Day Trip To Essaouira Mogador from Marrakech :
Essaouira, 171 km from marrakech, used to be known as “mogador”, is one of the most attractive atlantic coastal cities in morocco.this small atlantic seaside town was founded by the potoguese and designed by a pupil of vauban.the medina, the old city, is limited by walls dividing it into several neighborhoods. you will be fascinated by the long narrow streets of the medina, the harbor and the sqala with its guns.
Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the argan tree, endemic to morocco, mainly present in the southwest of morocco, between aggadir, essaouira and taroudant. it is widely used for cooking, eating, and for cosmetic products for it is high in vitamines and antioxidants. it is also used as a skin moisturiser to hydrate and soften dry skin.
Cedar is the most common tree in essaouira, also known as calarisis or arar. the middle atlas is also home to cedar trees, especially azrou town. its wood looks almost like that of juniper and cypress.
Gnawa festivals are held annually in eassouira. the latter is a melting-pot of musical fusion; beautiful alleys, open beaches, a public meeting point of music, colorful noisy nights. recently, formerly so called mogador has become the moroccan woodstock.