Positioned on the Atlantic coast, Essaouira was always my favourite place in Morocco. It is a must destination to visit for any traveller. Otherwise, you will miss the completed picture of the real Morocco.
In Arabic, Essaouira means “Little picture”. And, literally, Essaouira is a little picture. A small, breezy town with a wide beach, blue&white painted houses in Medina, with dozen of art galleries and boutiques. Despite being popular, Essaouira remains unaffected time and tourism. No wonder why, the Medina of Essaouira is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t forget to take your camera. The picturesque fishing harbour attracts photographers from all over the world.
Locals say that Essaouira is full of good spirits and I believe them. Somehow, time stops at this place, you forget the daily routine and immerse yourself in the laid-back environment. In Essaouira, I love waking up early and with a slow pace explore the empty town. Even at 10 am, the streets are empty. Locals are lazily rising to get ready for the day.
Seagulls and cats are the kings of Essaouira. You will meet them on every corner, hunting for a fish, stealing your breakfast and guarding the peace of the magical town.
Essaouira is a mesmerizing place in Morocco. You have to enjoy it without any rush and simply go with the flow.