This an exciting excursion from Marrakech to the picturesque coastal city of Essaouira. Nestled along Morocco’s Atlantic coast, Essaouira boasts a charming medina protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts known as the Skala de la Kasbah. Designed by European engineers, these ramparts offer ocean views and are adorned with old brass cannons. The city’s crescent beach is a haven for water sports enthusiasts, with strong “Alizée” trade winds making it popular for surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. Essaouira’s UNESCO-listed Medina, formerly “Mogador,” exemplifies a late 18th-century fortified town influenced by European colonists in North Africa. As you explore, be aware of challenges such as the deterioration of extensive ramparts and the common violation of laws prohibiting vehicles, primarily mopeds, within the Medina.
Explore the charming coastal city of Essaouira
Marvel at the 18th-century seafront ramparts, Skala de la Kasbah
Enjoy ocean views and observe old brass cannons along the walls
Discover the UNESCO-listed Medina of Essaouira
Experience the city’s crescent beach, ideal for water sports
Engage in surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing activities
Witness the unique blend of European and North African influences
Recognize the challenges of deteriorating ramparts and vehicle violations in the Medina
Immerse in the historical and cultural richness of Essaouira’s coastal landscape
Venture on a thrilling excursion from Marrakech to the enchanting coastal city of Essaouira, nestled along Morocco’s picturesque Atlantic coast. The city’s character is defined by its 18th-century seafront ramparts, the Skala de la Kasbah, a marvel designed by European engineers. Adorned with old brass cannons and offering panoramic ocean views, these ramparts are a testament to the city’s historical significance. The crescent beach, shaped by strong “Alizée” trade winds, beckons water sports enthusiasts to indulge in surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing activities. The UNESCO-listed Medina of Essaouira, once known as “Mogador,” stands as a prime example of a late 18th-century fortified town influenced by European colonists in North Africa. However, challenges persist, including the deterioration of extensive ramparts and the common violation of laws prohibiting vehicles, primarily mopeds, within the Medina. Despite these challenges, Essaouira offers a unique blend of historical charm and coastal beauty, inviting you to explore its cultural richness and vibrant atmosphere.