Al Hoceima, known for its sandy beaches and Mediterranean charm, is located in the mountain region of northern Morocco. Al Hoceima is a relatively small city with a population of around 100 000, and it must be included in your Rif tour. The Spanish settled in Al Hoceima in the 1920s, when Spanish General Sanjurjo renamed the territory after himself “Villa Sanjurjo”. It stayed under Spanish control until Morocco gained independence in 1956 when its name was returned to the original, Al Hoceima.
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