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Things to Do in Essaouira

Things to Do in Essaouira

Things to Do in Essaouira

Essaouira is the oldest fishing town in Morocco and there are plenty of things to explore in the region. This coastal region is also known as “Wind city” as it provides relief from the heat, humidity of Marrakech. The city boasts of a colorful hippy vibe and charming medina.

Enjoy a tour from Marrakech to Essaouira and spend several days exploring the place from kite surfing to camel riding and a lot more. Here we bring to you some of the best things you can explore in Essaouira

Enjoy the local cuisines

Essaouira is the best destination for foodies as they get to enjoy the diverse seafood. The bohemian vibe and abundant seafood make Essaouira an important destination. There are plenty of tiny family-owned restaurants that are simply spectacular and awesome.

Enjoy music

There are several great places in Essaouira to enjoy live music. One of the best places for live music while enjoying your drink is the rooftop terrace of Taros.

Scala Du Port

This port charges an entrance fee and is easily reachable from Medina. The views from the tower are worth visiting. Make sure to take plenty of beautiful pictures and enjoy the scenic beauty.

Explore medina

It is less chaotic than Marrakech. The streets are wider, cleaner, and less aggressive. You can enjoy your time at the beach and walk aimlessly.

Shopping for Souvenirs

Prices are cheaper than in Marrakech and there are plenty of places for shopping. You will find a lot of things to shop for like- leather bags, carpets, jewelry, scarves. One can easily spend the whole day shopping here.

Visit the beach

When in Essaouira, enjoy sunbathing. Here you get to ride even on the camels, and do other activities like surfing, quad bikes, kite surfing and a lot more.

Enjoy hammam

A visit to Morocco is incomplete without having a hammam experience. Hammam spas are an integral part of Moroccan culture and a must-do. You would be scrubbed, polished and massaged, moisturized. It is one of the most relaxing things to do in Essaouira.

Enjoy cooking course

The food in Essaouira is awesome and tasty. Learn to cook the perfect tagine with the right amount of spice as in Moroccan culture. These courses are on the bucket list of several travelers.

You may also shop for clay tagine to impress your loved ones back home.

The Ramparts

These were built in 1760 by the French military architect to protect ports from raiders. These are beautiful pieces of architecture that are an important part of the city. You can explore the rich history of the region with fabulous sea views here for less than 2 USD.

Enjoy an evening at II Mare Bar

It is a cafe cum bar that is known for its live music and awesome local dishes. The funky terraces offer fantastic views of the ramparts. Sip some champagne and enjoy the beautiful sunset in this bar.

Annual music festival

Essaouria hosts an annual festival so you can plan your trip during that time. It is the music fest by the Gnawa. It is held each year in June where you can enjoy Jazz, Pop, Rock over 4 days.

Visit Argan Oil Cooperative

Argan tree is native to the Morocco region. You can visit a lot of places to get the oil and argan products. You can visit the Argan oil cooperative where you can buy the products. The products are pure, authentic, and worth buying.

Enjoy the watersports activities

Beaches are prime locations for surfing. Enjoy kitesurfing, windsurfing amongst other sports. You can even join windsurfing schools as they are great for beginners.


Essaouira’s Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Museum is a must-visit place. It displays historical artifacts, from ancient pottery, jewelry, and rich heritage. You get to learn a lot about the Berber culture, rituals, and traditions.

These are some of the best things to do in Essaouira and enjoy quality time with friends and family. Essaouria is a former fishing village and has now become a booming tourist destination.

With rich culture, heritage, the region boasts of plentiful, enjoyable things to explore and enjoy.

If you are planning for a day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira, contact our agency to help you with the best deals.