Where the growth of dates and the celebrated Argan nut thrive in Morocco’s arid climate, it’s only possible for tropical fruits such as coconut and pineapple to grow in the more humid parts of the country. That’s not to say that they won’t be seen in the humming central square of Marrakech, where everything from snail soup to fresh fish can be found.
Hassan is a salesmen who specialises in tropical fruits, and you will be able to find him in the evenings as he slowly moves from one side of Jemaa el-Fnaa to the other selling sliced fruit under the light of a gas lamp.
Hassan’s stall is very popular with the local children of Marrakech, so you’ll always know he’s selling his wares if you see Marrakshi children with segments of pineapple or coconut in their hands!
The central square of Marrakech is but a short walk from any one of our luxury Riad Hotel’s.