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Stories and Tips Essaouira

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Essaouira Fishing Port

Written by Slug on 27 Oct, 2012

The Essaouira Fishing Port isn't exactly a tourist attraction, and we were rather anxious not to get in anyone's way as fisherman and traders marched backwards and forwards across the quay in the blistering sunshine. Even the cats are working hard not to miss any…Read More

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Travelling to Essaouira from Marrakech

Written by Slug on 09 Oct, 2012

I guess that many travellers arrive in Marrakech for their journey to Essaouira. Our High Atlas hike was arranged by KE Adventure in the UK and was based around Marrakech. We fancied a few "chill" days after our hard work and they offered a 4…Read More

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Wandering through Essaouria's Fishing Port

Written by Slug on 07 Oct, 2012

Although Essaouira is quite a large Moroccan city of 70,000, the tourist part of town is really quite small and divided broadly into "Beach" and "Medina". We are fortunate in that in Morocco the French colonists tended to build their modern part of the city…Read More

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Overview of the Seaside Town

Written by airynfaerie on 27 Oct, 2011

The beach town of Essaouria on the west coast of Morocco is a lovely laid-back and exotic city. I recently visited as a day-trip from a week in Marrakesh.After the 3-hr drive from Marrakesh in the morning, we arrived in Essaouria. We enjoyed stopping along…Read More

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Marrakech to Essaouira - and back again

Written by koshkha on 19 Apr, 2011

One of my favourite places in Morocco is the lovely little coastal town of Essaouira. It's got a laid back hippy vibe that has long endeared it to visitors. They say Bob Marley loved it and there are lots of tall tales about famous people…Read More

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Essential Essaouira

Written by duskmaiden on 25 Jun, 2009

Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador is a fishing port with a Portuguese citadel and an 18th century Medina (old town ) which is a UNESCO world heritage site. It was a firm favourite with sixties musicians such as Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix and is…Read More

Jimi Liked It and So Did I!

Written by dangaroo on 13 Jan, 2009

During my 3 week trip in Morocco this January, I spent 5 days in Essaouira. I've read the other review of Essaouira and it's a very good one but I have a slightly different perspective of it. It's probably worth reading both reviews.Having spent a…Read More

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Tamanar, ladies cooperative of Argan

Written by linet on 28 Aug, 2004

This little village called Tamaner lays in the south of Essaouira and famous for its cooperative for processing Argan-nut for cooking and cosmetic oils. Argan tree is only to be found in Morocco and most of the production is purchased by the French. It is proven…Read More

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Walking along the historic walls of Essaouria

Written by linet on 28 Aug, 2004

Start the walk at the beautiful castle, once built by the Portuguese. Walk along the walls alongside sea. You will see a building on a small island, built as a prison. Sea on this part of the coast is windy therefore you get wet by…Read More

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