Dragon Island, an inhospitable landscape in Dakhla

The Atlantic coast of Morocco stands out for the great beauty of its landscapes. Characterized by being an area where wind and waves are protagonists the multitude of wonderful corners that you can find in this territory will always give you new opportunities to be surprised by its beauty. Although, in addition to its extensive and kilometer beaches, Dakhla looks face to face with the most inhospitable corner of this paradise.

Surrounded by water, Dragon Island rises in the Atlantic Ocean, a completely wild and natural terrain two hours away by boat where you will feel as if you are alone in the world. This small lost island that looks at the beaches of Dakhla could be the perfect setting to record a television series about survivors or make any pirate movie.

At low tide, it is possible to approach only 3 kilometers walking from the coast to Dragon Island. At another time we could also walk and enjoy a great catamaran ride to this beautiful whereabouts.

This rock formation in the middle of the ocean where nature, rock and sand reign is accessed through a path of shells and marine mollusks. Due to the rise and fall of the tides, the species of this island are unique, due to this changing rhythm that they have to endure, added to the existing desert climate in the area.

The name of this island located in the middle of Dakhla Bay owes its name to the shape of its outline seen from above, as it looks like a dragon. Among the elements that make it worthy of being visited we find a warm water bath, clay baths and that catamaran excursion that we mentioned before that will offer you spectacular landscapes of the coast of Dakhla and Dragon Island.

Walking through this place on foot is a unique experience that you cannot skip if you visit the Dakhla area. You can feel for a moment in a scene of “Lost”, swim in the waters that surround it, climb its high dunes and, above all, relax in this corner of Morocco.

If you decide to explore the area for a few days, there are multiple hotels to stay in Dakhla and from which to find excursions to get into Dragon Island. Other activities in the area also include those that require wind such as kitesurfing or windsurfing, and others that can be done at any time of the year or weather conditions such as kayaking, or descending the White Dune. Also in this area you will find multiple yoga centers and a pleasant SPA to enjoy the most typical hamman or a massage after a day of adventures.

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