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Ceuta or Tangier?

Travel Forums Africa and The Middle East Ceuta or Tangier?

1. Posted by Vize (Full Member 5 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hello fellow travellers!

I´m planning a trip to South Spain (Andalucia) and i´m thinking to spend a night in Africa, crossing the Mediterranean by Ferry. The question is that I´m indicise between two portuary cities: Ceuta or Tangier. In your opinion, which city do I choose? Which one has more things to see and do?



2. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Well Tanger is in Morocco, but although Ceuta is on the African mainland, it is in fact still in Spain and not Morocco atall, They use the Euro, they speak Spanish, the culture is Spanish and the the whole region is very little like Morocco. Once you arrive in Ceuta, it is a bit of a ride to the Spain/Morocco frontier. I would suggest go straight to Tanger. Incredible city and you're straight into Africa on arrival.

3. Posted by oulissfan (Budding Member 15 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

i'm totaly agree with flyingbob; make it to Tanger and if it's possible try it to Chefchauoan as it's amazing town really.
peace & hugs

4. Posted by monkeycat (Full Member 109 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


For how to get there see here:

You can get a bus from most places in Andalucia direct to Tarifa and then get the ferry over.

5. Posted by jayway (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

No contest - go to Tanger-- not much difference with the slow or fast boat, just the price. Have fun, its a great city--