Essaouira Region - the laid back region

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The region of Essaouira is tailor made for unwinding. It’s the way of things here, even in the capital city of the same name which has been traditionally known as a place for cool dude types.


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We have some beautiful Essaouira region riads and hotels that more than matches this beautiful area in terms of chill out and welcome, so take a look at our small selection of riads and hotles in Essaouira.

What to do

If you are feeling active then you could try windsurfing or kite surfing on the endless beach just outside the old city walls, the wind is reliable here and it’s a bit of a hotspot for insiders.
You might fancy galloping across the beach on horseback (horses are brought down to the seafront just for the purpose and a couple of hours’ ride is very cheap) but if all that sounds like too much stress then there’s always time for, well, just relaxing.
Essaouira has pretty much everything that you might want to do or buy in Marrakech but, as we might have mentioned, in a more laid back environment.

Travel inspirations, itineraries and best places to stay

Child friendly hotels and self-catering holiday homes great for children and parents alike. Let your kids enjoy nature and local traditions in the company of others with lots of unique things to do …
Take part of the laid back village life, stroll along cobblestone streets, dine in small traditional restaurants and smile at the locals on the main square.