Essaouira travel guide

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You're Going to Love Essaouira

With a population of 70,634, Essaouira is a must-see destination in Marrakech-Safi, Morocco.

When to visit Essaouira

Essaouira in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Essaouira in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Essaouira in August, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 21 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 12 °C, with an average temperature of 15 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 50 mm. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Essaouira, with an average rainfall of 10 mm.

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How to Get to Essaouira


When flying to Essaouira, you’ll arrive at Essaouira (ESU), which is located 15 km from the city centre.

Airports near Essaouira

Airlines serving Essaouira

British Airways
Good (2,089 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,726 reviews)
Air France
Good (628 reviews)
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,688 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (596 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (445 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (305 reviews)
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Okay (98 reviews)
Good (77 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (196 reviews)
Transavia France
Good (141 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,984 reviews)
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Where to stay in Essaouira

From 5-star hotels such as the Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa-MGallery By Sofitel to great affordable options like the Mama Souiri Hotel, Essaouira offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $107 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $171 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Essaouira

Most booked hotels in Essaouira

Riad Mimouna
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Atlas Essaouira & Spa
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa-MGallery By Sofitel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
Mogador Ryad Essaouira
Poor (0, Poor reviews)

Hiring a car in Essaouira

The most frequently booked car type in Essaouira is Mini (Kia Picanto or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Fiat Punto or similar) is, on average, 57% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.