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. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Essaouira to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Essaouira

Essaouira in May
Estimated hotel price
$175
1 night at 3-star hotel
Essaouira in May
Estimated hotel price
$175
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

Plane

When flying to Essaouira, you’ll arrive at Essaouira (ESU), which is located 9 miles from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Essaouira, you’ll arrive at Essaouira (ESU), which is located 9 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Essaouira

Airlines serving Essaouira

SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,678 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,230 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,612 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,404 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,073 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (791 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,179 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (748 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (188 reviews)
Norwegian
Good (145 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,424 reviews)
airBaltic
Good (130 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,398 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (308 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,740 reviews)
Transavia France
Good (240 reviews)
Vueling
Good (800 reviews)
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Where to stay in Essaouira

From 5-star hotels such as the Le Medina Essaouira Thalassa Sea & Spa MGallery to great affordable options like the Mama Souiri Hotel, Essaouira offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $106 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $173 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Essaouira Beach Hostel and Hotel Dar El Qdima.

Where to stay in popular areas of Essaouira

Most booked hotels in Essaouira

Riad Mimouna
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$145+
Le Medina Essaouira Thalassa Sea & Spa MGallery
5 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$193+
Atlas Essaouira Riad Resort
5 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
$174+
Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
5 stars
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
$196+
Mogador Ryad Essaouira
4 stars
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
$0+
Hotel des Iles
4 stars
Good (6.6, Good reviews)
$95+

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 Compact car hire (Peugeot 208 or similar) is, on average, 48% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

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 Compact car hire (Peugeot 208 or similar) is, on average, 48% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.