Frequently asked questions
Common questions about SunDesk coworking & coliving space.
Do I need a Visa?
EU nationals with a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your return date do not need a visa to enter Morocco as a tourist. It is possible for EU nationals to stay up to 3 months in Morocco. If you hold a passport from outside the European Union, we strongly recommend that you check with the nearest Moroccan Embassy about visa requirements. For quick visa information about your country and Morocco check out www.visahq.com
What is the Moroccan currency and how can I get some?
The Moroccan currency is the Dirham (abbreviated MAD). Exchange rates are around 11 Dirhams to 1€, 13 Dirhams to 1£, and 9 Dirhams to $1. Dirhams can only be obtained within Morocco. The cheapest way to get the currency is to withdraw using your Visa or MasterCard at one of the many ATMs at the airport or in Taghazout. There are also currency exchange facilities in the airport with decent exchange rates. This local machine and many other ATMs in Morocco do not accept debit cards and can be a little unreliable. If you have a VISA card, we recommend bringing it instead. If withdrawing cash doesn’t work on the first try, don’t worry, just try a different ATM.
Is Morocco safe?
What clothing should I bring?
What is the food like?
Can I buy alcohol?
Morocco is a Muslim country and alcohol is still not sold in most small towns and villages. However, you can buy alcohol in supermarkets, liquor shops and bars in Agadir — beer, wine, and any kind of spirits. There are now a couple of restaurants serving alcohol in Taghazout, but the options are limited and the service is restricted to the restaurant (no public drinking).
What are the electricity plugs like?
What about healthcare?
What is the weather like?
Morocco is an all year round destination for great weather. We are blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year. Morocco is an all year round destination for great weather. We are blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year. During the summer time most of Morocco is very hot. Taghzout, however is blessed with a microclimate that keeps it cooler than the rest of the country. It can be foggy most of the day until 4pm-5pm. After this it clears up and you can go to the beach. During the winter months it can be warm during the day and then when the sun goes down the temperature can drop. So, be sure to pack a cozy jumper.
Jan – Apr May – Aug Sep – Dec
Air Temp. 18c – 25c 25c – 30c 20c – 25c
Sea Temp. 16c – 18c 20c – 22c 17c – 20c
What are the costs of eating out?
Eating at restaurants is inexpensive in comparison to western standards. Expect to pay the equivalent of 1€ for a street snack
- 3€ – 6€ for a taco, crepe, hamburger, etc.
- 8€ – 12€ for a main dish at a nicer restaurant
Is there a large language barrier?
I hear that it is normal for foreigners to get stomach sickness in developing countries. Is that true?
The short answer: Does it happen? Yes. Could it happen anywhere? Yes.
While Taghazout is great, moroccan food quality standards are not the same as the western world’s. While there are amazing dishes you need to try, some places make them with… less hygiene in mind.
This does not mean you will get sick here! The majority of our guests leave with great memories and happy bellies. But those guests keep in mind the tricks of the trade to avoid the not so fun side of the developing world. Here are some tricks you can use here, as well as in other developing countries:
- Be wary of salads
- Be wary of ice cubes
- Use the “peel rule” (eat fruits and vegetables that have a peel, e.g. bananas, beetroots, etc.)
- Be wary of Ketchup and Mayo
- Be wary of meat and fish
- Talk to our hosts and other guests about the good restaurants they’ve eaten at
If you do happen to get sick:
- Personally message your hosts +212 631-908960 they can get you medicine, food, whatever you need!
- Remain in your room/bathroom – while we’d love you to be amongst the living, let’s make sure no one else contracts what you have! Like we said, our hosts can bring you anything you need
- Take it easy the day after: avoid strenuous physical activity, coffee and maybe even take another day off work.
The good news:
- Most people don’t get sick!
- If you get sick, chances are you’ll get it once, and 24 hours later, you’ll be good as new!
- If you get sick once, chances are you won’t have to go through it here again!
Where is Taghazout?
I want to truly experience the culture, will I?
Is there a bus to Marrakech?
After you book your ticket you can ask out host to book a taxi to take you to the bus station, and then pick you up when you come back for only €30 round-trip.
Or, you can take the https://www.souktosurf.com shuttle. It is a direct shuttle service from Taghazout to Marrakech Airport or other destinations in the city, twice a day.
Is there a gym?
While we dont have one onsite, a short walk along the beach will take you to a gym at the Radisson Blue hotel, a nearby resort. You can either purchase a week pass for €18.50 or a month pass for €65. The gym is open 24/7.
Alternatively, there is a small Calisthenics park around 200 meters from the SunDesk main building or a CrossFit parkour right at the beach in Taghazout Bay Medina. It is a 2.5 km walk there.
At Panorama Beach, you can find volleyball fields, and Taghazout has its own skate park, including skateboard rental too
Are there physical activities other than surfing I can participate in?
We know surfing isn’t for everyone, so if your looking to stay active while your here, check out our activities page!
How’s Ramadan in Taghazout?
How to reach us
Where is SunDesk?
Which airport to choose?
Many low-fare airlines fly directly to Agadir, which is an hour drive along the coast road to Taghazout.
More airlines fly to Marrakech, which is a €14 bus trip (3-4 hours) away. We recommend taking CTM, SupraTours buses or a direct shuttle from the airport with souktosurf. Read below how to reach us from Marrakech.
How do I get to Taghazout coming from Agadir/Airport?
The most comfortable way is to get a taxi from the airport. SunDesk is an hour drive away and gives lifts from Agadir Airport (€28 or 300 MAD) or Bus station (€15) to Taghazout on request. There is a bus running from Agadir Airport to Inezgane, from Inezgane to Agadir and from Agadir bus 32 to Taghazout. We don’t recommend taking the bus because it can take about 3 hours to reach us. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle from the airport with Souk to Surf.
How do I get from Marrakech Airport to Taghazout?
Do you provide taxi service?
Yes! You can book a taxi while booking your room, or inquire after booking, we’ll make sure to set it up. Please make sure to provide us with your flight or bus arrival info, and we’ll meet you there. Agadir airport pick-up service is 28 €/ 300 MAD and Agadir bus station pick-up service is 15€ / 165 MAD. We highly recommend you use this service: you can take a taxi from the airport or bus station with a local driver, however they will try to charge you a lot of money, you’ll have to negotiate, and you’ll have to pay in cash. With us, we use a trusted taxi company that will hold a SunDesk sign for you to easily find them, and the prices are set.
What if my flight arrives late? How can I move in?
While we do not have a 24/7 receptionist, this is not a problem. If you’ve elected to book a taxi with us and provided us with your flight details, our driver will know if the flight is arriving late. Upon booking you’ll receive the phone number, and can always let us know of any updates. If your taxi arrives in the middle of the night, the driver will have access to the house, will show you your room, and give you your keys. We’ll see you at breakfast the following day!
Coworking at SunDesk
What office equipment do you have?
✓ 200/200 Mbps fiber internet connections
✓ Furnished office including desk, lamp, ergonomic chair, and storage
✓ Private Skype room
✓ Receptionist on duty
✓ Breakfast at the terrace
✓ Coffee, tea and drinking water
✓ Large ocean view terrace
✓ Chill out area
✓ LED screens on request
Can I work outside?
How many people can work in the office?
16 people can work and live at SunDesk at the same time.
Are there meeting rooms available?
Can I use your coworking space if I am not staying at SunDesk?
Yes, we have Daypasses and the costs are 8,00 Euro a day. The office hours for Daypassers are 08.00-19.00
The use of all areas, Skype room and coffee, tea and water are included in the Daypass.
What’s included in the price for coworking?
8am-7pm workspace access, 200/200 Mbps internet, indoor & outdoor work areas, private Skype room, printer, scanner & fax, coffee, tea & water
Can I stay longer than the office hours if I purchase a Day Pass?
Staying at SunDesk
What if I've paid and now I can't come?
You may cancel free of charge until 4 weeks before arrival.
- 4 weeks or more from holiday start date = Full refund
- 1 – 4 weeks before holiday start date = 50% refund
- Less than 1 week to holiday start date = No refund
What's included in breakfast?
Our breakfast is available every day from 9AM-10AM on our rooftop. Our breakfast is homemade by our amazing staff, and usually includes local bread, spreads, homemade yogurt, fruit, coffee, and a main course that varies by day. If you have dietary restrictions, please let our staff know and we will do our best to accommodate. There are always vegetarian and vegan options available.
Do you provide lunch and dinner?
SunDesk provides lunch every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays and provides a BBQ dinner on Tuesday. These meals require morning sign up and payment for them can be put on your bill at the end of your stay.
Can I cook my own food?
Yes! We have a fully-equipped kitchen in each of our two houses. We provide pots, pans, spices, and a fresh water tap.
Are there any extra costs?
What does “Room service” include?
In our Budget and Standard Rooms, our lovely staff will dust the room every second day, sweep the floor, make your bed, and switch out your rug if needed. Once a week, your towels and sheets will be cleaned, and the floor mopped.
The premium beach apartments and studios receive a full cleaning once a week or on request.”
What’s included in the price?
When is the high and the low season?
Our high season is from October to April, during which you can expect a large group and a constantly fully booked house. Our low season is from June to August. During this time, we have a smaller group of coworkers, and it is much more chilled and calm at the house. Meanwhile, the village will be in its summer high season, and lots of Moroccan visitors will spend their holidays in town. However, we accept bookings year-round!
What is your availability?
We are completely transparent about what is available and when you can book. Please visit the “check availability and book” section of our booking page.
How short can I stay?
Our minimum stay requirement is ten nights, providing you with ample time to fully integrate into the group and make the most of your experience.
How long can I stay?
Do you allow for instant bookings?
How do I make a reservation?
All reservations take place through the SunDesk website here. We require a credit or debit card to be put on-file to complete the reservation.
How do I pay for my stay?
Payment for the room at SunDesk is required upon check-in, while additional costs for items such as lunches will be billed at the end of your stay. Payment can be made in cash, by card (with a 5% merchant fee), or through TransferWise.
Can I ship parcels to SunDesk/ Morocco ?
Life at SunDesk
What is Coliving?
Why should I stay at SunDesk?
What’s the history behind your company?
She joined an online university and started to work in Taghazout. While studying, she met freelancers from all over the world having a great time in Morocco while also working on their own projects. However, everyone faced the same problems: slow internet connections, finding a quiet place to work, having stable skype calls and a lack of social contact.
The idea for SunDesk was born with the aim of giving everyone the opportunity to travel and maintain the ability to work while being abroad. She googled “location independent worker” and found out about a group called “Digital Nomads”. From that moment, she was determined to start a space for these enterprising travelers, and with the help of many amazing friends and supporters her dream came true.
What kind of events do you organize?
While we don’t organize any formal events other than the weekly trip to the Souk (market) and our Tuesday barbeque, our members are always self-organizing to go out to events in Taghazout, and collectively setting up day-trip and excursions. The SunDesk staff is always available to make recommendations and set activities up for our guests. See our list of activities here: https://sun-desk.com/sun-desk-activities/
How do you create a sense of community?
The people of SunDesk
How many guests will stay at SunDesk?
How long do people usually stay for?
Who are the typical guests at SunDesk?
Are there many digital nomads in Taghazout ?
Feel free to have a couple guests over during the day; they are welcome to hangout in the common areas with you present. For anyone who would like to stay the night, Morrocan law requires that they go through a formal check in process, and therefore they would need to become a paying guest. Please inquire with our staff for availability. If your friends are at SunDesk to work, they must pay for a coworking day pass.
Are pets allowed?
Are couples allowed?
Who is the host and what do they do?
Our hosts are here to welcome you and ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience during your stay at SunDesk! They will meet you upon arrival, show you around, and are always available to you in-person or over the phone. They can help you set up excursions, give you advice on where to surf, and much more. Our hosts are an integral part of our community, and are either from Taghazout or the surrounding villages. See more about our hosts here.
Who is the owner of SunDesk?
Magda is the owner of SunDesk, to learn more about her and the whole team, click here.
Are children allowed?
In short, we do not allow anyone under the age of 18 with or without supervision. However under certain circumstances we may allow children. Please inquire here before booking.
The SunDesk Space
Can I wash my clothes somewhere?
Can I share the private room?
How many people stay in a twin shared room?
What's the security like at your locations?
Can I have my own bathroom?
At this time, we do not have rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Usually 2 rooms share one bathroom which is cleaned every day by our staff.
How well-equipped is the kitchen?
Can I park my car?
How big is SunDesk?
Is the space handicapped accessible?
How far is the beach from SunDesk?
The Surf at SunDesk
When is the surf season in Taghazout ?
The best time to surf in Taghazout is between October and April, if you come to SunDesk any other time, you can still surf but you will need to search harder for the surf spots. Check the Magic Seaweed Guide for more specific advice.
How many surf spots are around?
Can I rent surf gear?
We’ve partnered with a local surf shop to give you the best quality and rates we can find. Rates and offerings can be found on our activities page.
How much do surfing lessons cost?
€7,70 for equipment only see activities for more information!