Winter Surf Getaways in Morocco
European winters are long, and winter in Amsterdam is no exception. The average temperature hovers below 10 degrees for months on end, it rains all the bloody time, and daylight hours dwindle away into darkness. Luckily, being based in Amsterdam means you are only a quick flight away from taking advantage of the warmer weather of Morocco in North Africa.
From October right through until April, Stoke Travel offers all-inclusive stays at their surf camp in Taghazout, Morocco for just €400 for the week. Trips include 6 nights Surf Palace dorm accommodation, three meals a day, daily surf lessons and equipment hire, daily yoga, Agadir party nights, trips to the souk, in-house jacuzzi and Hammam (bathhouse) and into the oasis of Paradise Valley. If that’s not enough, optional extras include quad bikes, camel rides, jet ski rides, and desert safaris.
You can surf, sunbake, do yoga on the beach and unwind in the water, all the while surrounded by panoramic views of the Sahara Desert and the Atlantic Ocean. Morocco is safe, warm and the perfect place to break up your long Amsterdam winter. Although it is an Islamic country and alcohol is not as widely available as you might be used to, it can still be purchased in certain bars and shops and consumed – just don’t go getting wasted in public areas. And you won’t have to worry about leaving your favourite coffee shops behind, as there is no shortage of hashish.
You can fly from Amsterdam into Agadir or Marrakech for a couple of hundred euros return if you pick your dates wisely, make your way to Taghazout (transfers available), where the Surf Palace, the waves and the warmer waters await you.
If you’ve got some holiday time and spare pennies to burn are looking for to add osme extra adventure in there – check out the Stoke Travel Passport. The Passport allows you to choose the destinations and festivals you most want to see, and you can stretch your budget to fit in some of Europe’s must-sees. Remaining valid for two years from your first trip, Stoke Passports offer you the flexibility to choose between options including Moroccan Magic Week, Andorra Snow Weekends, Oktoberfest in Munich, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland or La Tomatina in Bunol. Whether you’re into surfing or steins, Stoke will help you make the most out of your time in Europe!