Marrakesh Weather April Averages, Morocco
What's the Weather Like in Marrakesh in April?
April heralds the spring season in Marrakesh as tourists begin to flock to the city along with rising temperatures. The temperature in Marrakesh in April ranges from 12 degrees up to 24 degrees Celsius.
The average temperature on any given day hovers around 18 degrees Celsius, with the temperature dropping at night. Bring light, comfortable clothing, but be prepared for the cool evenings.
No matter when in April you go, you can expect to enjoy around ten hours of sunshine during the day. Due to the sunny and arid climate of the region, overcast days are rare and you should expect things to be consistently bright for the duration of your stay.
The spring days only see around 30 millimetres of rainfall throughout the month that falls primarily over five days same as in November. It's highly unlikely that your trip will be broken up by any unexpected downpours.
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Hotels for Marrakesh in April
Riad Dar Dialkoum
With a near stellar rating, the Riad Dar Dialkoum has a well-earned reputation. The owners take great pride in providing excellent, attentive service to each of its guests. The hotel is run by a local couple so speaking to management about your experience or getting an issue or question addressed happens very quickly.
The Riad Assakina is another splendid hotel option while staying in Marrakesh. Like many other hotels in the area, this one is run by a local expatriate couple who takes great pride is attending to tourists' needs and ensuring they have a splendid trip.
Similar to many other hotels, this one serves as an oasis and counterpoint from the busy streets of Marrakesh. This hotel is also known for its great food so you won't even have to step outside of your hotel to get an authentic Moroccan meal.
Al Fassia Aguedal
More of a boutique hotel than a traditional riad, the Al Fassia Aguedal retains classic Moroccan style in a contemporary manner. Much larger than a conventional riad, this hotel has shuttle services, free high-speed internet and pets are even welcome. In addition to the free shuttle, you'll save money on meals as breakfast and lunch are provided.
Riad Dar Zahia
With warm hosts, the Riad Dar Zahia is a popular accommodation in Marrakesh. This very small riad has fewer rooms than the average hotel but they are larger as well. The rooms also come with a kitchenette so you can prepare or reheat meals while on holiday.
Riad el Fenn
Another hotel with kitchen space for each guest is the Riad el Fenn. This hotel, which can be tricky to locate, has quite an array of features. The Riad el Fenn has a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, and a free shuttle service to escort guests around town. Pets are allowed and the hotel also provides entertainment and activities for children.
Restaurants and Bars for Marrakesh in March
One popular and affordable option for dining in Marrakesh is Cheese Me. This unique restaurant offers fun twists on classic flavours but focuses on excellent cheeses. A passion in cheeses is a plus!
The owner takes pride in his restaurant which is a welcomed change of pace from the Moroccan and French eateries that are dispersed across Marrakesh. There is a large variety of wines to choose from to complement your meal.
Les Jardins de la Medina
For a more formal dining experience, make reservations at Les Jardins de la Medina. This French and Moroccan restaurant has an exquisite ambiance combined with gourmet dishes.
Located in a garden with a small pool, this restaurant has ambiance that appeals to romantic dinners, friendly get-togethers or even business negotiations. It will impress anyone. This restaurant can be hard to find but worth the exploration.
Comptoir Darna Cocktail Bar
If you would like to unwind at the end of a hot day with a cool drink, the Comptoir Darna Cocktail Bar is a fantastic option. Actually a restaurant, club and bar in one building, this versatile establishment has something for everyone. Comptoir Darna also has performances in the evenings if you'd like to have some entertainment while unwinding.
Things to Do in Marrakesh in April
El Badi Palace
A beautiful example of Moroccan architecture and local history, the El Badi Palace is a must-see for culture buffs. Commissioned to be built in 1578, this palace originally had over 300 rooms with courtyards, pools and gold decorations.
In addition, there is an underground series of tunnels that served as a jail centuries ago. Unfortunately, the palace was looted for stone and other valuables in the 17th century for use in another palace. However, portions have been refurbished to mimic their original splendour.
Djemma el Fna
Another popular attraction in Marrakesh is the Djemma el Fna, one of the oldest markets in the city. While the spelling of the English translation varies, this market takes its name from a mosque that once stood on the area.
During the day, the square is filled with food vendors, local performers and peddlers of handmade goods. The market has been named one of the "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO. But an important safety measure to note, the market was bombed in April 2011 that was blamed on terrorists.
Toubkal Treks Day
If you would like to get outdoors and get active, the Toubkal Treks Day Tours is a company with a wide range of excursions. Visit their website to get a better sense of what type of trip would be a best fit for yours' and your party's activity levels.
They offer trips into the Atlas Mountains, Portuguese fortresses and natural wonders like lush valleys and waterfalls, little known wonders for many tourists. Each trip includes transportation, a professional guide and lunch in the listed price.
Dates for the diary
There are numerous events and festivals in Morocco in the month of April that appeals to travellers of all taste. In the beginning of April, long-distance athletes descend on the region to partake in the notorious Sand Marathon. In this gruelling race, runners trek through 150 miles over 11 days. Runners are responsible to make their own food when they reach certain milestones throughout the desert.