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The 10 best things to do in Dakhla

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The 10 best things to do in DakhlaAre you a passionate kite surfer or a kite lover, and have not been to Dakhla? If so, then this article is for you! From its scenery to the lagoon and food, we have written this article to help you discover the top ten reasons to visit Dakra.

The city of Dakhla is a narrow peninsula, 50 kilometers long, located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. It has a large lagoon with turquoise water, waves, wind, tradition and microclimate… So many elements make Dakhla one of the most unique water sports venues in the world.

KITESURFING

Dakhla Lagoon is a little paradise for all kite surfers. Due to its superior geographical location, constant wind and flat water, despite the surrounding desert, the microclimate prevents the temperature from rising above 27°C.

  • Wind direction: NE
  • Wind intensity: About 15-25 knots throughout the year, but bigger in July and August
  • Water: Flat and shallow at the lagoon
  • Daytime temperature: 26°C from April to October and 23°C from November to March
  • Water temperature: about 22°C from April to October, and about 18°C ​​from November to March

To follow the forecast, please visit: here

With WowHotel Dakhla you can take semi-private or private lessons or rent equipment according to your level. We will offer you a package adapted to your level.

WAVES

There are several surf spots in this region. The best known and famous are those of Sarga, Pointe d’Or, Arish and Foumbouir.

There are several surf spots in this area. The most famous and famous are Sarga, Pointe d’Or, Arish and Foumbouir. Our favorite attraction is Foumbouir, which also hosts the World Surfing and Kitesurfing Championships every year.

The surf spot is right in front of YOU. You can also rent surfboards or take surfing lessons.

  • Wave direction: right
  • Expansion direction: N / NW
  • Expansion size: 0.5m to 2.5m
  • Ideal tide: low tide
  • Ideal season for surfing: October to April
  • Ideal season for kite surfing: all year round

LODGINGS

Many hotels will provide you with unforgettable accommodations during kite surfing and other water sports in this paradise, such as Wow Hotel Dakhla. 3 kilometers away from the airport, it is the perfect choice to enjoy the real experience. Ideal for people traveling alone, with friends, family or groups.

MULTIPLE ACTIVITIES

If you don’t like extreme sports like kite surfing, there are many other activities here, including water skiing, yoga, fishing, desert trips, kayaking, catamaran sailing, Assna Hot Springs, Long Island Ride Boat tour, oyster farm tour… etc.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

Every year, the city attracts more and more professional riders, brands from the kite surfing world and international competitions. This is due to ideal wind conditions. Therefore, if you are going to Dakhla, you may be lucky to be able to watch a professional game.

The events of previous years and this summer are :

  • PKRA (2013 & 2014)
  • VKWC (2015)
  • GKA (2016)
  • KIDS DREAMERS PROJECT (2017)
  • WORLD CLASS ACADEMY (2017)
  • GKA (2017)

SEAFOOD

Morocco is one of the most diverse cuisines in the world, influenced by Andalusian Spain, Arabia and France. Dakhla is famous for its artisanal oyster farming, which is part of its culinary tradition. Dakhla oysters are not only sold all over Morocco, but also exported to top European restaurants and even Japan. The restaurant in Dakhla offers a variety of grilled shrimp and clams, squid, fresh shrimp, spicy crab, sashimi, and of course oysters.

Here, you can try restaurants such as Casa Luis and Tea House.

When staying at the Wow Hotel Dakhla, you will have the opportunity to visit an oyster farm to discover the local culture and taste some oysters.

WILDLIFE AND FLORA

The Dakhla area is home to various marine animals, birds, reptiles and mammals of rare or threatened species. UNESCO supported the creation of the Dakhla National Park to protect its natural biodiversity.

You can see dolphins and even killer whales in Dakla Lagoon all year round. But most commonly, you will find pink flamingos clustered in the lagoon. They are the most common birds in the Dakhla region. If you are taking a shuttle bus for small surfing in Westpoint, you can also see some camels !

HAMMAM

Morocco is famous for its music, scenery and food, but there is more! Here, you can visit the traditional hammam, relax and rejuvenate your body and mind during your stay.

Morocco uses traditional Turkish baths, massages and natural products (such as argan oil) to provide a variety of spa treatments. The SPA is open all day at Dakhla . After some kitesurfing, what better way to relax ?

A REVITALISING TRIP

If you want to add a place to your ideal destination list, you need to go to Dakhla. Quietness and simplicity are the keywords to describe this place. Away from busy streets and crowded beaches, you can enjoy the comfort of a relaxing beach holiday, explore local culture and explore kite surfing.

CULTURE

Historically, this area was formerly inhabited by Berbers and Arabs. Due to its complex geopolitical situation, Dakhla was influenced by Spain, Morocco, Mauritania and even Saharan nomads.

If you are going to travel to the city, we recommend you to visit the following cultural attractions :

  • Spanish Cathedral
  • old mosque
  • new mosque
  • the waterfront

If you want to visit Dakhla, we will be happy to take care of everything for you. From air tickets, to accommodation and water sports, we will provide you with a complete package that fits your budget. Don’t hesitate to contact us via the email [email protected] .

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