Festivals, Markets & Activities

Local Activities

The following activities can be done by the hour, day or however long you wish. We can organise this for you - Kite-surfing, Quad Biking, Windsurfing, Surfing, Camel Riding, Horse Riding along the beach, Bike hire is available from Bab Marrakech, & Drumming lessons.

The local bus operates from Bab Doukkala with services to Sidi Kaoki, Tidzi and Hedra.

Moroccan cuisine - is renowned for its cous cous and tagine dishes and there are many restaurants to visit and some have traditional Moroccan dancing in the evenings.

Beach - The magnificent white sand beach stretches as far as the eye can see around the bay which is famous for providing great windsurfing conditions and a paradise for surfers and divers.

Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Museum - Since 1981, the former pasha’s residence is now a Museum which displays a large collection of objects from both the city and its region. Old weapons, jewellery and musical instruments and marquetry which reveal many aspects of the history and culture of the city and its people.

Art - Essaouira is the hub of contemporary Moroccan art, with such artists as Nurredin Alioua, Mohammed Tabal and Mohammed Bouada. There are many art galleries in and around the winding streets of the medina.

Skala du Port - you can visit but there is a small charge for entrance.

Olive Oil - Excursions can be arranged to visit the local olive oil co-operative at Tidzi or the Sunday market at Hedra.

Winery - At the entrance to Ounagha, there is a winery open to visitors.

Golf - There is a new 18 hole golf course recently opened in Essaouira for more information see - golfdemogador.com