Day trips from Marrakech: Essaouira

Essaouira is a nice option to visit the Moroccan coast, the city center was declared as historical World Heritage Site. You can get there from Marrakech hostels by road, by own car or one of the numerous buses or taxis that covers this highway.


It is located about 180 km west of Marrakech where you can stay at Equity Point Marrakech, but your visit will not leave you indifferent if you want to spend a day away from the capital’s crowd as it is a fishing village that follows its traditions.

The Medina

The Medina, the walled old quarter which can be accessed by its three monumental entrances: Bab Sbâa, Bab Marrakech and Bab Doukhala is one of the main places at Essaouira. In this area there are numerous white buildings with blue windows in which abound the artisan shops where it is advice to buy some souvenir of the city. There are street exhibitions, murals and artists that will make you enjoy a pleasant walk. As points of interest, there are its famous Clock Tower, Skala de la Kabash, its fascinating square of more than 200 meters of length, or the market of Souk el Jdid.

Essaouira Beach

Essaouira Beach

Skala de la Ville

In your area of Skala de la Ville you can spend a relaxing time, watching the Atlantic waves. It is a place with a bohemian tint in which are preserved old and important European guns centuries ago. It is also very interesting to visit for the followers of Game of Thrones as the city was chosen for filming in episodes of its third season.

In the part of its port, you can observe all the fishing activity and access to the Skala du Port, from where you will be able to observe a wonderful panorama of the city. In addition, it contains another collection of canyons.

It is called the ‘City of Wind’ so if you are passionate about windsurfing or kitesurfing you can enjoy these sports in its more than 10km of beach where you can take advantage of the trade winds. There are multiple establishments where you can rent or buy the necessary equipment.

Why Stay with Equity Point Marrakech?

Equity Point Marrakech

Equity Point Marrakesh

Our hostel is a unique and authentic experience, combining great value and a safe stay with all the conveniences of Equity Point Hostels. We have great communal areas, a pool, a roof top terrace with amazing sunset views, clean and spacious rooms and are located right in the centre of the old town. We also have facilities at the hostel such as cooking classes and a spa. You can find the best hostels in Marrakech at Equity Point and know all these and the other points of great interest that exist in the area. Book here.

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