Escape to Essaouira
Essaouira holidays are popular due to the widespread culture and flourishing art scene, couple that with a wonderful beach and family attractions and you have everything a holidaymaker could hope for. The charm of Morocco is evident in Essaouira, the winding alleyways and souks depict an authenticity unique to the region. Museums and religious monuments are also scattered around the city offering a history lesson for the inquisitive ones and a beautiful site for those in search of aesthetic pleasure, with nearby cities such as Casablanca boasting similar attractions. The beach attracts those chasing an adrenaline rush as well as a spot to relax, as water sports are popular both with tourists and locals.
Get Active and Arty
For active pursuits, Palmaquad is a quad bike trail that is located very close to the city and offers small groups the opportunity to race around the plentiful sand dunes when on holidays in Essaouira. With English speaking guides who look after you every step of the way, a spot of thrill-seeking is highly recommended during your holiday. A visit to Agadir will also appease your sense of adventure, as the city has a number of beaches that welcome jet skiing and surfing. Essaouira is well known within the kite-surfing community and it is easy to see why. With the crystal clear waters and picturesque views at the beaches, people come in their droves to experience this nautical past-time. The waters surrounding holidays to Essaouira are very calm due to its natural harbour provided by the island of Mogador. This makes it the perfect playground to learn this unique sport. The many art galleries in Essaouira are more than worth a visit. Many works of art are on display including painting and sculpture, with local and international artists exhibited. An architectural work of art can be found in Rabat, in the form of the incredible Hassan Tower. The 140-foot red stone uncompleted mosque dwarfs surroundings and is worth the visit alone. The architectural fascination extends to Marrakech as the city hosts much of Morocco’s splendour, with over 1000 years of history and architecture to be appreciated, this bustling capital is excellent for a day trip on your Essaouira holidays.