Day trip to Essouira-Atlantic Coast & ancient fortress, From Marrakech it is leisurely drive to the Atlantic coast and the former Portuguese stronghold of Essouira. Despite seeing and increase in visitors over the year, this town remains one of Morocco’s best kept secretes. Complete with bustling historical center and surrounded by ancient city walls. Essouira is a delightful destination for a day trip. Explore the atmosphere alleyways of the ancient medina, and the old ochre ramparts which now provide protection from the wind-assisted waves of the Atlantic ocean.