Essaouira the pearl of the Atlantic
Want to discover Essaouira? There are a thousand ways to do it. The city of Essaouira has a strong tourist potential, thanks, in particular, to its natural, historical and cultural assets, thus becoming a great tourist destination. Its Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island of Mogador, its port, that dates back to the 18th century and its beaches, allowing the practice of water sports, makes the province a tourist destination of quality.
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, a charming port and lively seaside resort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is a maze of streets with both modern and ancient architecture, with nice hotels set and in the form of traditional Moroccan Riads in the old town. There are also modern hotels along the beach.
Essaouira is also renowned for the practice of windsurfing and Kitesurfing, thanks to the powerful winds blowing almost constantly in the bay as well as the annual organization of the Kitesurf World Cup. The Medina of Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador, is an exceptional example of a fortified town of the mid-eighteenth century, surrounded by a wall of Vauban style, its Kasbah also is a marvel not to be missed.
The Corniche of Essaouira is of exquisite beauty, just in front of the Dzira and in front of the small port. A few kilometers to the south, towards the road of Agadir, one can appreciate islets and Riads, as well as a unique virgin beach, it is the beach of Sidi Kaouki, located at about 25 km from the city. Around it there are numerous fields of Argan tree. This is an opportunity for tourists to see and appreciate Argan oil, which is exclusive to this region and can’t be found anywhere in the world.