As I cannot post more than one photos in a post...i ll write a medium instead when I have time, for now check my IG for more inspirations, dont hesitate asking questions...and sorry nobody here knows about me, verry quick I m co-founder of www.biohackingsafari.com and my portfolio of stuff i do is www.serendibscoop.com
Tarfaya has some qualities:
- No tourism yet (building a culture of respectable tourism might be interesting)
- desertic panoramas (good for festival)
- never goes under 18 degrees or above 30 degrees (Day/Night)
- it's flat
- no trees
- bad water (taste)
- bad taste olive oil
I would love to build some kind of ecosystem connected to few selected cities along the coast (from Tarfaya to Essaouira) surfers can connect all these places (via surf safari for instance) I could deploy the idea in an other article later...
I have visited SIDI IFNI city (old spanish collonial building, 8000 people > I have contacts to get a house there or more infos if needed, only local tourists ...
and LEGZIRA beach 5 minutes away from sidi ifni by bus or car (postal card) (I have a perfect spot there and many contacts, mainly people from Sidi ifni) surfers and extreme sport fellows as well as farmers and land owners.
The olive oil in these 2 places are better than Tarfaya ... loads of local tourist from the montain (berbere) and real travelers. The souk in Sidi ifni is potentially great to sell stuff, loads of fog and humidity in both, not so much wind, montains etc... both wicked and complementary spots, old illegal fisherman houses along the coast very cute, fresh fish every day, I met a fisherman that is also a science teacher in Sidi Ifni who could be a great helper (Via Nora)
Nora is amazing and should be connected to all ya, I m wondering how we would do without her...she is working from Guelmim in the biggest sport national sport center of the region...she is from Marakech and studied in France...she have known racism in France and think it's better to build the futur of Morocco with the poeple, she also brought the bicycle culture to all women in Guelmim wich for me is a killer asset....Gelmim is one hour away in the desert from Sidi Ifni and is crazy hot (not on my map)
For the rest I m currently in TIZNIT (70 000 people) the capital city of craft and silversmithing, its amazingly beautifull and strong culture, I have been here 2 night and no tourism (so far) I have met carpenters and other crafmanship culture...people look rich, happy and healthy, they all wear Berbere jewlery...The souk is amazing, full of life (berber instruments shops, phone shops of course, clothes/shoes shops, nut/spice shops and jewlery shops everywhere.
then for 5 cents you get to the beach in AGLOU in 20 minutes by bus...I met a Moroccan french teacher there who might be the perfect connector to find a house...Aglou beach is weird but cute (no market but a long promenade and big ass housses all around...loads of Morocan tourists from Agadir and from the montains.. Loads of small and ancient illegal fisherman houses along the coast very cute
I wouldn't like to be in one place or the other but I would see it as a perfect combo ( one for the beach and the other one for the craft and historical culture )
olive oil is way much better than Tarfaya and Sidi Ifni
Now my state of mind is to go north to Essaouira, I met some Berbere street artists that are frankly the best guides so far, very knowledgeable and actualy very famous locally so they make me enter places I wouldnt imagine existed (even they told me places where europeens are not allowed to go...wich bugged me a little)
the rest of the trip continues to
TIFNIT (fisherman village 2000 habitants) advantage > few kilometers from Agadir,
TAGHAZOUT (fisherman village invaded by surfers) 6000 habitants, alcool and capitalistic yoga classes
IMSOUANE (fisherman village) 7000 habitants, spiritual area
ESSAOUIRA 70 000 habitants... loads of Gnawa and powerfull energies (dark rituals) I have heard...
I drop a map when I have more time and infos.
Once again the photos all oll these places can be found on my IG ...
Strategically when I read the complexity of the project and all, WE should just pick an affordable house for the month of August somewhere along the coast (also watch out it's touristic season) and take some time to visit some other places together...I think limiting the perimeter from Essaouira to Tarfaya would be just great...
I'm excited to meet all of you, thanks @Nadia, Peace out !