"Essaouira, Sleepy Seaside Town"
Don't miss Essaouira. It's sleepy seaside vibe is a must. It is a hidden gem that is quickly being discovered. As of now, you can still see much of the local traditions and way of life. See it while it lasts.
Transportation There and Away:
We bought a combination train/bus ticket at the airport train station. We got on the train at Mohammed V International Airport, then we changed trains at Casa Voyaguer, and took a 4-hour train to Marrakech. The bus terminal was right at the train station, so there were signs to follow. We got out baggage tickets from the crowded counter (be pushy yet friendly, or you’ll never get your ticket) Then took a 3-hour bus ride to the beautiful seaside sleepy town of Essaouira. We arrived in the late evening, so there was little to see, but we were starving. From the bus, we were met by many boys and men fighting to carry our luggage to our hotel vi
a chariot. We followed closely behind, wondering at all times if they were going to run away with it… but they didn’t.
La Petite Perle
The atmosphere is modest, but the Lemon Chicken Tagine is to die for. I ordered the same dish at 10+ restaurants after that, and none compared.
The atmosphere is beautiful, relaxing, and very upscale. The prices are very acceptable given the scale of the restaurant.
This is a boutique hotel/dar that I would highly recommend, and I do not easily highly recommend anything. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, everything we experienced at this boutique hotel was flawless. Madada Mogador is a perfect example of thoughtful design. It succeeded in doing what so many other boutique hotels can not seem to get right, which is to be upmarket, without being pretentious. So many hotels that we have stayed in recently seem to just "check the boxes". Everything at Madada Mogador was done with thought.
L’Atelier Cooking school
Mohammed the spice vendor
La Petite Perle Lemon Chicken Tagine