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9+1 Reasons to explore amazing Taghazout as a digital nomad

Are you ready to discover the unique vibe of Taghazout as a digital nomad?

Taghazout is a charming fishing village located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco that is quickly gaining popularity as a hotspot for digital nomads, mindful nomads, and remote workers. With its stunning natural beauty, fast internet connection, affordable accommodation options, and friendly locals, Taghazout is an ideal destination for those looking to enjoy a slow pace of life while still being productive.

Here’s a list of tips, info, and resources from the MINOMA team members personal experience and additional research. 

1. Taghazout Digital Nomads Whatsapp Group

Joining the Taghazout Digital Nomads Whatsapp group with 255 participants can be a great way to connect with other digital nomads and remote workers in the area. Here you can exchange information, ask for advice, or even find a travel companion.

2. Great connections and infrastucture: Airport, Taxi Contact and Transportation 

The closest airport to Taghazout is Agadir AlMassira Airport is only 60 minutes away by car and has great connections to Spain (especially Tenerife)

If you're arriving at the Agadir airport, you can arrange a taxi ride to Taghazout with Said (+212 668-146816) through Whatsapp. The ride costs between 25-30€ and it’s the best way to make sure your travel is smooth. Alternatively, you can use the Taghazout Nomads Whatsapp group to find someone to share the ride with.

3. Another rising hotspot: Tamraght

Tamraght (10 minute drive from Taghazout) has an increasing amount of coworking and coliving spaces opening up and a large expat community. 

Moving between Taghazout and Tamraght  you can either go with a regular taxi which you can find next to the mosque (price ranges from 40 dirham to 100 dirham - based on what they think you’re willing to pay) or take a shared (berber). The berber taxis are parked by the side of the road opposite from the mosque and you can hear the locals shouting out the destination (Aurir! Tamraght!). The berber taxi has a fixed price of 5 dirham and will leave to its destination when the vehicle is full.   

4. Lots of cafes and coworking spaces to work from

Taghazout has several cafes that are great for remote work.

  • World of Waves (wifi password: wowsurfhouse) is one of the best places to work from, and they offer fast free wifi, have a good menu and a great atmosphere.

  • Teapot Cafe and Red Clay (wifi password: veganvibes, → vegan, specialty coffee) are also great options for casual work.

  • Windy Bay is a coworking space in Taghazout that offers a 10€ day pass. It's a great place to work and meet other remote workers.

  • You can also work from Teapot Cowork, which is located above the Teapot Cafe. If you need to make calls, it's recommended to book private accommodation, as most cafes and public places can be noisy and none of the coworking places have proper Skype rooms. 

Windy Bay Coworking terrace in Taghazout Morocco
Windy Bay Coworking: Vitamin Sea for the Soul: Your Dream Workspace Awaits

The popular coliving Teddy Pirate occasionally has some events / workshops in their space. 

Tip: buy a local sim card (Maroc Telecom) from the Phone Store near the mosque and ask them to charge 30 dirhams (3€=3G) to 50 dirhams (5€=5G) at a time to use your hotspot when needed.

5. Calm night life and barely any alcohol culture

Where to go out If you're looking for some nightlife? Seaside is the go-to spot. They have a DJ set on Fridays from 8 pm to 11 pm and live music on Sundays from 8 pm to 11 pm. It's recommended to make a reservation via Whatsapp at least 24-48 hours in advance.

After 11 pm the only place still open is Munga.

6. Affordable: Cash, Currency rate to Euro and Visa Tips

Almost everything in Taghazout is paid in cash (including accommodations). There are only a few places where you can pay with a card: World of Waves (minimum bill of 50 dirhams = 5€), Dfrost, Seaside, Windy Bay (minimum bill of 100 dirhams = 10€).

There are 2 ATMs (Euronet)  in Taghazout (since Feb 2024) which have have quite a high transaction fee. Therefore it's great to take out cash in Europe which can be easily exchanged once in Morocco. 

Moroccan Dirham (MAD) is the currency used in Morocco, and the exchange rate to Euro as of April 7th, 2023, is roughly 1 Euro = 10 Moroccan Dirhams. 

With an EU passport, you can stay in Morocco for 90 days at a time (no applications needed) and go for a visa run to extend your stay if needed. 

7. Finding Accommodation 

To find accommodation in Taghazout, you can book a few days via Airbnb or Booking and then go local (find the guys on the streets who are waving with their keys, or ask from the Taghazout nomads group). The budget range for a studio apartment is between 300-700€, depending on your network and negotiation skills.

8. Safe and laid back environment

Taghazout is generally a safe place, even at night, but it's always important to take precautions. As it's a tourist destination - no real rules or guidelines for attire apply for tourists - it feels very European and you can feel comfortable in any clothing. 

It's recommended to have travel insurance before visiting. 

Surf Berber Cafe in Taghazout, Morocco for sunset
Surf Berber Cafe in Taghazout, Morocco

9. Detoxing is part of the culture

If you're looking for a relaxing experience, Taghazout has several hammams or traditional Moroccan steam baths, nearby.

The nearest local hammams to Taghazout are located in Tamraght (Tamraght spa house) and Aourir (local hammam) - both about 13 kilometers from Taghazout. Another popular one is Le Boudoir Oriental - Boutique & SPA. 

Bonus. Great nearby 1-Day Travel Destinations

  • Paradise Valley - This beautiful valley is located about 40 kilometers northeast of Taghazout, and it's a popular spot for hiking, swimming, and picnicking. 

  • Essaouira - This historic coastal city is located about 170 kilometers north of Taghazout, and it's known for its charming old town, beautiful beaches, and vibrant arts scene. 

  • Taroudant - This ancient walled city is located about 80 kilometers east of Taghazout, and it's known for its stunning architecture, vibrant markets, and friendly locals. 

Taghazout Morocco. Photo from Unsplash
Taghazout Morocco

Taghazout is an ideal destination for mindful nomads looking for a peaceful and productive getaway. With its stunning natural beauty, fast internet connection, and affordable accommodation options, it's no surprise that this charming fishing village is becoming a hotspot for digital nomads and remote workers. By following the tips and resources mentioned in this guidebook, you can make the most of your stay in Taghazout.

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