Essaouira travel guide

Essaouira Tourism | Essaouira Guide

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. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Essaouira has to offer.

When to visit Essaouira

Essaouira in June
Estimated hotel price
£80
1 night at 3-star hotel
Essaouira in June
Estimated hotel price
£80
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 15 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Essaouira from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 3h 40m.

Car

Another option to get to Essaouira is to pick up a car hire from Marrakech, which is about 169 km from Essaouira. You’ll find branches of Locationauto and ADDCAR RENTAL , among others, in Marrakech.

Plane

When flying to Essaouira, you’ll arrive at Essaouira (ESU), which is located 15 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Essaouira from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 3h 40m.

Car

Another option to get to Essaouira is to pick up a car hire from Marrakech, which is about 169 km from Essaouira. You’ll find branches of Locationauto and ADDCAR RENTAL , among others, in Marrakech.

Airports near Essaouira

Airlines serving Essaouira

SWISS
Good (920 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,402 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,277 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,664 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,152 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (703 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,438 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (198 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (306 reviews)
airBaltic
Good (125 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,447 reviews)
Transavia France
Good (237 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,738 reviews)
Vueling
Good (814 reviews)
Condor
Good (252 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 £50 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £89 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Essaouira

Most booked hotels in Essaouira

Riad Mimouna
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
£62+
Le Medina Essaouira Thalassa Sea & Spa MGallery
5 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£94+
Atlas Essaouira & Spa
5 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
£85+
Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
5 stars
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
£95+
Mogador Ryad Essaouira
4 stars
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
£0+
Hotel des Iles
4 stars
Good (6.6, Good reviews)
£49+

Hiring a car in Essaouira

Hiring a car in Essaouira costs £27 per day, on average, or £108 if you want to hire it for 4 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 5% cheaper than airport locations in Essaouira.

Mini (Kia Picanto or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Essaouira, while also 43% cheaper than other types, on average.

Hiring a car in Essaouira costs £27 per day, on average, or £108 if you want to hire it for 4 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 5% cheaper than airport locations in Essaouira.

Mini (Kia Picanto or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Essaouira, while also 43% cheaper than other types, on average.