Exciting Essaouira Holidays
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and known as the Wind City of Africa, it’s unsurprising that Essaouira holidays are suited to wind-surfers and water sport enthusiasts, while traditional but slower-paced souks will keep the culture vultures entertained throughout their visit. This walled-town exudes Moroccan flair throughout, whether it’s in the form of white-washed buildings, red walls, narrow alleyways or the frantic fisherman’s harbour – Essaouira has it all. Throughout Morocco you will smell the exotic aromas of freshly clipped spices and herbs, and Essaouira is no different, the markets and souks displaying colourful collections of the herby harvest, whereas many locals will tell you – Essaouira is a smaller and more laid-back version of Marrakech.
There’s nothing more satisfying when in Morocco than experiencing a bustling market, a cultural immersion you will never forget during your holidays to Essaouira. Although the souk in Essaouira is less intense than most, the collector’s haven offers up huge selections of compelling ceramics and special, authentic rugs, whereas heading further afield to the souk of Rabat of Marrakech will offer more in the way of Moroccan goods. In addition to your cultural exploration, ensure you visit the fish market for an insight into the massive haul that has forever been a prominent party piece in this fantastic town.
Explore the Region
Holidays to Essaouira can be spent looking for something different amid the fabulous cities and tantalising towns not far away - make sure you visit Casablanca for instance, where the best contemporary art and art galleries in Morocco await!