To do in Essaouira

Stroll in Essaouira to enjoy its "dolce vita"

Stroll through the medina to explore its nooks and its population is probably the most enjoyable activity. This walk will take you from the guns of the fortress to the stores and Riads through the lively souks and trendy bars. You will break the day with a lunch on the harbor where you can choose fresh fish before they are grilled before your eyes. Biking is a nice and common way used by inhabitants of Essaouira to explore the surroundings of the city at your own pace and enjoy the pleasant climate.


Outdoor activities in Essaouira

Essaouira offers its visitors a wide range of sporting activities which will satisfy all audiences. The city hosts one of the most recently built Golf in Morocco and the region remains a major destination for lovers of Kiteboarding, windsurfing and surfing.

Breathtaking Golf course

The "Golf de Mogador" (3km from the city) offers two 18 holes of outstanding beauty that combines forests, dunes and ocean. The Golf de Mogador is the work of Gary Player, South African golfer considered one of the best players in the history of the sport. Its team of architect is among the world most renowned. Our staff will gladly arrange for you green fee, cart and take you there.

African Wind City 

Essaouira, also known as African wind city, is very famous for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. The city hosts an annual stage of the Kitesurf World Cup. For novices, many clubs offer initiations and development of windsurfing and kitesurfing. We will gladly give you our favorite addresses where a quality coaching will ensure you have a good and safe time.  

Trek, camping and discovering the dunes on a quad

Our partners Essa Evasion ( will be happy to arrange for you a ride quad in the dunes, a bivouac in the desert and many other activities (fishing, 4x4 .. .) that will allow to discover another side of Morocco.


Relax and unwind

Thanks to its geographical location, Essaouira is seen by many Moroccans as a good place to relax away from the hustle and heat of big Moroccan cities.

Massage and spa

In the city of Essaouira, as in all of Morocco, you will find baths, steam bath and massage according to ancient methods. But the city also offers one of the finest Thalassotherapy in North Africa. A world renowned French luxury hotel chain offers many treatments based on Argan oil that will recharge your body and soul.

Sidi Kaouki: one of the most beautiful beach of Morocco

Essaouira offers beautiful sandy beaches (photo below) accessible by foot, bicycle or camel. Nevertheless our favorite is the beach of Sidi Kaouki which is just 25km from the center of Essaouira. Our team will be delighted to arrange for you a taxi. This small Berber village preserved its authenticity. Sports fans glide go early in the morning when the wind is strong while the walkers go to relax in the afternoon when the wind dies down.


The Gnawa Festival

The Gnawa Festival of Essaouira is a music festival held annually in early summer. The festival showcases the grand masters playing Gnawa music. Some hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world come to this great musical event. The festivities take place throughout the city and mainly at the two large doors in the medina (Place Moulay el Hassan, and Bab Marrakech), where there are the two biggest stages. This festival aims to promote the musical and cultural mix. In this context many artists from around the world come to mingle their music with the one of Gnawas.