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

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.

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.