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Essaouira Maroc


Essaouira is a familiar and exotic destination at a time. Familiar first, because this Moroccan city, where many people speak French, has false airs Breton port. Its seagulls, its boats, its fish market and its ramparts of the eighteenth century sometimes give it the nickname of “Saint-Malo Moroccan”. But the city is also synonymous with exoticism, as evidenced by its bubbling medina, and well-being. Spices, medicinal plants, enveloping hammams and argan oil with one hundred virtues: Essaouira is the dream destination for a spring health trail.

Located on the Atlantic coast, Essaouira is a port city and commune of Morocco, on the Atlantic coast, with about 78 000 inhabitants, the city is 173 km north of Agadir, 174 km west of Marrakech, and 406 km south of Casablanca. Essaouira, charming port and lively seaside resort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is a veritable maze of streets with old-style architecture both modern, with nice hotels set in traditional Moroccan riads in the old city.

There are also modern hotels along the beach. Essaouira is also renowned for windsurfing and kitesurfing, thanks to the strong winds that blow almost constantly in the bay and the annual organization of a Kitesurf World Cup stage.

The Medina of Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador, is an exceptional example of a fortified city of the mid-eighteenth century, surrounded by a Vauban style wall, its kasbah is also a marvel not to be missed. The corniche of Essaouira is of an exquisite beauty, just in front of the Dzira and in front of the small port.

A few kilometers to the south, towards the road to Agadir, we can appreciate islets and Riads, as well as a beach one of a kind because still virgin, it is the beach of Sidi Kaouki, located at 25 km approximately from the city. All around there are many fields of argan tree. This is an opportunity for tourists to see and appreciate argan oil, unique in this region and nowhere else.

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