The city port of Tangier has, in relatively little time, emerged as a significant regional player in terms of cruises. Capable of accommodating up to 4 ocean liners at the same time, this port transforms Tangier into a strategic enclave for cruise tourism in the Mediterranean.
The port faces the walls of the ancient city, the medina. From the port, one can choose to go to the beach with its expanse of sand and large corniche, filled with leisure options, hotels, and commercial centers—or climb the so-called "American stairway" to enter the narrow alleys which lead to the mythic cafes of the Petit Socco, and from there to the Place du 9 Avril, or Souq Barra.
Further on, we can reach the Kasbah and lose ourselves in its alleyways. There, one can visit the newly refurbished Museum of Mediterranean Culture (Dar El Makhzen) and take a walk through the beautiful Marshan quarter to have tea at Café Hafa, while gazing across the strait.
On the outskirts of the city, one can find beautiful beaches, the Perdicaris Park, and also the Caves of Hercules.
Those seeking a getaway can plan day trips to Chefchaouen, Tetouan, Larache, or Asilah.