Sidi Ifni: One of Those Sweet Cocktails

Nestled on a cliff, the foothills of the Anti Atlas, it controls the green blue of the Atlantic Ocean from which it comes its core resources.

The Sidi Ifni region is the structure and stronghold of Ait Baamrane, influential famous Berber confederation of tribes all through the southern Morocco for its struggle in the 1930s.

Granted to Spain by a Spanish-Moroccan Treaty of 1767 in order to produce sardine fisheries, development really dates from 1934 when General Franco decided to make this enclave a strategic military base. It was not until June 1969 to be conclusively qu’Ifni Moroccan and 2010 she releases the provincial supervisory Tiznit

From his Spanish years, it retains the majestic construction, a grid of roads and boulevards leading to the great central oval, urban architecture whose structures have kept the art deco style very prominent in Spain of 1930.

The previous cathedral converted into court, his presbytery turned into library, the old Admiralty, the lighthouse and several houses with trees and flowers gardens neighboring the Mohammed V Avenue are always there to recap that time. Mecca of city life, as an alternative Hassan II, former Plaza de España gives a superb and impressive view of the ocean.

Besides the eccentric port of the south side of the airport, Sidi Ifni, has two neighborhoods. One, former, around Place Hassan II which are concentrated most of the services and hotel infrastructure and the municipal market.

The other area is separated him about a good kilometer from the city center through the avenues and El Houria Al Quds. Here is the specific post, the Grand Mosque and the public garden Annasr, restaurants, cafes plus cyber always beneficial.

The main activity of Sidi Ifni port remains with conventional fishing. Sardines, sea bream, croakers are landed in the afternoon moving great animation around, the harbor to the market, then the city waking in the late afternoon.

Its mild winter climate, proximity to large and beautiful white sand beaches, mixed together with high yellowish-brown cliffs, natural arches and small friendly and sociable coves of Sidi Ifni are a popular destination for a diverse tourism.

The huge and aptly named White Beach in the south, attracting more and more fans of seaside activities. It is facing the small island of El Gziral Lazgira on the beach, 10km north on the road to Mirleft, that surfers and windsurfers like to gather. This beach dressed natural arches crafted by ocean ebb and flow, is as much a place of rendezvous water, a privileged location or amateur anglers.

Mohamed Dekakk