Trip from Marrakech to Essaouira, an old city located on the Atlantic coast at around 160km from Marrakech.
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Essaouira is located 171km away from Marrakech. It’s an old privateer harbor that used to be called “Mogador”, and considered one of the most attractive Moroccan destination of the Atlantic coast. It was founded by the Portuguese and designed by one of Vauban’s students. A small city on the seaside surrounded by ramparts that splits the old Medina to multiple districts and alleys, with a typical Portuguese harbor due to the presence of bronze cannons made in Spain. Essaouira is also one of the most calm and relaxing cities that allows you to rest and discover new places.
A professional and expert driver will come get you from your resort, hotel or riad in a modern, clean and air-conditioned car. The trip takes about two to three hours with two breaks, one to admire the goats in the argan trees and the other to visit the argan oil cooperative. Those breaks gives you the chance to takes great pictures but also enjoy the nature around you.
Once you get there, you’ll have the chance to visit the Medina and admire its beauty. You’ll live one of the best experiences during your stay while visiting the souk, where you can get a lot of artisanal products, the harbor that offers fresh fish and the beach with its splendid view.
The Skala is also one of the monuments that you shouldn’t miss since it represents the history of the region and the influence of the Spanish and Portuguese culture.