Saidia Morocco is City in the north of country, imagine that 18 km of fine sandy beaches, surrounded by eucalyptus and mimosas, a sea of sublime blue, a generous sun and magnificent landscapes. The blue pearl of the Mediterranean, is […]
Saidia Morocco is City in the north of country, imagine that 18 km of fine sandy beaches, surrounded by eucalyptus and mimosas, a sea of sublime blue, a generous sun and magnificent landscapes. The blue pearl of the Mediterranean, is where you are. This serene haven will be your paradise if you enjoy the beach and tanning. The City’s surroundings offer excellent opportunities for excursions.To the west of the city, you can discover the mouth of the Moulouya River and the magnificent bird sanctuary that will be of great interest to all bird watchers.
We can take advantage of our stay in the city to visit Oujda, located about 60 km south of the resort. The capital of the eastern region of Morocco has a beautiful Medina whose kasbah -the ancient citadel- is imposed on a 14th century Koranic school. Oujda also invites us to explore its beautiful markets, a dream place to listen to Garnet music, the melancholic Arabic-Andalusian chords.
Saidia is located at the northern tip of Morocco on the Mediterranean Sea between Melilla and Algeria and off the coast of Almeria in Spain, in the province of Berkane, Eastern region, a few kilometers from Oujda airport and 70 km from Nador airport; both of them having international communication services. This town has a population of approximately 18,000 inhabitants.
It enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate. Summers are long and warm and sunny and there is little precipitation. The best time to enjoy its beaches is the period between April and October. Saidia is a relatively new city, founded by the Arabs only about 500 years ago, although it is at the end of the 70’s, when the town completely changed face to become what it is today: A seaside town of national size, a blue pearl, as she was baptized.
The Moroccan Government designed the AZUR plan, aimed at the tourist development of Morocco; within this plan, it has chosen the best landscape and natural enclave of the Moroccan Mediterranean coast, located in Saidia.
Communications are planned, either through Melilla, by boat or plane, as by the airports of Nador or Oujda in Morocco, a flight from Madrid will take about an hour.
Road communications from Melilla are made through a new motorway, recently inaugurated, which allows the Melilla to Saidia journey in less than an hour.
The new Saïdia promises to become one of the most sought-after seaside resorts in the Mediterranean.
The inhabitants belonged to the various douars of the Ouled Mansour, ouled sidi abdelmoumen, ouled ramdane, cherarba… which is native to the triffa tribes. To those, it would also be necessary to add those of Algerian origin who settled in the city during the Algerian war and the French cooperators who exercised in berkane and ahfir, during the protectorate.
The nearest airport to the city is the Oujda Angads Airport, which is about an hour’s drive from Saidia. There are several airlines that operate flights to Oujda from major European cities such as Paris, Brussels, and Madrid. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Saidia.
Another option is to take a train to Oujda or Nador, which are the nearest train stations to Saidia. From these cities, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to it.
There are also buses that operate daily from major Moroccan cities such as Rabat, Casablanca, and Marrakech to Saidia. The journey time varies depending on the starting point, but it usually takes around 5-7 hours.
If you prefer to drive, you can rent a car from any major Moroccan city and take the highway to Saidia. The journey time from Rabat, for example, is around 4-5 hours.
It’s worth noting that the transportation infrastructure in Morocco is generally good, and there are several options available to get to Saidia.