Surrounded by Portuguese fortifications, Essaouira is a delightful fishing town with a rich cultural heritage and fine sandy beaches. The small narrow streets of the medina are filled with artisans and craft shops, and in the mornings the harbour is a hive of activity, with fishing boats unloading their catches. The restaurants of Essaouira are known for fish and seafood, and you can also dine at an outdoor fish grill at the port end of Place Moulay Hassan. Just off the coast are the famed Îles Purpuraires, and private boat trips can be arranged to visit the falcon sanctuary here.
Tailor-made tours and holidays in Essaouira
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This in-depth journey through Morocco encompasses the dramatic landscapes of the Atlas mountains, the huge expanse of rising sand dunes in the Sahara desert, combined with the historic towns of Tangier and Meknes