ROAD TRIP

ROAD TRIP

CITY GUIDE
ESSAOUIRA

14.03.17

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A PAUSE
TO ESSAOUIRA 
Delight in bright sunshine, vibrant colors on the seabed, and 25°C all year round... Explore Essaouira, the port city full of charm in Morocco that is not far from Marrakech and Agadir. Here, the smell of spices mingles with the scent of orange blossom and jasmine, the port is often lively, and the seafood is to die for! 

Essaouira

CITY GUIDE 

SLEEP BETWEEN SEA AND SKY
In the medina, favorite for its terraces overlooking the ocean and the fresh breakfasts of Dar Skala, you’ll discover a lovely traditional house between sea and sky. A little further down
the beach from Sidi Kaouki to the Auberge de la Plage, the doors of the rooms open directly onto the sea or the gardens... heavenly!
 
IMPROVED BARBECUE IN PORT
The harbor is one of the most spectacular places in the city: come and watch the hundreds of long blue boats moored at the docks, and the fishermen selling the sardines and crustaceans they just caught! You can taste them on the spot thanks to improvised barbecues between nets and rafts.
 
GET LOST IN THE MEDINA
In the lively and colorful streets of the Medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) there are numerous oriental pastry shops, craftsmen’s shops and craft stores. Discover the small domestic markets such as the souk with vegetables and spices, and Joutia, the flea market where you can attend auctions. Visit the top
of the ramparts from the citadel, where you can admire the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. 
OCEAN, STRAW HATS & SEAFOOD
The straw huts on the sand and blue lounge chairs
of the restaurant at La Mouette et les Dromadaires await you
on the beach by Sidi Kaouki. Fresh fish, shellfish and tender meats are served with a smile. At the end of the day, we love Mega Loft and its vintage decoration to enjoy an aperitif, with panoramic views of the port.
 
SEA, SURF & SPA
The sprawling beach of Essaouira is one of the most beautiful
in the world. Perfect to be immersed in ocean waves. If you’re looking for adventure, visit one of the 2 surf clubs and learn the art of surfing: Sidi Kaouki and Magic Fun Afrika. For a little more relaxation, you’ll find the Jardin des Douars featuring a golf course and the magnificent hammam with its ochre walls, conveniently located only 20 minutes away... You can even spend the night there.
 
ADRESSES
· Dar Skala: 26 Ibn Rochd, Medina, Essaouira · L’auberge de la Plage, Sidi Kaouki
· La Mouette et les Dromadaires: plage de Sidi Kaouki
· Mega Loft: 49 Rue Al Yeman, A Bab Skala, Essaouira
· Magic Fun Afrika: 1, Zaouiet Bouzarktoune
· Sidi Kaouki Surf Club: Centre Sidi Kaouki, Essaouira
· Le Jardin des Douars: Douar Sidi Yassine - Ida Oueguerd, Essaouira 

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