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Essaouira

Essaouira, a coastal city in western Morocco, is a vibrant blend of historical significance and modern charm. It offers a diverse array of activities making it an ideal destination for travelers seeking both adventure and relaxation. The city was designed by a french engineer, giving it a unique blend of Moroccan and European architectural influences. Its medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a labyrinth of narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses, bustling markets, vibrant souks and artisan workshops, exuding a timeless ambiance.

The high walls surrounding Essaouira offer stunning views of the ocean where you can partake in surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Due to the coastline being windy and the sea having excellent waves it creates ideal conditions for both beginners and experienced surfers. Amongst the water-sports, the beaches are long, white and sandy, offering a serene environment and perfect for leisurely walks or sea-swims.

In essence, Essaouira provides a rich tapestry of activities that blend adventure, culture, and relaxation, ensuring that everyone finds something to enjoy.

Essaouira, Morocco Yoga Holiday Location

  • Situated 2.5 hour drive from Marrakech airport
  • Stay in Ecodomes run by the local community
  • Cosy and cool rooms with an ensuite
  • Swimming pool to relax after adventures
  • Yoga shala with views across the land
  • Delicious Moroccan style meals cooked by local chefs

FAQs for Essaouira

How do I get there?

Fly to Marrakech and arrive and depart at our recommended times so that you can meet the transfers that are included in the price. It is then a 2.5 hour scenic drive up the mountains to the retreat venue

What should I pack?

- Hiking boots
- Swimwear
- T-shirts
- Loose trousers or leggings for hiking
- Suncream
- Shawl
- Sunglasses
- Backpack
- Hat
- Jumper for the evenings

What level is the yoga?

The yoga is suitable for beginners all the way through to advanced yogis.

Do I need to bring yoga equipment?

We provide yoga mats, bolsters and blocks. For restorative yoga we recommend bringing a light shawl with you to stay warm and cosy.