The small port city of Essaouira and its islands have a rich millennium-old history. They have welcomed the Phoenicians, the Mauritanians, and the Romans. But its most significant influence is seen in its more recent history, with the creation of the port and its medina in the middle of the 18th century by the Alaouite Sultan Sidi Mohammed ben Abdellah.
Among the city's must-see attractions are the port and its sqala, a square tower with watchtowers, and its lower basin where typical fishing boats with their specific blue tones lazily float. Its ramparts and its iconic sqala of the Kasbah with its cannons are also worth exploring.
Essaouira exerts a unique attraction on those who visit. This atmosphere, the calm, the architecture, the colors, the port, and its seagulls, essential characters of the city just like the cats within the medina walls, all contribute to enchantment.
This peaceful atmosphere is recreated at the Atlas Essaouira Riad Resort, in an ideal location. Like a ship on the Atlantic coast, it is just a few minutes' walk from the old medina, allowing for a leisurely stroll along the promenade or the beach.
In this serene setting, you can share moments of relaxation, discovery, and activities with friends or family, celebrating the sweetness of life in Essaouira and savoring the present moment.
The rooms and suites offer enchanting views of the ocean, the medina, or the Andalusian gardens of the establishment, echoing the many faces of the city.
Atlas Essaouira Riad Resort , situated on the Atlantic coast, facing the beach, is ideally located just a few minutes' walk from the medina along the promenade. The city has an airport and is approximately 2 and a half hours away from Marrakech and less than 3 hours from Agadir.