Spending my days barefoot and with the sea and the sand, falling asleep to the sound of the ocean crashing against the shore, sleeping under the full moon and the stars, and waking to the shining sun and the energetic dogs barking in the streets, marking their territory from those who intrude. This was all a part of my awesome experience staying at Afer Surf Hostel in Imsouane, Morocco.
I just spent several weeks living and working at a cool surf hostel in a laid-back fishing town in Morocco called Imsouane. Afer Surf hostel quickly became a place of comfort and like a second home, and the guys that work there became like family to me. Life was easy and relaxed; I could have easily stayed months and months in Imsouane, relishing in the secluded rock pools, perfect surfing waves, and delicious food.
I found Afer Surf Hostel on WorkAway, and immediately knew I would fall in love with Imsouane. Afer Surf Hostel is one of the cleanest, most comfortable and homey hostels I’ve ever stayed in (and as you guys know, I’ve stayed in a lot of hostels over the course of three years). Not only is it brand new, but there’s an awesome rooftop terrace with views of Imsouane and the ocean, family breakfasts and dinners every day, and spacious rooms with stylish decorations and comfortable pillows (I have a slight obsession with the pillows at Afer Surf, ha ha).
Come and stay with Afer Surf Hostel!
I was lucky enough to work with Zak, one of the owners of Afer Surf. I helped him with his website, social media, and blog posts. There was also an amazing group of people staying at the hostel. During high season, Imsouane is packed out and plenty of surfers come down to tackle the waves.
If you’re in Morocco, you definitely have to come visit Afer Surf hostel in Imsouane. It’s the perfect place to spend a few weeks, even if you don’t surf! You can relax, spend your lazy days swimming in the ocean and drinking good coffee at one of the cafes, or pick up a new hobby of surfing or skating.
Things to do in Imsouane
There’s a lot to do in this awesome surf town. Check out my post on the Afer Surf website for things to do. Some of my favorite things to do in Imsouane were Surf Africa’s Longest Bay, take a surf lesson, eat fresh seafood (which you’ll be able to try at one of the nightly dinners at Afer Surf), and grab a coffee at La Cre-Pierre Cafe.
When to Come to Imsouane
The high season is from September to March. If you can’t make it during that time, don’t fret! The waves are still good in May and June, and even better if you’re a beginner surfer.
How to Reach Imsouane
It’s quite easy to reach Imsouane, especially if you have your own car. It’s easy to rent a car in Morocco and quite affordable, especially if you’re traveling with a group of people. If you’re not, you can catch a bus. I recommend CTM or Supratours Tour Companies. They leave from Casablanca, Essaouira, Agadir, and Marrakech to Imsouane. It’ll drop you on the highway about 7 KM from the town itself. Then, you can either grab a taxi (10 DH shared, 30 DH alone) or hitchhike. All cars going down that road are going to Imsouane.
Visa for Morocco
Most visitors get 90 day free visa for Morocco. Check your country’s visa policies to make sure you don’t need to apply for a visa beforehand.
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