When you are in Morocco, dropping by Essaouira is an absolute must! It only takes 3 hours to get there from Agadir. Morocco is famous for a number of things but in the beauty and cosmetology industry, it is primarily famous for the many benefits of Argan oil, especially for its moisturizing properties.
The Argan tree, where it originates, is known to only be found in the Agadir area of Morocco so you may wish to consider dropping by one the Argan oil factories on the way to Essaouria. I hope this guide to Essaouira from Agadir will help you to discover and enjoy this truly magnificent city.
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We stayed at Rhiad Villa Quieta. Since it was our second time staying at this hotel, they upgraded our accommodation! This hotel is amazing!!! We had a great view of the ocean, very nice furniture that was part of our authentic Moroccan style room, and a wonderful breakfast. The staff is also very welcoming and the owners are entirely hands-on in running their hotel.
Apartment owners have started opening their homes to make it much easier to find accommodation that work within your budget while managing to stay in the red so everyone wins.
If you love eating uniquely cultural food, like we do, then you definitely have to try the authentic Moroccan food found in Essaouira.
It’s very colorful and there are a lot of local artists, jewelry makers, carpets, and some small art galleries.
The Portuguese Ramparts are such a beautiful piece of history. Walking along the Portuguese Ramparts is a total bonus.
Learn more about moroccan architecture here.
The beach is very wide and a great place to spend your time. Your creativity is the limit here.
Another absolute place to visit is the market in Essaouira which is the traditional heart of the area. In every large metropolitan area as well as small town in Morocco, travelers should make the tie to see the traditional market stalls that are often like a maze and filled with tantalizing smells and vibrant colors, selling traditional clothes, tapestries, pottery, and even food. These markets are a treasure trove for cultural souvenirs, and present one of the most enriching cultural experiences in Morocco.
Traveling back to where we came from was also an interesting experience. There were goats on the trees. It was very foggy and the ocean had big waves. The lack of a highway, and the roads consisting of ups and downs made the travel time 3 hours long but it was all worth it.