All right, lovebirds! You’ve taken the plunge, and now it’s time to plan the perfect honeymoon. But where do you even begin? If you’re looking for an adventure that’s a little bit of everything—romance, culture, history, great food, and wine—a honeymoon in Morocco and Spain is a perfect choice.
Maybe your original plan was to have a Morocco honeymoon, but adding a few days or more in Spain is a great way to make a really special trip.
Here’s everything you need to know to plan the trip of a lifetime.
Decide on Your Dates to Visit Morocco
The first step is to figure out when you want to travel. If you’re flexible, the best time to visit Morocco is between mid-March and May or September and November when the weather is milder. Keep in mind that many Moroccans take their holidays in August, so popular tourist spots will be more crowded than usual.
Spain can be visited year-round, but if you want to avoid the crowds (and save some money), shoulder season—the months of April, May, September, and October—are your best bet. That said, each region has different climate patterns, so be sure to do your research before booking flights or making any firm plans.
Choose Your In-Country Destinations
Morocco is a large country with a lot to see and do. Some honeymooners like to focus their trip on one city—say Marrakech with its towering minarets and vibrant souks (marketplaces)—while others prefer to get a taste of as much as possible by visiting several different places.
The same goes for Spain. Do you want to explore Barcelona’s art and architecture? Or maybe you’d prefer the relaxed vibe of Gran Canaria? Once you have an idea of the experiences you want on your honeymoon, narrow down your list of destinations.
Start Planning Your Adventure
Now comes the fun part: booking flights and hotels, making restaurant reservations, and putting together an itinerary packed with unforgettable experiences. If you’re not sure where to start, plenty of travel agencies specialize in tailor-made honeymoons that combine both countries.
7 Perfect City Pairs for a Honeymoon in Morocco and Spain
My best advice would be to choose a city in each country as your base and then explore that spot while taking day trips. That way, you’ll have some great experiences without the headache of too much travel. Here are a few great city combinations to consider for your Morocco and Spain honeymoon.
These spots have a direct flight connection or are accessible via land or ferry.
Al Hoceima, Morocco + Melilla, Spain
If you’re looking for a beach vacation with a bit of adventure, Al Hoceima in Morocco and Melilla in Spain make for the perfect combination. Al Hoceima is known for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, while Melilla offers a more urban environment with plenty of shopping and dining options. The two cities are separated by a land border crossing making it easy to explore both destinations during your honeymoon.
Marrakech + Seville
If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, a trip to Marrakech and Seville will give you a taste of Morocco’s rich history and culture and Spain’s vibrant nightlife and architecture. Marrakech is home to the world-famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where you can find everything from snake charmers to acrobats, while Seville is known for its beautiful Moorish architecture and lively Flamenco scene. The historical and cultural ties between these two countries will also be very evident.
Fez + Barcelona
Fez, Morocco, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in the world. If you’re looking to explore some of Morocco’s rich history and culture, Fez is a great choice. On the other hand, Barcelona is a modern metropolis with world-class art, architecture, and cuisine. If you’re looking for a city with a more cosmopolitan feel, Barcelona is a perfect choice.
Casablanca + Malaga
Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco, is known for its bustling port and cosmopolitan feel. Malaga, on the other hand, is a smaller city located on the southern coast of Spain. If you’re looking for a mix of cultures and experiences, these two cities make a perfect combination. They both have some great day trip options if you opt to use them as a base.
Marrakech + Gran Canaria
Marrakech is a bustling city in Morocco with a rich history and culture, while Las Palmas Gran Canaria is a Spanish island known for its sandy beaches and relaxed vibe. If you’re looking for a mix of city life and beach time on your honeymoon, these two destinations make for the perfect combination.
Marrakech provides plenty of opportunities to explore, with its bustling markets and vibrant nightlife, while Gran Canaria offers a more laid-back atmosphere perfect for relaxing on the beaches of the Canary Islands. Best of all there are direct flights on Ryanair from Marrakech to Las Palmas twice a week.
Rabat + Malaga
Rabat is the capital of Morocco and is known for its well-preserved historic architecture. Malaga, on the other hand, is a smaller city located on the southern coast of Spain. If you’re looking for a mix of cultures and experiences, these two cities make a perfect combination. Rabat offers a taste of Morocco’s rich history and culture, while Malaga provides a more relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere.
Tangier + Tarifa
Tangier offers a taste of Morocco’s rich history and culture, while Tarifa provides a more relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere. Plus, the two cities are separated by only a few miles, and multiple ferry trips make the crossing each day. This makes these two cities easy to explore on your honeymoon.
A honeymoon in Morocco and Spain is the perfect choice for couples looking for a little bit of romance, culture, history, great food, and wine. By following these three simple steps—deciding on your dates, choosing your destinations, and starting to plan—you’ll be well on your way to planning the trip of a lifetime.