Open to the Atlantic Ocean, Essaouira is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Morocco. And they are not entirely wrong as the city lends itself to a multitude of pleasures for all tastes starting with a stay in a sumptuous Dar.
Testimony of the authenticity of the city, the Dar is the traditional dwelling typical of the Moroccans. Moreover, the word means house in Arabic. At one, two or three floors, these architectural marvels have lost nothing of their charm. Organised around a well laid out patio where it is good to relax, some of them are now home to restaurants, cafes, shops, hotels... Settled in the heart of the famous Essaouira medina, the most prestigious brands are the perfect starting points to discover the hidden treasures of the old town.
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For your holidays in Essaouira, forget the stays in concreted hotels lacking sometimes originality and offer you moments of pure escape in a nice Dar with modern comfort. Located at the foot of the ramparts and overlooking the ocean, Dar Sophia is the perfect example of a Moroccan Riad transformed into a welcoming hotel with 6 rooms flooded with light.
After a busy day, holidaymakers are entitled to a well-deserved relaxation session in the hammam. A little further away, in the heart of an enchanting little village less than 10 minutes from the city centre, Dar Sabaah, a four-bedroom character house with patio, hammam and heated swimming pool, is a true invitation to escape. Built near a forest of argan trees, palm trees and bougainvillea, this establishment is the favourite of lovers of nature.
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Essaouira is known as one of the richest cities of the Sherifian kingdom, culturally speaking. During your stay in the city, you will have the opportunity to explore its beautiful medina, to admire its imposing and no less sublime Bab - gates - to haggle in its souk with coloured and perfumed stalls, to play golf or simply stroll around its attractive fishing port. Athletes will also find something to look after during their stay in Essaouira, notably by indulging in nautical disciplines such as surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing on its beautiful beach of international fame.
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