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8 Days Cookery Holidays & Surfing Trips in Morocco

  • African Spirit, 95 Bouznika Plage, Bouznika, Morocco

Overview

Cooking Holidays and Surfing in Morocco

Learn to surf with African Spirit and you will have great equipment, very small teaching groups, perfect beginner waves and friendly surf instructors. Few tourists get the chance to experience the preparation of Moroccan cuisine, something that is essential to understanding the culture. We promise our guests a completely hands-on experience in the traditional process of food preparation that Moroccans perform every day.

Highlights

  • 5 market visits
  • 5 cooking classes
  • 6 surfing instructions
  • Wetsuits and equipment rental
  • Moroccan & vegetarian cuisine
  • Meals with tea, coffee, mineral water
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast & lunch

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • 6 days with instruction
  • Arabic, English, French
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Beach villa, North Morocco

The beach villa's giant terrace overlooks the most consistent reef or beach break in the area. There are twins rooms, double and single en-suite rooms, kitchen and large social spaces.

Amenities

  • Daily maid service
  • Dining room with views of the surf
  • Double and single rooms with ensuite
  • Great living room with open fire
  • Large sun terrace overlooking the sea
  • Separate staff quarters
  • Situated in one of the nicest sandy bays in Morocco
  • Three Surf breaks right out front
  • Twin rooms
  • You literally step out of the front door onto the sand

The African Spirit chef, Sanaa, will teach you how to make the traditional dishes that are central to Moroccan cuisine: harira, tagines, couscous and bstila, a myriad of salads, breads, and desserts. Plus youll learn about the spices and key ingredients necessary to make authentic Moroccan cuisine. Lessons are approximately 4 hours each day starting every morning with a grocery trip to the local market, where you will buy all of your fresh ingredients.

Your cookery lessons will then take place at the beach villa, with Sanaa, Touraya or Sabah. Between time you will have the opportunity to surf. Have fun and take your surfing to the next level, be it from beginner, intermediate, or even advanced surfer we can help. Get advise on fitness and technique. Learn about safety awareness in surfing situations home and abroad. Instructions on diet, fitness, and stretching specific to surfing.

Bouznika is a unique location with quality, uncrowded waves. The perfect location of our beach villa provides instant access to great waves and relaxing beach side views. This is the perfect location whether youre an experienced surfer or a complete beginner.

Distances

  • Casablanca Mohamed V Airport (CMN) - 50 minutes by car
  • Fes-Saiss Airport (FEZ) - 4 hours by train to Bouznika
  • Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) - 3.5 hours by train to Mohammedia & 20 minutes by car
  • Rabat Airport (RBA) - 50 minutes by car

Desert Experience

For the more adventurous souls this experience will allow you to dive into the desert culture and have a true reflective experience with the alien arid environment.

Rabat Tour

The capital of Morocco is a delight to visit with an almost hassle free souq and beautiful walled city overlooking the Atlantic. It's the perfect place to spend the day.

Weeklong Tour

Enjoy a once in a lifetime holiday with Husband and wife team Marcus and Sanaa as your hosts and guides for the whole 7 days, ensuring a safe, fun, and true Moroccan adventure.

Arrival by airplane

  • We find sky scanner the most reliable to find the best flights for your trip www.skyscanner.net

Arrival by Air Arabia (www.airarabia.com)

  • London Heathrow & London Gatwick - Casablanca, from less than 100 GBP.
  • 1 hour transfer to the Villa.
  • Surf boards were included in baggage weight recently but double check.

Arrival by EasyJet (www.easyjet.com)

  • London Gatwick - Marrakech, from 50 GBP.
  • 3.5 hour excellent train service to Mohammedia, then 20 minute transfer to the Villa.
  • Surfboards 15 GBP each way.
  • You can also fly EasyJet from London or Bristol to Casablanca via Madrid from 50 GBP.

Arrival by Iberia (www.iberia.com)

  • London Gatwick - Madrid - Casablanca, from 100 GBP.
  • 1 hour transfer to the Beach Villa.
  • Surfboards expensive, ie: over 100 GBP.

Arrival by Royal Air Maroc (www.royalairmaroc.com)

  • London Heathrow & London Gatwick - Casablanca, from 100 GBP.
  • 1 hour transfer to the Villa.
  • Also regular services from Madrid, Barcelona and other European cities to Casablanca.
  • Surfboards are charged as an extra piece of baggage 45 GBP.

Arrival by Ryan Air (www.ryanair.com)

  • London Standsted to Rabat September to October 24th - Monday & Friday from as little as 78 GBP return.
  • October 28th to April - Saturday & Tuesday & Thursday from as little as 58 return.
  • London Luton & Bristol - Marrakech, from 50 GBP.
  • 3.5 hour excellent train service to Mohammedia, then 20 minute transfer to the Villa.
  • Surfboards 40 GBP each way.
For information about the booking conditions, please send African Spirit an inquiry.
  • Review by Thierry Moens
    10 out of 10

    "Marcus and Sanaa will do all the possible to make your surf trip full of amazing moments. Thank you for all your kindness during our stay!"

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  • Review by Gary Chambers
    10 out of 10

    "I cannot recommend African Spirit Morocco highly enough! My third time in Morocco and most definitely the best trip so far. Marcus, Sanaa and Kamal could not do enough for us and made us feel like old friends for the whole week. We surfed various uncrowded breaks (beachbreaks, points and reefs), took in some local sights and ate amazing meals all week. Already planning our next trip back out there!"

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  • Review by The Baileys
    10 out of 10

    "The waves were so quiet and perfect for learning to SUP right in front of the beach villa. Thank you so much Marcus and Sanaa, I will be back very soon!"

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  • Review by Peter Haynes
    10 out of 10

    "The Moroccan beach villa at African Spirit is in the perfect location, we enjoyed our tagines on the terrace every day. I have already rebooked next years surf trip."

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  • Review by Bex Stapleford
    10 out of 10

    "You wont find a more accommodating couple than Marcus and Saana, and we felt at home right from the moment they met us at the airport. The accommodation was perfect for us, with the kids across the hall in a separate bedroom and a large living room to relax in. Kamal the surf instructor was excellent and had us up on our boards the first day in the water, while our 4 year old was in safe hands back at the house. After a morning in the surf we were ravenous and the delicious Moroccan food prepared at the house did not disappoint. Apart from the surfing, food and company, a highlight was going on the train to the Rabat markets with Sanaa who is an expert guide. We highly recommend African Spirit for a family surfing holiday."

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  • Review by Tom Redgrave
    10 out of 10

    "Marcus and his staff know the many local waves intimately, we left feeling surfed out thanks to their guiding and experience. Thanks African Spirit!"

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