We decided to spend the Sunday afternoon in Assilah a small and cozy town, long time ago belong to Portuguese and yes, you see Portuguese influence in the buildings. Just to visit one afternoon is enough, but if you need a retreat of one week this is a great place to relax and renovate energies.
How To Reach
Book a Package Tour
215 Kms from Assilah
-Trying local cuisines
253 Kms from Assilah
The experience at the airport was tiresome but our jovial driver Haji, made up for it with his good humor during the long drive. Being the biggest city in Morocco, Casablanca is gritty. I’d say a confluence of Cairo’s Arabic essence and Mexico City’s energy. It is also well known as the city encircling the famous Hassan II Mosque.
162 Kms from Assilah
Turning right out of Gaucin onto the A369 leads straight to the crown jewel of the Malaga province. Built atop a canyon that is hundreds of feet deep, Ronda’s three scenic bridges are world-famous. There are ruins of a fortress and a beautiful 16th century church, but Ronda is perhaps best known for its famous visitors. Ernest Hemingway, who spent much time in Ronda, claimed that if one were only to see a single bullfight, Ronda would be the place to do it (I’ll pass on that). Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls (about the Spanish civil war) is said to be based on the executions of Nationalists who were thrown off the hills of Ronda into the canyon below. Orson Wells, Rainer Maria Wilke and the English writer, George Eliot also spent time in the spectacular town of Ronda. Several charming hotels and B&B’s are available in Ronda, so if you have the chance, stay the night.
298 Kms from Assilah
Travel: Buses are the only option to travel from Seville to Lagos, which offer student discounts. Lagos has some of the most amazingly beautiful beaches and offers a wide array of water-sports- that got us all enticed that we extended our stay to experience them all! The local folks are extremely amiable and particularly helpful who don’t mind going the extra mile to assist tourists.