Best Ways to Relax in Morocco

yoga in MoroccoWith so much to see and do in Morocco, it can be difficult to find the time to relax. After a day touring the lively and sometimes chaotic Moroccan souks, you will definitely be up for a little quiet time. You can relax and rejuvenate in a Moroccoan bathhouse called a Hammam or you can unwind with a cup of tea on your hotel’s rooftop terrace. If you are in need for some quality relaxation time consider spending an evening at La Pause, visiting Essaouria in western Morocco or signing up for a yoga retreat.

Visit a Moroccan Hammam: Visiting the Hammam or Turkish bathhouse is not only one of the best ways to relax in Morocco, but it is also one of the best ways to connect with the local culture. Hammams are public bathhouses and are found in nearly every town in Morocco. Visiting a Hammam can be a relaxing experience if you know what to expect. You should bring normal bathing items with you to a Hammam like shampoo and soap, as well as an extra pair of underpants. When entering a Hammam, you will leave your clothes and towel in a dressing room and then enter the steamy bathing rooms. Everyone sits on the floor to bathe and fills up and mixes buckets of hot and cold water to get the perfect temperature. You can also pay a Hammam attendant for a head to toe scrub down, but be warned that these scrubs are intense. (more…)