Salt House Morocco is located in the Taghazout Bay area, a unique place on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Conveniently located 40 min from Agadir international airport it’s a short hop (2-4 hours) from most central European cities. It’s the closest place for any European surfer to get year round warm water, perfect waves and a unique cultural experience.
What is the Moroccan currency and how can I get it ?
Our currency is the Moroccan Dirham. Latest exchange rates were approximately 12.5 Dh to the £1, 11 Dh to the € and 9.6 Dh to the $. Dirhams can only be obtained in Morocco. There are exchange facilities and ATMs in the airport. There are also plenty of ATMs in Agadir. There are no ATMs in Tamraght but there is one nearby in Aourir. If you have a VISA card we recommend you bring it as Maestro cards can be unreliable. There is an money exchange point in Tamraght just a short walk from the house.
Is a visa required to visit Morocco ?
All visitors to Morocco require a valid passport but visitors from the following countries do not need to obtain visas before arrival:
Schengen member states, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Republic of Congo, Guinea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Mali, Mexico, New Zealand, Niger, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela.
What is the surf and the weather like? When is the best time to come?
The Moroccan coastline has been blessed with a perfectly located coastline with a lot of variety of surf spots which guarantees surf all year around. It really picks up during autumn and much more in the winter. The sun shines for almost 300 days a year on average and the temperature during summer is pretty hot averaging around 27 celsius – with some days even going above 36. The water is also warmer, so a thin wetsuit is all you need or just a lycra top and boardshorts if you’re nuts. In winter, the average temperature is around 20 Celsius, so still not cold. It gets chillier in the mornings and evenings and the water is colder, so a wetsuit is a must, unless you’re super nuts.
Please note that our house is mostly fully booked all year round. So make your booking in time to guarantee a room with us.
Can I use my phone and is there any internet available ?
You can use it if you have roaming. Otherwise, you can buy a local simcard for about 30 Dirham at any shop in the area. There is wifi available for you to use at the house.
What about TAP WATER in the area ?
Moroccan tap water can be a bit problematic if you are not used to it, although there is many shops in the area, we suggest all our guests to bring their containers, can be as cheap as 1euro for 5L.
What Should i Bring
Here is a list of few indispensable items that you would need for your upcoming surf trip to Morocco :
- A valid passport for at least 6 months prior to departure
- Summer & surf clothing (Bikini, Board shorts, Tees & such)
- Warm clothing (November through March)
- Shoes (For surf skating & day trips)
- Personal first aid kit & standard medication.
- a reusable water container
- Your best & sunny vibes