I have talked about how Instagram can make a holiday instead of spoiling one. We were quite keen to go to Chefchaouen, the blue city of Morrocco. Its looked interesting but also not as touristy as Marrakesh but then we realised its quite far away – almost two days of travel for the return trip. So while we were looking for a quick day trip from Marrakesh, we came across this a picture of the port of Essaouira and decided to head there. (Ok, actually DJ did all the planning and I pretty much tagged along).
Read through my other Essaouira post for all the practical details on how to get there and all of that. Although rambling along the markets and tiny lanes is lovely I suggest taking a long walk through the main street down to the port of Essaouira.
To check out the port of the Essaouira and the blue boats I would recommend going late in the evening, just before sunset since by then the fishing boats have come back after their day in the sea. We went to the port twice and managed to see it from all sides. Its a beautiful scene and almost made for Instagram!
From the port of Essaouira walk along the beach as well and its beautiful.
Where to Eat:
Surprisingly the best food I ate in Morocco was in Essaouira. Surprisingly because I naturally expected the bigger Marrakesh to have better food.
One of my best recommendations for food was the restaurant I mentioned in my Barcelona post. I know its as good as I remembered it to be because Satarupa went there – twice. I am sure my recommendation for Essaouira will be confirmed in the same way:
- Cheapest and the best: wait if you have to, reserve if you have to – you have to eat at Restaurant Adwak. Its the best food we ate in Morocco – no contest. (And we ate in some really great places).
- When you want something other than Moroccan food go to Gusto Italia – we heard a lot about this place and although we usually like to stick to the local cuisine
- For beautiful rooftop views check out the Salut Moroc. Warning: they do not serve alcohol.
4. If you are not tired of Moroccan food but looking for an interesting take on it then check out The Loft. Its a tiny place and the food can be termed as fusion although the base is definitely Moroccan. We were really glad to have found this place in the market.
Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures and put Essaouira down on your bucket list! Make sure to check out our other Morocco posts – lot of travel information and a lot of cool summer dresses!
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All my pictures were taken by DJ – thank you. The first Instagram picture of the boats was taken by me, although this is strongly contested by DJ.