The pleasures of swimming in El Jadida
The northern and southern coasts of the former Mazagan are home to pleasant beaches where you can safely swim and relax.
Just 5 miles from El Jadida, Sidi Bouzid beach is undoubtedly the one you will like best. Its fine sand and clear seawater cooled by currents from the Canary Islands make it one of the most popular beaches in Morocco. You may also succumb to the charms of Haouzia, the beautiful, tranquil beach in Azemmour.
Between windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing and sailing, you can also indulge in your favorite water sports. If you are a surfing fan, you probably already know that Sidi Bouzid is a world-renowned destination.
After spending a perfect day at the beach, how about a long stroll down the Boulevard de Suez or around the El Jadida port across from Bastion de l’Ange, where you can feast your eyes on fresh seafood? Shad, the delicious cousin of the sardine, is the region’s most famous fish, but there are many other seafood items to tickle your taste buds, including sea urchins and oysters from Oualidia, a charming resort town south of El Jadida.
Come to El Jadida, where you’ll savor the swimming and the seafood.
Close to nature
Come to El Jadida-Mazagan for an active vacation
Welcome to the Mazagan resort! This luxury property on the outskirts of El Jadida welcomes you to enjoy an array of activities in state-of-the-art facilities amidst an idyllic landscape where a eucalyptus forest meets the Atlantic Ocean.
A wide variety of equipment and installations means you can try your hand at myriad sports. The resort features two swimming pools and its own water sports center, where you can gear up for windsurfing, kite surfing or water skiing.
If you prefer to stay dry, steer clear of the ocean and head for the tennis courts or the renowned, environmentally friendly Mazagan golf course designed by Gary Player.
The city itself is also worthy of your attention. Outside the resort, the golf course at Royal Golf d’ElJadida skirts the architectural treasures that line the city streets. There are also stables to indulge your passion for riding.
El Jadida-Mazagan offers all this: an enchanting setting and a high-end complex whose 1230 acres have everything you need for your recreational pursuits.
The secrets of El Jadida
From the tops of El Jadida’s bastions
El Jadida stands sentry on the shores of the Atlantic. Surrounded by formidable ramparts and punctuated by towers lapped by the ocean, the ancient Portuguese fortified city once known as Mazagan still has a military air to it. Its many remaining bastions give tourists a fantastic view over the city.
Straight ahead lies the medina, with its ocher walls, labyrinthine alleys and the famous Portuguese cistern whose vaults served as a backdrop for Orson Welles’ “Othello”. The historic district is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue taking in the sights and look toward the water, where the Sidi Bouafi lighthouse has stood for nearly a century to guide sailors to the entrance to the port.
If the air is clear, you can see the outlying areas, including the small town of Moulay Abdellah to the west. Each year it hosts a moussem, or traditional festival, attended by the country’s most talented horsemen. To the east is the historic city of Azemmour with its pretty urban landscape.
The heights of the fortifications have shown you all the riches of El Jadida. Now it’s time to climb down and get a closer look at these treasures of Moroccan history.
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