If Essaouira is one of the most likeable cities of the Moroccan Atlantic coast, it is surely down to its climate, which is temperate all year round, its agreeable inhabitants, its cultural and architectural heritage, and above all the unique atmosphere that reigns in its back streets, which teem with passersby, fishermen, traders and craftspeople, mingling with artists from all over the world.
For a few years tourism has been booming, and regular flight connections since 1998 have contributed to its development, which up until now has been perfectly managed.
Essaouira is full of squares, battlements, fortifications and historic monuments. This walled city is a concentration of harmonious yet varied architecture. A part of the cultural heritage of previous centuries, its recent construction is refined and imposing. There you can discover impressive battlements, the Squala and its gates; a stunning Medina, mosques, synagogues and churches, and a multitude of riads, which have been kept intact and refurbished in keeping with the oldest Moroccan tradition.
This old Portuguese warrior turned hippy pacifist is now a land that welcomes board sports fanatics and is known all over the world as a “board sports destination”. Thanks to its winds and fairly regular and strong waves, it can cater for and attract sportspeople who appreciate its high-quality natural conditions.
The Océan Vagabond was the first club to set up in the Bay of Essaouira in 1995.
Since 2004, the Océan Vagabond Windsurfing Centre has been known as “CLUB MISTRAL”.
The Café-Restaurant, with its large, shady terrace, is open from 9 am to 6 pm. Come and discover our chef’s summer cuisine: “Breakfast, dishes of the day, fresh salads, sandwiches, sweet and savoury tarts and more”. Or relax in its deckchairs and sun loungers which face the beach and are sheltered from the wind.