Morocco economy may be slow, but thanks to tourism it’s getting better!
Morocco is portrayed in travel brochures as a wonderful place of relaxation and beautiful beaches accompanied by luxury hotels, spas, and resorts. The natives are often portrayed as being friendly, genuine people who are very helpful and who will talk your ear off at any given moment. Golf and business are conducted there to foster relaxed genuine deals. All these things are true about Morocco, but past the spas, the beach, and the golf courses, is a struggling group of people trying to survive off low funds. This is why tourism is so embraced by Moroccan citizens.
Most citizens in Morocco who are not involved in some sort of tourist business live below the poverty level. Do not worry when going to see the beautiful culturally landmarks or take the Mountain tours, both of which are opportunities that every Moroccan traveler should take advantage of, because the crime rate is low and as long as you follow the basic safety rules as you would anywhere else, you will be fine among the Moroccan people.
Moroccan people are genuinely happy go lucky people who appreciate the beauty and culture of their land and appreciate you taking the time to come experience it. This appreciation and inviting spirit of art is present everywhere you turn as you see the hard work that Moroccans put into their villas, gardens, and pools. A Moroccan values art and individuality, so when every creating something physical in the environment, they try to emulate the individuality of the land and their selves by using simple but striking gardening arrangements. Understanding this will help you to also love the land and people of Morocco even more than you originally probably did.
Morocco’s climate matches the sunny disposition of the people as it is located in the Mediterranean climate area and the weather seldom drops below 65 even at night throughout the winter. Most of the time, winter temps are 70-75 and summer temps are 80-90. (Fahrenheit) Perhaps this is why the people of Morocco are so happy all the time, it’s hard to even get bitter in a place that never does! There are rainy seasons with heavy downpours during the winters (November thru March) but with a raincoat and an umbrella with the high temperatures you will simply get wet, not cold, so if you can handle that, you will actually save money and the risk of sunburn by travelling to Morocco in the winter and fall.
The country is a wonderful place to visit and even though the economy has been sluggish for a while, with the increasing tourism and investments from foreigners into the Moroccan culture, Morocco is getting stronger as a country every day. Regardless of where Morocco stands as a country, the one thing you can be comforted by, is knowing the people will still be there to greet you with a smile!