Take part in the Essaouira Circuit and Experience the joy and good humor of artists and surfers.
Essaouira called Mogador, discovered by the Phoenicians. The city has known several dynasties, the Romans and then the Portuguese in the 15th century.
Take the national road No. 8 from Marrakech to Essaouira with a journey of 170 km crossed in 2:30 with a stop in the cooperatives of argan oil.
Enjoy the islands, the bay and the wide sandy beach. Although it was designed by a French architect and initially installed by Jewish traders, the Essaouira Medina is also Moroccan – with an animated souk, narrow sinuous alleys and unknown aromas at every turn. But what used to be a center for sugar, molasses and slavery exports from sub-Saharan Africa is now a place to find art galleries, antique dealers and skilled carvers of cedar wood. local.
Spend the morning (and afternoon) in this intimate medina, knowing the kasbah, the souk and the old Jewish quarter. But nowhere is the local flavor more apparent than the port of Essaouira, where fishermen draw their catch from a fleet of brilliantly painted boats. For visitors, simply choose one of the blue-and-white stalls near the entrance to find a fresh and memorable lunch of grilled sardines, squid and skates.
With a nickname like “the windy city in Africa”, it is no wonder that Essaouira attracts Windsurfers and Kitesurfers from around the world to tame its regular trade winds. And while these athletes often flock to the southern shores of Essaouira Bay, bathers and bathers prefer the nearby beach to Diabat, a small village in the south that offers solitude, scenery and pristine sand.
Come lunch, return to the medina to put a table on the roof of the panoramic restaurants on the ocean and the port of the old city, Berber and international flavors. Sample some fresh Moroccan oysters, enjoy a hearty tajine.
Return time to Marrakech is your choice.