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Essaouira Morocco

Where to Eat in Essaouira: The Atlantic Seaside Resort

One of the most popular destinations for day trips or an overnight from Marrakech is the port city of Essaouira. For good reason – it’s gorgeous! It’s one of our very favorite places to visit. I asked my friend Lynn of maroc-o-phile who lives in Essaouira for her recommendations of places to eat. You’ll find a wide assortment of options and price ranges but most importantly you’re guaranteed a delicious meal! The port town of Essaouira – just 3 hours by bus or car from Marrakech – is famous for seafood. However, the quality and range of local produce from…

Adventure Sports in Essaouira

Adventure Sports in Essaouira

One of our favorite places in Morocco is the seaside city of Essaouira. It’s less than two hour drive from Marrakech but it feels like a world away. The first time I visited, was right after MarocBaba and I were engaged, and we’ve gone regularly ever since. Ask my kids their favorite city in Morocco and Essaouira is likely to be what they say. But why? The city is a great combination of laid back lifestyle, lots of activities to keep people of all ages busy, and delicious food. After spending days in the bustling souks of Marrakech, walking through…

Eating with Kids in Essaouira

Eating in Essaouira

The laid back, windy city of Essaouira is a family favorite. We love the coastal location and short distance from Marrakech. But, maybe most importantly we love the food! In big cities we’ve found great food, at higher prices but in Essaouira we consistently have found excellent food at low prices. Whether you’re dining alone or feeding a family here are some of our favorite recommendations and tips. Essaouira has a large souq that is closed off to most vehicles (though you may have do dodge a motorbike or two). If you’re traveling with kids this can alleviate a lot…

The Beaches of Mogador (Part Two)

(You can find Part One of this adventure here)   As we walked out across the water I began to wonder where Ismail was taking us. Actually I was really wondering when this horse ride was going to be over.  It is safe to say that at this point my back was starting to send me messages I hadn’t heard in awhile. But,  he wanted to show us something.  I was really hoping that it was something good.  We began winding down a sand trail and my eyes caught something in the bushes.  There were small white dots all over.…

Food Shopping in Essaouira

  The medina of Essaouira is 100x’s easier to follow than Marrakech. It’s straight forward without the winding, twisting alleyways that seem to double back and turn in circles. It’s not loaded with products to entice tourists (this is not to say those products don’t exist). It’s a market for the people who live there. Dotted with stalls that sell the products to meet the daily needs of the inhabitants. You’ll find small butcher shops carved out – and you’ll know it’s a butcher because who could miss that? The Scala or fish market is tucked back, but just a…

The Beaches of Mogador

Bucket List #46 – Ride A Horse on A (almost) Deserted Beach   I have a bad track record with beaches.  I do not like to swim in the ocean and I do not like to wear a bathing suit.  I do love looking at the ocean.  The first time we went to Mogador (Essaouira) the weather was very cold and there was no activity at all on the beach.  This time the weather was overcast but we were determined to at least take a walk. It was there we stumbled across horses and camels waiting for tourists to take…