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Essaouira, is a wonderful medieval walled port with a fascinating history as it served as a conduit between Africa and Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Experiences in Essaouira

Visitors are welcome to watch the fishermen sell their catch in the market each afternoon or just watch life go by from a café in the Moulay Hassan. Skala du Porte is also still a working dock where the boat builders can be seen in full action.  After lunch, take a stroll along the wide promenade and stop at a cane juice stall for a refreshment.

Whilst the variety of goods on sale in the Medina may not be as extensive as in Marrakech, the absence of mopeds whizzing past at every turn makes for a more relaxed  shopping experience!  It’s also interesting to watch the local residents go about their daily business in this ancient setting, authenticity abounds here.

The wide beaches are also a mecca for those seeking to be more active, with a variety of experiences on offer including horse trekking and camel riding or quad biking if you feel more comfortable on wheels!  Thanks the the breeze off the Atlantic, surfing and kite surfing are also popular;  many find it a good spot to learn and there’s a number of surf schools as a result for those keen to give it a try.

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