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There's only one reason to come to Oualidia, and that's to enjoy the sun and sand from the sheltered lagoon, or the long, open beach a short walk away. As mentioned, they can both get busy during the holidays, but walk a little past the open beach, and you'll find endless stretches of unoccupied sand; just be wary of the strong undercurrent if you go swimming. Surfland (tel. 0523/366110; surfland@menara.ma) operates a surf school from their base, located halfway between the village and the lagoon, with weeklong camps for kids and beginners of all ages. Oualidia Maroc Aventure (tel. 0661/157743) is at the southern entrance to the village, on the main El Jadida-Safi road. They hire out mountain bikes (100dh per half-day) and watersports equipment such as kayaks and canoes. During the holiday season, a few temporary operators set themselves up between the lagoon and the Atlantic beach, hiring out quad bikes and jet skis. The Oualidia Tennis Club (tel. 0523/366262) has two well-kept clay courts, available for hire to nonmembers via a temporary social membership, which costs 100dh. If you're feeling a little sore and tired after a day of fun in, and on, the water, La Sultana Oualidia offers a vast choice of massage and beauty treatments from their in-house hammam and spa.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.