A hidden treasure in Essaouira

We arrived on the outskirts of Essaouira, fortunately with our phone GPS working. The surroundings are a bit intimidating.

3.22.16 Domaine d Arganaraie-032smThere were ancient and modern hazards.

3.21.16 Essaouira-016smFortunately, there were strategically posted signs.

3.21.16 Essaouira-018smWe found the Domaine de l’Arganaraie, a delightful set of large houses around a common swimming pool and dining area, spacious and beautiful, a real oasis. We were able to have a fire in the fireplace both nights. This was our house–there was also a full kitchen and bathroom.

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We arrived late one day, had a delicious dinner (briouats, tagine, strawberries), built a fire in the fireplace and relaxed. We visited the Medina in Essaouira the next day and were very happy not to have to either go out OR cook in the evening. Fatima, the excellent cook produced squash soup, tagine of chicken, olives and potatos and a world class chocolate mousse. We sat by the fire again and didn’t regret the cool weather one bit. I was glad that it was pre-laid to start with just a match, too. The donkey cart towed our luggage back to the car when it was time to leave. Next time we’ll stay to have a swim.

 

Published by winifredcreamer

I am a retired archaeologist and I like to travel, especially to places where you can walk along the shore or watch birds. My husband Jonathan and I travel for more than half the year every year, seeing all the places that we haven't gotten to yet.

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