High Atlas, also called the Grand Atlas Mountains is a mountain range in central Morocco in Northern Africa..The High Atlas rises in the west at the Atlantic Ocean and stretches in an eastern direction to the Moroccan-Algerian border. At the Atlantic and to the southwest the range drops abruptly and makes an impressive transition to the coast and the Anti-Atlas range. To the north, in the direction of Marrakech, the range descends less abruptly.
Essaouira, Morocco - Increasingly fashionable, white-walled port city on the Moroccan Atlantic. Popular choice for the Euro second home set or travelers seeking a respite from frenzied Marrakesh. Fish markets, sand dunes, linger longer cafes. Inspiration for Hendrix’s “Castles Made of Sand” and home to massive summer music festival. Pack a windbreaker.