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Nador is a coastal town and the second largest city in the Oriental province of Morocco.

Ave Youssef Ben Tachfine


To the east, Nador lies adjacent to the largest saltwater lagoon, Mar Chica, in Morocco. And, to the north, it borders the Spanish exclave of Melilla. It is at the base of the Cabo Tres Forcas peninsula that extends into the Mediterranean.

Get in[edit]

Train station

By plane[edit]

Nador International Airport offers international flights to France, Spain, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands and domestic flights to Casablanca and Tangiers, and acts as a second airport for travellers to and from Melilla.

Main airlines are Royal Air Maroc, Air Arabia Maroc and Ryanair.

1 Nador International Airport (مطار الناظور العروي) (25 km from Nador near El Aroui). Nador International Airport (Q1432126) on Wikidata Nador International Airport on Wikipedia

Getting there/away: there is no bus to/from the airport, but many buses to Fez and other destinations stop in Jbel Arouit (near Hotel Tenerife around 4 km from the airport). Bus cost (or saves you if you come from the south) is 10 dirham (CTM).

There are 2 or 3 hotels in Jbel Arouit if you depart early, but they are not that budget-friendly (200 dirham).

View from Nador City Hill

By train[edit]

Twice daily to Taourirt with connection to Fez, Casablanca, etc.

  • 2 Nador-Ville railway station (Gare de Nador-Ville). Main railway station. 50 DH (10 % discount one day before) for a train to Guercif.. Nador-Ville railway station (Q2948664) on Wikidata
  • 3 Nador-South railway station (Gare de Nador-Sud). Nador South train station (Q761471) on Wikidata

By bus[edit]

Several direct bus links operate between Nador and major Moroccan cities.

  • Fez 5 hours, 130 dirham by CTM
  • Beni Ansar - one of the main ports of Morocco, bordered on the north by Melilla

By ferry[edit]

Nador is one of the largest ferry port in Morocco. GNV operates weekly ferries from Sete with stopover in Barcelona. While Trasmediterránea runs almost daily ferries from Almeria and Motril (Granada).

  • 4 Nador Port. Nador Port (Q6957952) on Wikidata Nador Port on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

Map of Nador


Nador Courniche
Nador promenade
  • 1 Nador Big Mountain Gourgou (you can go north on N15 and then south on P6209). Lots of resident monkeys and a spectacular view of Nador and the Mediterranean. You can also supposedly ride horses and camels here. Lots of trash sadly.
  • 2 Nador Corniche. stretches along the Mediterranean coastline in Nador. Photo opportunity in front of the I Love Nador sign.
  • 3 Nador City Hill. Little hill inside the city with a nice view at Nador. There is a long stair which you can see from the railway station (centre ville) and can use. The hill is littered but the view is great!



  • 2 Mar Chica Beach. little beach fronting Nador on Mar Chica.
  • 3 Kariat Arekmane. on the actual Mediterranean.
  • 4 Boucana. on the Mediterranean as well.
  • 5 Charrana Beach. north of Melilla on Mediterranean



  • 1 Restaurant abbas, Avenue HASSAN II, +212 536333232. A place for seafood.
  • Small authentic street restaurant. Serves grilled sardines, fries and lentil soup with bread. It is cheap (19 DH) and locals use to go there. (Coordinates: 35,1765541, -2,9231576) (Update: 03/24)



  • 1 Mercure Rif Nador (فندق ميركور الريف الناظور), 1 Avenue Ibn Tachfine،, +212 536328500. A plushy resort on the shore of Mar Chica. Indoor and outdoor pools, spa, gym, restaurant, wifi. Dogs okay. DH 272.
  • 2 Hotel Leonor, +212 641606198. Mountain resort near Mount Gourougou with free breakfast, restaurant, golf course. DH 107.
  • 3 Hotel Le Mont Vert, Azro Hamar Gorogo P.O.Box: 30000, Zghanghan, +212 536351709. Another mountain-type resort with pool, spa, breakfast, bar, wifi. DH 125.


- Go to the football stadium (beetween the police station and the beach) at the weekend or ask locals when there will be a match. It is super fun (even if you do not like football), since the locals have a blast and you can talk with locals about football if you want to.

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