Discover Morocco. Includes FREE planning and background information. It was once literally the end of the earth: those living around the ancient Mediterranean believed there was no land beyond Morocco’s Atlantic Coast. Now it’s one of Morocco’s most prosperous regions, home to the nation’s capital, to its major city and some of its finest sights. The coast has its beauty and its eyesores. A large chunk of Morocco’s population lives in this area and the modern cities are far more cosmopolitan than those of the interior – their art-deco and neo-Moorish architecture, stylish cafés and liberal attitudes a far cry from traditional Morocco, but increasingly valued by locals and visitors. Beyond these two cities lie Assilah and other fortified towns, and around these are several reserves that showcase the coast’s rich birdlife.