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Had Draa market, Essaouira: one of Morocco’s largest markets

Had Draa market is a fascinating insight into traditional Moroccan life, a feast for the senses, and one of the largest markets in Morocco. Held every Sunday, thousands of locals descend on this sleepy town to buy and sell goods. You can find everything from shoe menders to basket weavers, blacksmiths to carpenters, spice sellers …

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Top 6 things to do in Safi, Morocco: from pottery to Portuguese history

Rarely on the tourist radar, the coastal town of Safi just a two hour drive north of Essaouira, is famed for its pottery. Indeed, a visit to the Pottery Quarter is one of the top things to do in Safi, Morocco. Although with it’s Portuguese history and coastal location, we believe there is more to …

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Sidi Kaouki travel guide: everything you need to know

The sleepy surf town of Sidi Kaouki is one of the easiest day trips from Essaouira. It’s only a 25 minute drive south and also accessible by public bus. And whilst it’s popular with surfers looking for bigger waves than Essaouira beach offers, it also offers a much more local and low key vibe compared …

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Visiting Essaouira in October: is this the best month to visit?

Is October a good time to visit Essaouira? What’s the weather like in Essaouira in October? Is it warm enough to sunbathe and swim in the sea? We answer all these questions here and more, so read on. Those infamous winds off the Atlantic have subsided, the daytime temperature hovers around 26°C, and the summer …

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Essaouria or Agadir: which is the better place to visit?

Trying to decide between Essaouira and Agadir for your Moroccan beach holiday? Read on as we compare the two (Agadir vs Essaouira) and find out which is the better destination for you. If you’re planning a Moroccan beach holiday, the two obvious destination choices are Agadir or Essaouira. There are direct flights from European airports …

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Essaouira surf school: learning to surf in Morocco

Morocco’s main surfing town, Essaouira, offers almost-perfect conditions for beginner surfers. Here we chat about what to expect from an Essaouira surf school and share our experience of learning to surf in Morocco. The Atlantic waves rolling onto the shallow shoreline of Essaouira beach mean that the picturesque port town of Essaouira is one the …

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Essaouira Beach: everything you need to know

If you are travelling around Morocco, the windswept beaches of Essaouira are a breathe of fresh air after the congestion and mayhem of Marrakech or Casablanca. Essaouira’s main beach is perfect for a long walk along the corniche (the promenade), or a sun downer after a surf lesson, and the beach to the north of …

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Essaouira for vegetarians: where to eat

Desperate for a change from vegetarian tagines and veggie pizzas on your Moroccan travels? With the variety of restaurants in Essaouira, you may be wondering if this is the town to diversify your diet. Well you’ll be pleased to hear that you don’t need to make a beeline for bustling Marrakech for your fix of …

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Life as a digital nomad, Morocco: remote working in Essaouira

Considering remote working in Morocco or being a digital nomad in Morocco? Is the WIFI good enough and where is a good base? Read on for our personal experience, with a focus on remote working in Essaouira. With the boom in remote working since the pandemic, digital nomads are turning to Morocco, especially those working …

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