can wear shorts and t-shirts. The swimsuits and bikinis can be worn on the beach, but nudity is not recommended (please be discrete when you go out). For women, it is advisable not to wear too provocative clothing. It is also advisable to be accompanied by a man.

As it can get quite cold at nights – especially during the winter months – make sure to bring warm clothing too.

This is no problem, so if you can’t come out for a full week, rather than putting you on a shorter package, we’ll actually build you up your own bespoke package. This means you can choose exactly what you fancy doing in your time with us. It may be that you have a late flight on your last day and you can squeeze in a full day surfing with us etc.

Yes, of course, just drop us a message! If you are able to spend more than a week with us, that would be fab. It creates a really nice atmosphere having people who have been out for a while mixing with new guests and we really want people to stay as long as they can with us. So yes, please do, just drop us a message and we’ll see what we can do on our rates for you.

If you haven’t pre-booked one of our surf packages, and are staying in B&B, but you’d like to go surfing please let your host know by 1 pm the day before. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Please note that during high season, we can’t guarantee there will be space in any of our vans.

No, but you can if you want. Prices shown on our site are “pp” – per person sharing a twin room (same gender) or a double with your partner. This means if you’re on your own you share the cost of the room and make a new friend. You can of course book the room to yourself as a private for an additional single room supplement if you prefer.

You can arrive at any time and any day of the week, but it will not always be possible to have your room ready before 2 p.m. If you wish to arrive earlier and your room is not available yet, we will take care of your luggage so that you can start your holiday peacefully. Departure time is officially 12a.m. but obviously also depending on your flight departure. Don’t hesitate to ask for a late check-out.

Yes, of course! We offer surf lessons and accommodation for all age ranges. We’d love to host your family here at Dream Surf Morocco, however children remain in the responsibility of the parent.

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten intolerant, allergies, etc. No problem, our team is here to cater for all you needs. Simply let us know at the time of booking and we will work around you.
We provide you with towels for showering, however you will need to bring a towel for the beach.
What thickness are your wetsuits? We provide 2-3 mm wetsuits.
Yes, our instructors will organise the classes so that beginners, intermediates and experienced surfers feel comfortable and are in waves suitable to their level of experience. We want you to feel safe, continue to learn and have fun! For experienced surfers, you can book a surf guide to take you to the many spots we have along Morocco’s south coast.
Never surfed before? No worries, our surf coaches are experienced in teaching all levels of surfer. Come catch your first wave with us!
Morocco’s south coast offers almost year-round board short weather and approx. 300 days of sunshine. During the Summer (April to October) the waves are perfect for beginners and intermediates, with long sunny days and fun, uncrowded, warm water surfing. From October to May, the big waves which Morocco is famous for, come in from the Atlantic Coast. Even during this season there are plenty of locations offering smaller waves for beginners and less experienced surfers.

Morocco is a Muslim country, and Tamraght where Dream Surf Morocco is based, is a dry village which means you won’t be able to buy any booze or find “bars”. In the city of Agadir, you can buy alcohol in selected supermarkets and there is a range of restaurants and bars which serve alcohol. You are welcome to consume your alcohol at our camp, enjoy a post surf, roof terrace sun-downer.

Nearly all European networks work in Morocco. Contact your network for call charges. Coverage is good, with reception on all the beaches. You can find public phones (coin and cards) in Tamraght. International call charges are relatively cheap. There is free wifi available at our surf camp. There are also cafés with free wifi in the area.
The international country code for Morocco is +212. If calling from outside the country, you will need to dial your international operator code (+ on a mobile, or 00 for Europe, and 011 for the US and Canada) then the number. If you see a Moroccan phone number listed without 212 preceding it, you will need to add it. If calling locally, drop the 212 and add a 0 before the number.
Morocco is on 220 volts with European two-pin round plugs. Please bring a plug adaptor, if you expect you will need one. Note to Americans: leave your hairdryer at home, but your cell phone and laptop will be fine with just a plug adaptor, no converter needed.

No vaccinations* are required for visitors to Morocco and you will unlikely come across a mosquito, so anti-malarial precautions are not necessary. We have first aid kits in our vehicles. In case of an emergency, there are hospitals and clinics in Agadir. Charges will apply according to the treatment received so make sure you have travel insurance before you arrive, and bring the contact number with you in case you do have an emergency. Pharmacies in Morocco are plentiful and carry pretty much anything you might need, with lots of medications available without a doctor’s prescription. Surfing is at your own risk!

*Check Covid-19 above and https://www.visitmorocco.com/en/ for more details. 

If you are renting a car, please ensure you have a valid photo driving license. The law insists that you always carry your license and car hire documents with you when driving in Morocco. Seat belts must be worn at all times and mobile phone use while driving is a finable offense. Police and gendarme checkpoints are common along the routes and you must slow down or even stop and wait for them to wave you through. Watch out for police hiding with speed radar. They will stop you and fine you an on-the-spot payment. In Morocco, as in Europe/US driving is on the right. The main roads in the area are relatively new though are generally narrower and may sometimes have bumps and potholes, especially after periods of rain. We do ask that you take particular care when driving, especially when off-roading to check out surf spots, bearing in mind the conditions of your hire car rental agreement. Please park in a paid parking area or where there are others parked for your own safety as well as the car’s. Parking is usually 5 dirhams/day. If you are hiring a car with us, we provide roof straps.

The food available at restaurants is a mixture of Moroccan and international dishes. You can get some great couscous and tagines, but pizzas and hamburgers are served at most restaurants as well. Guiding and lessons packages include a buffet breakfast and a packed lunch with sandwiches, water, biscuits and fruit. Tap water at our villa (not necessarily everywhere else though) is potable and technically safe for drinking, and certainly fine for cooking and brushing teeth, but we do not recommend that you drink large quantities. Bottled mineral water is cheap (5 dirhams) and available everywhere. Sometimes visitors suffer stomach upsets, but this often passes quickly (usually within 24 hours), so give yourself a break, drink plenty of water, and stay near a bathroom, if you can.

Not that any films really show what Morocco is like, but the classics are Hitchcock’s “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956) with Jimmy Stewart and of course, “Casablanca” (1942) with Humphrey Bogart. More modern ones with Morocco in the background are “Hideous Kinky” (1998) with Kate Winslet, “The Sheltering Sky” (1990), based on a book by Paul Bowles and starring John Malkovich, and “Babel” (2006) starring Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt. Great books about Morocco include the series of novels/stories written by Paul Bowles in the 1940s and 50s, most notably “The Spider’s House” and “Let It Come Down”, and recent works by Tahir Shah such as the Peter Mayle-esque “The Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca” and “In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams”. There’s tons of Moroccan surf movies on YouTube and Vimeo as well!