Essaouira Travel Guide

Essaouira Travel Guide, Essaouira, Morocco (B)

Essaouira is a wild and windy coastal town famed for its city walls; the ramparts and parapets of which appear in numerous movies and TV programs. In the 1960’s it was a supposed hippie hangout, with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stevens rumoured to have lived and composed in the seaside town; something which the locals will remind you about at every opportunity.

If you’re after sun, sand and swimming, Essaouira might not be for you as the constant wind makes life less pleasant when exposed in the open, but with a bohemian air and beautiful French style medina; Essaouira has plenty to offer.

From Marrakech there are two realistic options to get to Essaouira; bus and grand taxi. It’s not a long journey and the price difference between the two really made the choice obvious, putting us on another CTM bus.

Bus – There will be numerous buses departing from Marrakech bus station (gare routiére), a few of which are local services (quality not guaranteed), but the main companies being CTM, whom we’ve discussed in the Chefchaouen post, and Supratours. You can turn up on the day to buy tickets if you like the risk factor, but if you prefer to pre-book you can buy tickets online at either company’s website (see hyperlinks). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Essaouira Travel Guide
Guide Location: Morocco » Essaouira
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kane Power
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