My husband and I will be vacationing in Costa del Sol for 2 weeks in June/July and want to visit Tangier for a day trip. I've read horrible things about many of the companies offering group tours, so we were considering just taking the ferry from Tarifa to Tangier and exploring on our own. Is this safe to do? Are there any areas we should stay away from if we are on our own? We basically just want to look around, shop, and eat lunch somewhere.
We watched the Anthony Bourdain CNN special on Tangier last week, and he made Tangier seem kind of seedy (too many drug references for me, but per my husband I tend to be naive and worry too much) and now I'm nervous and don't know what to do. Help!