I’ve heard a lot of things about Essaouira before going there: the white city – because of the white wall surrounding it, the windy city – well, because of the strong winds… I’ve heard about the blue fishing boats & the seagulls… But I’ve heard nothing about its sunsets…
Although, in my opinion, it’s something the city should be known for…
Don’t you think? 🙂
To watch the sun disappear into the Atlantic ocean & the sky become bright red, while listening to the crushing waves, is a unique picture every night…
I do love sunsets & I do love being by the sea, so for me sunset hours in a seaside place are like the best thing in the world.
Where to watch the sunset in Essaouira :
But where to go in Essaouira to enjoy the sunset show, preferably with a drink in your hand?
I’m afraid that for that, I have to suggest some of the touristy places I usually try to avoid… But sometimes it worth it to make an exception to the rule 😉
- Beach & friends: directly on the beach, just next to Explora surf school, a beautiful restaurant & bar where you can relax on the comfy sofas & sunbathing on the deck-chairs, sheltered from the wind, while enjoying the view.
But it’s at sunset that the place really worth it. Facing the sea & Mogador island, you’ll have the most wonderful view in front of you
while drinking a beer & savor some nibbles
^local beer Casablanca was really tasty. Cheers! 🙂
^not the most local food ;p but sitting there after our last surf session of the day, was a real pleasure!
Camels were enjoying sunset with us 😉
- Taros: on the main square, the several terraces of Taros offer a fabulous view over the harbor, the ocean & the old city’s roofs.
Bands play live music every night & there’s a relaxed & young atmosphere.
As well as a lot of people, especially at sunset, so you may want to arrive early to have a table & be ready to share half of your table with other guests.
Grab a beer, some olives
Admire Moulay Hassan square & the giant fresco from Italian artist Giacomo Bufarini aka RUN.
He painted the biggest fresco of North Africa – 5.000 sqm – in February in occasion of the Marrakech Biennale.
It represents 2 human beings – not women nor men – standing on the opposite sides of a river, talking to each other to symbolize communication among people.
Have a look at the medina & the port from above
While waiting for the sky to turn red
& the show to begin
So what do you think about sunset in Essaouira? ;D