Top 7 Things To See and Do in Essaouira, Marrakech-Safi

Essaouira is one of the most visited cities of Morocco, and that’s for many GOOD reasons! 

With it being a small city, it is impressive how much attention it gets every year, and in today’s article we will highlight some of the top activities you can plan for your next trip:

1-  Surfing OR Kitesurfing in Essaouira

Essaouira beach is one of the top safest to surf in the world, perfect for students of all levels! 

Whether you want to try surfing in Essaouira for the first time or you already have experience with that, Essaouira remains your haven when it comes to water sports. 

Another great quality of Essaouira is its weather, the light breeze and wind make the city perfect for Kitesurfing activities! 

You can also get your surfing and kitesurfing material in Bleukite shop, with it being the official distributor of the kite brands Ozone and Prolimit.

Surfing and Kitesurfing in Essaouira are experiences you must try, at least once!


2- Kayaking Essaouira’s beautiful waters:

Essaouira is notorious when it comes to water sports, including Kayaking!

This is an activity you can enjoy solo or with friends! It is a sport that has been growing by leaps over the last 20 years and still continues to grow.

If you are looking to zone out for a moment and just enjoy the beautiful waters of Essaouira, Kayaking is what you are looking for!


3- Get away to a Spa or a traditional Moroccan Hammam

The Moroccan Hammam is now becoming an international concept, known for it being an A list self care routine! 

If you are interested in taking a few hours to care for your body and skin, Moroccan public hammams are your go to! 

You will be able to steam, exfoliate and hydrate your skin with Moroccan black soap, Henne and clay masks.

If you are looking for more of a modern approach, don’t worry! 

Essaouira also provides you with a long list of high end spas to get facials, massages and beauty treatments. 

The choice can be a bit difficult, but if lost, Trip advisor can be of a great help! 


4- Enjoy the Medina! 

From our experience and the experiences of many visitors, Essaouira’s Medina’s charm is like no other! 

Essaouira’s center, or as called by locals; Medina, is the heart of the city, with phenomenal architecture, talented street artists, delicious street foods and of course Gorgeous gulls.

The medina will fill your heart with joy and freshness. The air, the people and the street animals, all make it warm and welcoming to every single visitor.

Whatever the reason for your visit is, you might be able to find peace and regain joy in Essaouira’s Medina.  


5- Visit the fish market:

The fish market of Essaouira is one of the most interesting spots to check during your visit! 

You will fall in love with it for its seagulls, cats and very tasty fish!

You can always buy the fish you would like to try and have it cooked in the fish market BBQ, it is very cheap and so worth it, you have to try it!


6- Experience horse riding in Essaouira!

If you have never tried riding a horse before, doing it in Essaouira can be your ideal first time.

The combination of horse riding and sunset in Essaouira should appear in your bucket list!

You can find qualified and certified monitors in Essaouira, like Ranch de Diabat for a perfect horse riding Experience in Essaouira.


7- Explore the rooftops of Essaouira

If you are looking to treat yourself or a loved one to a night out, Essaouira’s rooftops should be one of your many options!

You will find beautiful rooftops and terraces everywhere in Essaouira, with gorgeous views and interesting menus. 

And in your quest to find your ideal rooftop, you might also want to enjoy the concept stores and old boutiques of the city.