Situated on the Atlantic coast 2.5hrs from Marrakech is the laid back fishing village of Essaouira, famous for its Gnaoua music and artistic scene. Many local and foreign artists have settled here continuing the vibe that attracted visitors such as Jimmy Hendrix and Cat Stevens (Yousuf Islam) in the 1960’s.

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Horse rides along the golden beach shores

Visiting Argan Co-ops

Photography, anywhere, everywhere

Buying fresh fish straight from the port and cooking it ‘chwaya’ bbq style

Kite surf, paddle board, windsurf, surf, Essaouira has it all

‘Game of Thrones’ fans can follow Khaleesi’s footsteps in this mysterious town of ‘Astapor’