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Essaouira is Morocco's hip town on the coast.
While most visitors head for the mayhem of Marrakesh, or the rather charmless sun-and-sea resort town of Agadir, Essaouira offers something in between.
The resort and port is about 2.5 hours from Marrakech, north of Agadir. It is a very 'laid back' sort of place with many tourists, mainly French, but some Spanish, German and English.