Experience the Enchanting Essaouira in Coastal Morocco

Essaouira medina entrance

Stand on a fortified wall gazing at the crashing waves, wind through the culturally rich medina, or sit down to a fresh fish meal while you watch the wonders of Morocco pass you by. Essaouira cannot be missed when visiting Morocco. Make sure you set aside one or two days and absorb the beauty of this coastal city. We have three recommended experiences while traveling in Essaouira:

Essaouira medina entrance
Essaouira medina entrance

1) Fresh Fish: Go for a walk to the marina and watch the daily catch come in. The blue-painted boats are a photographer’s dream set against the rough coastal rock. After seeing the boats go over to one of the fish markets and taste some of the daily catch. There are numerous options of the freshest catch that will satisfy any seafood foody. While eating sits back and enjoys the bustling shop owners selling to passersby.

Fresh fish being sold
Fresh fish being sold

2) Medina: No visit is complete in Essaouira without a wander through the medina. The rich history and artistic feel are unique in Morocco. Also, you will not be hassled in Essaouira like in other places such as Marrakesh.

3) Riad: Do not miss spending one or two nights in one of Essarouira’s finest Riads. Set in a traditional Moroccan home, Riads are some of the best ways to encounter Moroccan culture and hospitality. Ask us to book your room looking over the coast and enjoy hearing the crashing waves from your room.

Essaouira medina street
Essaouira medina street

If you are interested in visiting Essaouira, our travel experts are happy to assist you to plan an unforgettable Morocco tour.

About the author

Joshua Mok is a cultural enthusiast and adventurer who can speak 6 different languages. Joshua currently lives in Tunisia and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. At Mosaic North Africa, Joshua is combining his business marketing expertise with his passion for travel to help others discover and enjoy the cultural and historical beauties of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.

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