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Whether you want to go as a couple or as a family, or even with a large group of friends or extended family, you will find everything you need in terms of accommodation in Essaouira. From the letting for two in the heart of the city to the holiday letting for 12 or 18 people a few hundred metres from the beach, not to mention the medium-sized town house, there is something for everyone.The mild climate
Whether you choose a house or a letting, you can enjoy the sweetness of Moroccan life thanks to the gardens and other terraces or balconies. Many holiday rentals are also equipped with Jacuzzis or swimming pools. The rentals are often decorated in the Moroccan style, with large arches, embroidered cushions, richly decorated floors... A change of scenery guaranteed!
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Location and orientation
Located just two hours drive from Marrakech, on the Atlantic Ocean, the small town of Essaouira offers a welcome break for those who want to escape the oppressive heat of one of Morocco's largest cities. Some even say that Essaouira would look like Saint-Malo, with its port, its fish market or its ramparts. Calm and wide open spaces await tourists looking for authenticity in this small town on the west coast of Morocco.In the surroundings of Essaouira
Nature is very present in the region, in various forms: from argan forests to fine sandy beaches and coves, there is something for everyone. If you really want to escape far from the city, you can find charming riads or yoga retreats far from the usual hustle and bustle. What you need to fully recharge your batteries.
Travellers and activities
The city has more art galleries than mosques. A real breeding ground for talent, it welcomes a large number of poets, painters and writers. It would have inspired many musicians like Santana or Bob Marley. Jimi Hendrix even wrote "Castle Made of Sand". Essaouira, the "well designed" has many facets to reveal to youEssaouira for sports enthusiasts
With the trade winds sweeping its coast, Essaouira is particularly suitable for water sports. Every year a stage of the Kitesurfing World Cup takes place there. If you are not tempted by the water, go for hikes in the cedar forests or horse or camel rides along the wild coasts.
Its unforgettable setting earned the Essaouira skala a place in Orson Wells' film "Othello".
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From the fish market offering daily fishing to the souk of spices selling these rare products per kilo at more than reasonable prices, not to mention the market of jewellers or second-hand goods dealers, a visit to the souks is essential to discover the typical atmosphere of Morocco. The prices being much more affordable than in Marrakech, enjoy yourself, and don't forget to negotiate!2. Strolling around the port
Located at the foot of the ramparts, the port of Essaouira is recognizable among thousands with its blue painted boats. It offers a permanent spectacle: unceasing comings and goings of boats, repair of nets, manufacture of boats according to tradition... If you get up early, you can even accompany a fisherman at sea! And if you prefer to eat there, you can enjoy tasty fresh fish caught there!3. Lose yourself in the alleys of the Medina
Don't miss this must-see walk in the heart of the old town and its tiny alleys. The blue of the city, supposed to scare away flies, gives the city a very special charm. It also recalls the colour of the Ocean which sustains many inhabitants. Stroll through the shops of the merchants (carpenters, blacksmiths, jewellers...), and don't miss the great mosque, souks, art galleries, cafés and other restaurants.4. Walking on the ramparts
It is impossible to visit Essaouira without strolling along its famous ramparts built in the 18th century by Théodore Cornut, a student of Vauban. Climb on the skala of the kasbah, the city's defensive wall, to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. You can discover on the ramparts many cannons that were used to defend the city in the past.5. Enjoy the beach
Essaouira being a coastal city, it is impossible to miss its beach if you are a water sports enthusiast in particular. Located to the south of the city, Tagharte beach, 6 km long, is a paradise for windsurfers and other kitesurfers. The wind and impressive waves are relatively unsuitable for swimming, but if you prefer to stay on the sand, you can enjoy camel rides or quad excursions. For the most romantic, the sunset on the beach is simply magical.