Do you care about your carbon footprint when you travel? Morocco is full of eco-responsible hotels. Let’s go to a small selection of our favorites!
And if Morocco is finally an eco-responsible hotel destination for your next vacation? Concerned about its future, the country implements environmental measures to take care of its landscapes, but also its inhabitants. He is even the leader of the African continent in terms of solar energy! These changes also make passengers happy.
Hotels are also playing the game by developing a sustainability-oriented operation. And now it’s easier to find local and eco-friendly accommodation, including organic and homemade dishes as well as activities that respect and support the environment local economy.
Now is the time to add Morocco to your offer to make a list for stay 100% eco-responsible!
An authentic riad in the medina of Marrakech
📍 Location: in the medina of Marrakesh
🌿 Eco Note: 8.5/10
💙 We love : live the Moroccan experience in the heart of Marrakech
Angsana Riad Collection is a collection of six riads restored and hidden in the medina of Marrakech. Here you will have a real Moroccan experience taking advantage full spa or while enjoying mint tea and oriental pastries on the rooftop, overlooking the Atlas Mountains. In addition, the Angsana Riad Collection is very close to lively and historic districts. the Bahia Palace, Djemaa-el Fna square and other locations to visit… You will do everything on foot!
In addition to being well located in Marrakech, this eco-responsible hotel is exceptional in its local commitments. It supports several projects, including the orange tree planting program and the opening of a kindergarten in Atlas. He also holds the label The green keywhich symbolizes his action to get rid of plastic from Riads and his desire to shine in a sensible way.
Like at home in Marrakech
📍 Location: in the medina of Marrakesh
🌿 Eco Note: 9/10
💙 We love : swim in the pool in the middle of the yard-garden with trees
Here is a Riad that will not leave you indifferent! With its large swimming pool in the heart of a magnificent garden, Rihani offers you the luxury of comfortable privacy in the heart of the medina. Here, enjoy the traditional spa and relax on the terrace. When the evening comes, you can take advantage of the silence of the hotel and find a book in the living room and sit by the fire. The owners indulge you during your stay, but also encourage you to explore the area trekking, mountain biking or carriage rides. You can even follow them to meet the locals! When you want to go alone or with your family, nothing better than a walk in the medina to discover the wonders of Morocco and Marrakech, a few steps from your environmentally responsible hotel.
Rihani was also awarded the label The green key. The equipment is adapted to reduce water and electricity consumption. Therefore, the water is heated by solar energy, and the light bulbs have a low consumption. The Riad also limits its impact on the environment by providing organic toiletries, banning plastic, using eco-friendly cleaning products and sorting and recycling its waste. The commitment continues all the way to the dining table: it’s better when it’s fresh and typically Moroccan, so the kitchen local and organic!
Surfing, yoga and wellness in Agadir
📍 Location: on the beach north of Agadir
🌿 Eco note: 8.5/10
💙 We love : yoga on the beach at sunset
Want a sports experience between surfing and yoga in Morocco? The avant-garde, eco-resort Paradis Plage provides all the equipment for practicing these two disciplines in a decor that combines hippie chic aesthetics with Moroccan aesthetics. Here you can enjoy the ambient silence and recharge your batteries. Between two sports sessions, there is nothing better than a moment in a traditional spa, for a citrus massage. Then, why not, a trip to the pool, for a few strokes!
The cuisine obviously consists of local and organic products. But above all, you can take advantage of the proximity of Agadir and the Paradise Valley to discover them for day trips.
This eco-responsible hotel in Morocco offers several types of private accommodation, from apartments to villas and bungalows. You are spoiled for choice for perfect comfort! In addition, for those who would like to go with friends or family, the hotel also has kids club welcoming children and offering initiation into surfing. What you need to be sure of when practicing your sports sessions!
The settlement is ecologically dedicated with its label The green key and his collaboration with Surf Rider Foundation thus raising awareness of beach cleanliness.
Feet in the water in Tangier
📍 Location: on the edge of the beach north of Tetouan
🌿 Eco Note: 8/10
💙 We love : the French art of living that blends with Moroccan culture
For maximum well-being on the shores of the Mediterranean, Tamuda Bay Beach & Spa accommodates you in luxurious suites or rooms with direct access to the beach. What would Morocco be without its traditional spas? The hotel is decorated with taste, in an artistic-chic style that immerses you in the Saint Tropez of yesteryear, with a little Moroccan touch. In this superior spirit and due to environmental sensitivity, the resort favors short circuits to the source of the product. All food comes from from a local cooperative or from an organic vegetable garden resorts, especially the oil used in cooking.
You will have the opportunity to explore the region by visiting the co-operatives and famous medinas of Tangier or hiking in the mountains starting from Chefchaouen. Children will not be left out in the children’s club villa. They will do many local activities such as making Moroccan tea or gardening to introduce them to the protection and respect of the environment.
Palais Paysan, authentic accommodation in Marrakech
📍 Location: south of Marrakesh
🌿 Eco note: 8.5/10
💙 We love : Sunset over the Atlas Mountains
Palais Paysan is a magnificent hotel located just 20 km from Marrakech. Located on its own hill, it offers a spectacular view of ocher hills, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. On-site, top-notch amenities offer a peaceful and relaxing ambiance, far from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.
Palais Paysan has the distinction of being a farm and offering horse riding. The possibility of exploring the environment, up to Lalla Takerkoust Lake. Activities within the hotel will allow you to discover all the subtleties Moroccan cuisine, Arabic calligraphy or the art of falconry between two dives in the luxurious pool paved with mosaics. In addition, you can explore the Berber markets with a guide and even taste mint tea while watching the sun set over the Atlas Mountains.
Palais Paysan is an eco-responsible haven of peace where nature and man live in symbiosis. You will taste the products of orchards, olive groves, vegetable gardens and a farm whose drip irrigation system saves water. The place is powered by solar panels. Air conditioners are equipped with a water evaporation system that is more economical than gas. Finally, you benefit from the location of a large hotel without the guilt of consuming natural resources!
A typical riad in Fes
📍 Location: in the medina of Fez
🌿 Eco note: 8/10
💙 We love : Meknes wine tasting with a sommelier
if you are greedy, Fes, the Moroccan capital of gastronomy, will be your paradise! Here you have to taste everything, but not anywhere! The best eco-responsible hotel in the area is Riad Fès. It is marked The green key and offers traditional dishes with local and reasonable products. Their chef Abida also offers 100% immersive cooking classes. Go with her to the market to choose the ingredients that make up your lunch! And why not take the opportunity to walk around the city and discover it? It would be a shame not to take advantage of this exclusive proximity to historical monuments.
In Fez, not only food is important: it is the cradle excellent Moroccan wines. Don’t miss the tasting Meknes wines. Then, after a few glasses of wine, relax in the pool, on one of the panoramic terraces or in the Cinq Mondes Spa.
Luxury and golf at Mazagan Beach Resort & Golf
📍 Location: along the beach between El Jadida and Casablanca
🌿 Eco note: 9/10
💙 We love : tailor-made services and superior services for the whole family
Who said that combining environmentally responsible travel and luxury is impossible? At Mazagan Beach Resort & Golf, you’ll find premium services and other activities while limiting your carbon footprint. Because yes, what sets Mazagan Beach Resort & Golf apart from other luxury hotels in Morocco is its colossal investment in limiting electricity and water consumption. It even received Green Key Earthcheck marks for creating its own wastewater treatment plant!
Nothing is missing on site. They are a 7-kilometer beach and a large casino, but also Golf course with 18 holes signed by Gary Player. Not to mention outdoor activities organized by one of the concierges! You won’t have time to be bored for a single minute. And between the two activities, the pool and spa will be your haven of relaxation. Finally, for your charming little ones and other loved ones, the hotel offers clubs where they will be full of activities before meeting you in the evening with a delicious traditional meal.
Elegance and charm in Essaouira
📍 Location: at the entrance to the medina of Essaouira
🌿 Eco Note: 8.5/10
💙 We love : enjoy refined meals in intimate and elegant places
For a jump in time, think of Essaouira’s Blue Hour. Decorated with charm and subtlety, this former residence of dignitaries is ideally located at one of the entrances to the medina and very close to the beach. So it’s a perfect place to stay if you want a complete change of scenery in last year’s Morocco, but with all modern comforts and activities! Between moments of relaxation in the pool and Moroccan cooking classes with local and organic ingredients, your stay will be enchanting. Outside the hotel, once you walk through the door, you will be directly immersed in the atmosphere of Essaouira’s medina, lively, colorful and spicy. Nothing will be able to stop this fantastic stay, especially since this eco-responsible hotel in Morocco is labeled The green key for participating in the preservation of local resources by reducing energy and water consumption!
So which hotel do you like best for your next eco-friendly holiday in Morocco?
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