DURING YOUR TIME WITH US, TAKE THE TIME TO EXPLORE ESSAOUIRA
Located on the Atlantic coast, Essaouira is a port city, just 2h30 drive from Marrakech. This city with a pleasant climate all year round offers the perfect getaway during your stay at Oasis Lodges.
Medieval town known for its annual Gnaoua music festival, and considered by UNESCO as an international heritage, let yourself be carried away by its typical hippie seaside resort atmosphere.
Cosmopolitan and dazzling, you will love wandering the narrow streets with blue and white facades of its authentic Medina where we recommend you to take your time and enjoy shopping in a relaxed atmosphere. Essaouira is appreciated for the warm welcome of its artisans and the quality of its local crafts: pottery, ceramics, lamps, carpets, wood carvings, cosmetics, accessories, etc.
Like all Moroccan cities worthy of the name, Essaouira has its ramparts. Ramparts initially built by the Portuguese when the city was still named Mogador. They will be destroyed and rebuilt at the same time as the new city to transform this enclave of fishermen into a royal port and a commercial center. Fans of the Game of Thrones series will recognize the setting of several episodes of season 3.
Essaouira also has many art galleries where you will appreciate the various exhibitions of local artists or artists in residence in the city. A culturally rich city, Essaouira is above all a very popular meeting place for local artists. For the record, Jimi Hendrix himself fell in love with this city in 1969.
Region known for its argan oil and its traditional production, we advise you to take the opportunity to do some shopping and learn more about its benefits both in cooking and in beauty rituals.
Finally visit the traditional fishing port: you will be seduced by its crazy bustle offering a living spectacle! An ideal break to choose your fish and have lunch on site: freshness and quality guaranteed. After this gourmet lunch, you can relax on the beautiful sandy beach of Essaouira and enjoy the fresh air before your return to Marrakech at the end of the day.