For the odd occasion when the waves decide to take the day off, or if you fancy a day to re-charge and take in the local culture, we ‘re happy to arrange the following trips/activities:
The beautiful blue and white city of Essaouira (left) is Morocco’s most likeable resort encompassing the historical fortress, eighteenth century walled medina (old town) and large fishing port; together providing the perfect backdrop to the long sandy beach. Souks, art galleries, artisans, wood workshops, spice markets, juice stalls and jewelers fill the medina and make for hours of exploring.
Moroccan Hamman & Massage Treatments
A trip to Morocco isn’t complete unless you’ve experienced a local hammam scrub. Complete with a full body massage it is the perfect end to your surf trip in Morocco and you will feel refreshed and relaxed at the end of it.
Prices start from 150MAD (approx. £10) for a hammam scrub and 300MAD (approx. £22) for 2 hour full body relaxing massage.
With a local ranch based just down the road and beautifully cared for horses, it’s hard to pass up a quick gallop down the beach whilst you’re in town. With a variety of different rides and routes available at the ranch exploring the mountains and taking in the sunset along the stretch of beach it’s an unbeatable experience (right).
Prices start from 220MAD (apprx. £19) for a 2 hour sunset horse ride.
Other popular outdoor activities available in the local area include:
- jet-ski hire
- quad biking
- sand buggy hire…and much more!
Approximately 2 hours from Essaouira, Marrakech needs no introduction. A visit to the Djeema el Fna (main square) is a must, particularly at night when the square becomes alive with local food traders and entertainers. Get lost in the medina, and wonder around the may local souks (markets) selling everything from leather wares, Moroccan handicrafts, spices, textiles, food stuffs and more! Don’t miss this Jardin Marjorelle designed by Yves Saint Laurent in the new town.
Approximately 2.5hours from Essaouira lies the city of Agadir. A visit to the Souk El Had (local market) is a great way to spend a few hours of wondering and haggling. The souk sells everything from leather wares, Moroccan handicrafts, spices, textiles and food stuffs. The more modern Marina, on the beach promenade, provides shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and more as well as a great view of the old kasbah mountain inscription.
Approximately 3 hours from Essaouira, through the breathtaking mountains and Souss Valley, lies the beautiful palm-lined gorge, Paradise Valley. Hidden in the valley with a snaking river, waterfalls, rocks and cliffs it is a popular spot for hiking, cliff jumping, sunbathing and swimming (left).