A Riad is a big, traditional Moroccan house built around a central courtyard or interior garden. Designed to protect against the hot Moroccan weather and provide privacy for those who live there, the traditional Moroccan Riad has become an extremely popular accommodation option for visitors to the country.
At Azrac Surf we offer our guests the experience of staying in a traditional Moroccan Riad. Situated just over the road from our guesthouse in Tamraght, our Riad has the traditional internal courtyard where you can eat breakfast, a beautiful roof terrace and authentic Moroccan bedrooms.
Traditionally either two or three stories tall, the Riad first became popular within the wealthier Moroccan communities and have since become a firm part of the authentic Moroccan experience.
At Azrac Surf we believe that yoga and surfing are married together in one crazy, body-positive union and after a long day of battling the surf, nothing beats a good stretch and unwind with yoga.
Here we outline, with the help of our lovely yoga guru Sarah, what poses are really good for a post-surf recoup.
A little introduction to Ramadan
In Morocco, Islam is the main religion and every year, Muslims all over Morocco mark the start of Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month. Ramadan is a month of fasting from dawn until dusk, evening feasts and a time for Muslims to share with and help others. Muslims fast in Ramadan to feel closer to God, whilst acknowledging the suffering of those less fortunate than themselves. Throughout the month, followers of Islam fast during the hours of daylight, focusing more on prayer and spirituality.
Hundreds of animals call Tamraght and Taghazout home. Whether they're hanging-low on the beach enjoying the sunshine or keeping it real in town, these animals are as much part of the local community as the surf schools.
Whilst you should always be cautious with stray animals, Tamraght and Taghazout do have a particularly lovely breed of street dog skulking about and these are just SOME of our favourites.