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Address: Medina | El Hadada, Essaouira, Morocco
Description: As one of Morocco’s main fishing centers, Essaouira’s port is a major...
As one of Morocco’s main fishing centers, Essaouira’s port is a major attraction.
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This is a super interesting fishing port where you can see various different sizes of boats go out to fish, come back and unload their wares, and then be repaired for their next... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Rabat, Morocco
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Rabat, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is a super interesting fishing port where you can see various different sizes of boats go out to fish, come back and unload their wares, and then be repaired for their next trip out. For anyone interested in marine life and/or life on the sea, this place holds endless fascinations. It should go without saying that there is a... More 

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Leicester,UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great sights but beware of the seagulls and make sure you have some wet wipes for the inevitable poop

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

small fishing port where fresh fish is sold directly by vendors, beautiful boats , a lot of birds and very windy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Really authentic fishing port worth going there at the early evening. Wear closed shoes, watch the vendors, the boats, the seagulls and cats trying to find some food and enjoy the cosy atmosphere

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

As you walk through the port you are overwhelmed with images, smells and sounds. This is as visually stimulating and stunning as it gets. The seagulls, the fishing boats and nets, the ocean and the fisherman all come together to create magic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The fishing port at Essaouira is gem in my eyes for main reason: it isn't there to satisfy tourists. Don't get me wrong, this place is loaded with travellers but each of us is a spectator to what is a fully functional fishing port. There is fresh fish everywhere (and the smell to match), people working on boats, nets drying... More 

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Paxos, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stayed in a 4 storey house in the middle of the Medina. From the outside it looked a little rough but go through the door and it was amazing. We also had a day bed on our roof terrace which was lovely. We visited another house to see what it was like and were blown away by the decor... More 

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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

OK, so it is as old as the hills, as smelly as hell, busy and not the cleanest place on earth... But... I loved this place to bits. It has been a working fishing port for ever and the excitement every day when the fishing fleet returns is always the same. Bring your camera and your appetite! There is nothing... More 

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geelong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Everything is great for photos, the cats, the birds, the fishing boats, the friendly sailors and fishermen. Stroll along the quay side for chats with the locals and great photos of blue boats and harbour views. Allow an hour at least as it is all so interesting.

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Melbourne Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Essaouira is known for phosphate, ceramics anf FISHING so a visit to the fishing port is most appropriate to see how these hardy souls catch our dinner.

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