Nador: Guide to Nador, Morocco

When entering or leaving the small Spanish enclave of Mellila, you have to pass through the port town of Nador, the provincial capital of the Rif.

Earmarked for economic development, Nador has made little strides since the Spanish left in 1957. It still has the feel of a small traditional Riffian town that is struggling for development and far from being geared towards tourism.

In fact, on first appearance Nador has little to offer conventional tourists. However, if you’re a bird watcher the dunes and marshes of Kariet Arkmane and Ras el Ma, some 30 Kilometres east of town, are worth a few days exploration.