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What to do in Essaouira? Activity Guide

With one of the most magnificent beaches in Morocco, the city of Essaouira welcomes holidaymakers fond of its endless activities around the sea every year. Its charm is born from this incredible marriage between an electric sea and a nature of an ocean, hosting a unique fauna. Its colourful markets and its friendly people promise you a pleasant stay. Explore the most beautiful corners of this fascinating city by the ocean by indulging in all kinds of fun activities with your family or with your partner.

What to do in Essaouira? Activity Guide - Essaouira

A pleasant stroll inside the Medina

In order to immerse yourself in the authentic charm of the city of Essaouira, the first activity is to tour around its Medina. During this walk, consider bringing your camera with you. History buffs will have the opportunity to capture the majestic ramparts surrounding the city. Do not miss to photograph the white houses with the blue shutters characterising Essaouira marvelously.
You will discover its curious souks and its colourful products by visiting the friendly alleys of the Medina. It will be an opportunity to interact with the locals, but also to make your purchases of souvenirs. Between two walks, take time also to admire the works of the artisans under the Sqala of the Kasbah. Finally, a visit to the Sidi Mohammed-ben-Abdallah museum will complete this pleasant historical walk in the heart of the Medina of Essaouira.

A wide range of outdoor activities

Besides this friendly little hike in the city, other activities, just as pleasant, await you in the surroundings of the lively city of Essaouira. If you like to lose yourself in the nature during your holidays in Essaouira, many itineraries including a hike are available. Go for a leisurely ride on horseback, by bike or even on camel back. The Mogador countryside is perfectly equipped for your lovely hikes.
No matter which way you choose, these excursions will allow you to admire the wonderful landscapes of Essaouira, but also its unique fauna. Go, for example, on an adventure in the direction of Oued Ksob. Nature lovers and bird lovers will be delighted to see the birds characterising the region, especially Eleonora's falcon.

A wide range of outdoor activities - Essaouira

A paradise for watersports

In addition to nature walks, Essaouira also offers a whole range of aquatic recreation for the greatest joy of intrepid vacationers. Its location, on the Atlantic Ocean, remains a definite advantage in the practice of watersports. Enjoy windsurfing, kayaking, surfing or kitesurfing.
If you like navigation, you will have the opportunity to make a tremendous excursion to the bewitching island of Mogador. During your cruise, enjoy a moment of meditation by going fishing.

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