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Al Hoceima


The port city of Al Hoceima is an important tourist destination on the north coast of Morocco. From Al Hoceima you can travel by ferry to Motril in Spain. Due to the city’s proximity to the Spanish coast, it is popular with travelers arriving from Andalusia. On Ferryhopper you can find all the information you need about ferry routes and ferry schedules from the port of Al Hoceima (or Alhucemas) to plan the perfect trip!

Ferry schedules and ferry tickets from the port of Al Hoceima

From the port of Al Hoceima in Morocco you can occasionally catch the ferry to Motril in the province of Granada. The itinerary is usually serviced by the ferry company Naviera Armas. It is one of the fastest ways to get from Morocco to mainland Spain and enjoy the southwest Mediterranean Sea.

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The enchanting port of Al Hoceima at sunset.

Ferry from Al Hoceima to Motril

The ferry route from Al Hoceima is normally available on a seasonal basis. During the peak tourist season, you can normally travel to Motril by ferry 2 days a week. The Al Hoceima - Motril ferry crossing takes 5 hours on average and tickets start at €40.

Tip: Bring your vehicle on board to freely explore the numerous attractions and hidden miracles of the region of Andalusia!

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The beautiful church of Nuestra Señora de la Cabeza in the suburbs of Motril.

How to get to the port of Al Hoceima?

The Mediterranean port of Al Hoceima is located close to the city center and you can approach it on foot. The 2 terminals are close to each other, so it’s easy getting around the port. If you’re traveling by car to Al Hoceima from elsewhere in Morocco, you can take national road N2, as well as N16, also called the Mediterranean Bypass, connecting Nador in the east with Tangiers in the west of Morocco. You can also catch a flight to the Al Hoceima Airport, 18km from the port.

Vacation in Al Hoceima

Al Hoceima is a small treasure on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco, the ideal destination for relaxing holidays in a beautiful seaside resort city. The Riffian city will charm you with its history, well-preserved historic buildings, and white and blue houses, all of which bear testimony to the city’s Spanish and Moroccan influences.

In the neighborhood of Mirador you will marvel at the impressive view and at the central Mohamed VI square you can catch some Moroccan sun. You can explore the outskirts of the city as well. Visit the Al Hoceima national park for a hiking adventure and head to the beautiful beaches east and west of the port.

Here are some of the best beaches in Al Hoceima:

  • Quemado
  • Rmod
  • Sfiha
  • Thara Youssef
  • Matadero
  • Isri
  • Calabonita
  • Maktoâa

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Tall palm trees in a downtown square of Al Hoceima.

Where to book ferry tickets from Al Hoceima?

On Ferryhopper you can easily book tickets to Motril and other destinations in Andalusia from Morocco. Find all the information you need about ferry schedules from the port of Al Hoceima, check Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries for available ferry crossings, compare ferry companies, and book tickets with no extra fees!

Al Hoceima has direct ferry connections with 2 ports:

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