Morocco has long been attracting travelers looking for that intriguing blend of peace and tranquility and exotic adventure; and with over 3500 km of coastline speckled with beautiful beaches, stunning mountain ranges and the hustle and bustle of the souk or the labyrinth like medina’s, its easy to see why.
Morocco has more to offer than most people realize, its proximity to Europe and easy connections make it only a stones throw from southern Spain; and with a very moderate climate, in the North the average winter temperature is around 18ºC, it is easy to see why the inhabitants of the Costa del Sol have been coming here for years. Well the secret is now out, Morocco is no longer an exotic playground only for the jet set or a trekker’s paradise for the hardy traveler, Morocco is finally taking its just place in the tourism spotlight.
It’s a country of contrasts with green plains that often surprise the first time visitor, meeting impressive mountain ranges with the highest points reaching some 4000 meters in the high Atlas. Living medieval cities such as Marrakech or Fez are amongst the most fascinating in the world and of course the vast expanses of the Sahara desert are just part of what makes Morocco special.
Since King Mohammed VI assumed power Morocco has adopted a liberal and reformist line, the country now welcomes foreign investment and this has started a trend of Spanish developers constructing holiday villages and low density condominium similar to what is the already well established concept of residential tourism on the Costa del Sol. Government incentives to UK buyers include:
- 20% before 8 years
- After 8 years reduces to 0%
- 0% inheritance tax when a property passes to a family member
- 100% repatriation of funds when you sell
With the financial climate being as it is Morocco is a logical choice for a holiday home, its beautiful, its exotic but easily reachable, its not on the other side of the world, the food is fantastic, the people are incredibly friendly and above all its cheap!
Property is of high quality and the price tag is guaranteed to make you smile, similarly the lifestyle is great and the price won’t hurt your wallet. A slap up lobster, prawn & spider crab meal in a beachfront restaurant will cost a fraction of what it would cost anywhere on the Costa del Sol. However one of the most attractive aspects of this country is the warm outgoing nature of its people.