Taghazout Sickness Update 2022

The Taghazout Sewage Works Are Now Complete & The Taghazout Sickness Has Stopped

Many of you have been trying to keep updated on the latest sewage and sickness news from Taghazout. Well, it’s good news! Basically in our area the sewage network has all been completed and all the sewage is being pumped over to the treatment plant just South of Devils rock.

Has Taghazout Sickness Stopped?

Well in short, yes, so far so good. We had a limited window at the end of 2021 where guests were coming out and staying with us but for the whole time we were having international guests not one person got sick with Morocco Belly! So fingers crossed, it looks like the problems have gone.

Does This Mean I 100% Won’t Get Sick In Morocco

Unfortunately not, over the years even before the sewage problems, we’ve learnt the hard way that there are some bugs and things that might cause sickness whilst out on a holiday in Taghazout. One common cause of people getting sick is actually the norovirus. More often than not, it’s brought by guests and if you are a parent you’ll know exactly how easy it spreads as pretty much every year it flies round kids at schools giving them a 24 hour vomiting bug. Well, like with schools a social setting like a Taghazout surf camp is fertile territory for something like noro to spread. From our end, we’ll always ensure the surf camp is clean and all surfaces are bleached down every day to try and prevent the spread.

Here are some other simple recommendations:
– wash your hands with soap thoroughly before every meal
– try not to eat random street food (even if it looks delicious), ask a surf berbere team member and we can recommend where to eat out.
– do not drink the mint tea or biscuits offered up on the beach or other places (again hard to know the hygiene story behind them)
– if you are going to pat / stroke stray dogs and cats…. Make sure you wash your hands before doing anything else.

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Is The Tap Water Safe To Drink?

A few years ago Taghazout got connected up to the mains water and so in theory it should be fine to drink it and lots of the locals do but we’d still recommend keeping to bottled water whilst on a holiday.

Should I Get Special Travel Insurance?

We’d recommend full travel and medical insurance before travelling to Morocco (or anywhere!) and you need to make sure that if you planning on surfing, that it is covered in the activities. The other thing to mention is that if you need to go to hospital whilst in Morocco, some of the private clinics will not attend to you if you don’t have insurance.


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