Essaouira, Morocco

Enjoy wide, white sandy beaches, a centuries-old medina and fabulous cuisine. Book a ticket to Essaouira and discover the charm of this lovely little fishing village!

The inviting town of Essaouira is located on the west coast of Morocco. Here you can enjoy traditional Morocco, with its centuries-old medina. The medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for good reason. Everywhere you go, you see small white and blue houses, reminiscent of those in Greece. Want to enjoy fabulous views of the sea and city? Walk just outside the medina to the Skala de ville and Skale du port. You can also see the fishing port from Skale du port. Make sure to visit it at the end of the morning when the fishermen return in boats filled with fish. Those very same fish, of course, are found on the evening menu!

Fly to Essaouira, the pearl of the Atlantic

In Essaouira, you can enjoy delightful temperatures and a constant breeze all year round. That breeze is the main reason why windsurfers book a ticket to Essaouira. Of course, you can also spend your holiday relaxing on the beautiful white sandy beaches. Are you an art lover? You’ll find plenty to savour in Essaouira. Creative artists sell fabulous works of art in their galleries. Fly to Essaouira and discover the pearl of the Atlantic Ocean!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

The airport of Essaouira is located about 16 km from the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi.
  • Taxi

    The taxi ranks are located outside, in front of the airport. Most taxis need to be reserved through the airport’s website.  

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere in and from Essaouira:
  • Bus

    Do you want to explore both Essaouira and other cities such as Marrakech? In that case, the best way to travel is by bus. Supratoursbus is the fastest option.
  • Taxi

    There are two types of taxi in Essaouira: grande taxis and petit taxis. Both are recognisable by their blue colour. The grande taxis can transport up to six people and the petit taxis can transport up to three people. The petit taxis are the perfect way to travel within the city.

Important information

  • It is recommended to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and DTP. This is not obligatory. 
  • It is not advisable to drink the tap water in Essaouira. Should you wish to drink water, it is best to buy bottled mineral water at one of the supermarkets.

Passport and visa

For the latest information about travel documents and any visas you may need, please contact the embassy of the country of your destination.

Time zone

GMT +0 (summer time +1) 
In Essaouira, it is 1 hour earlier than it is in the Netherlands. 


The currency used in Essaouira is the Dirham (MAD).

Duration of flight

The flight to Essaouira is about 2.5 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.

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