A charming stay in one of Morocco's most beautiful cities
Essaouira, formerly Mogador, is a magnificent and unique place where east and west intermingle like nowhere else in Morocco. The city, nestled into its pink ramparts looks out onto the ocean. It has become a Moroccan travel classic and it’s easy to see why: lively alleyways, restaurants with terraces that give onto the harbour, beaches, walks along the ramparts. Essaouira is a great place to visit all year long. You’ll only need about three days to see the city but you can prolong your stay with excursions along the coast or days walking and relaxing on the beach. The Gnaouia Festival is a celebration of culture not to be missed if you are around in June.
A riad in the medina
300 m from the sea, this charming riad in the medina is a great value for your money. All the rooms open onto 2 interior patios in this pretty house offering comfort as well as tradition.
Old caid residence (North African aristocracy), this beautiful colonial style mansion is one of the best establishments Essaouira has to offer. Its cuisine is renowned and the heated pool on its terrace is a rare luxury for the region. Recognized by Relais&Châteaux
Price for this stay in Essaouira
Your stay starting from 250€ per person based on a 2 person trip in the medina
Price for each supplementary day: 50€
Your stay starting from 300€ per person based on a 2 person trip at the Heure Bleue
Price for each supplementary day: 90€
Supplement for transfer from Marrakech: 50 euros
Final price will vary according to the number of people and the season.
- 3 nights in double rooms
- Transfers to and from the Essaouira airport
Not included :
- Eventual transfers from Marrakech.
- Other meals
To do while there?
- Discover Essaouira’s medina: fish souk, silver souk…
- Stroll along the harbour and admire its characteristic azure rowboats
- Discover the city’s many art galleries (painting, sculpture)
- Kite surfing, surfing and many other water sports
- Fishing, quad biking, golfing…
- Hikes along the beach and untouched coastal coves south of Essaouira
After registration we will give you our best addresses on your arrival.
Essaouira's beach of fine sand is not for swimming; the currents however make it an appreciated spot for board sports lovers who come from the world over…
Essaouira enjoys a temperate climate all year round, without major variations. The trade winds sweep the city in summer, bringing significant coolness compared with the high heat in surrounding cities (Marrakech, for example).
Don't hesitate to bargain for a 100% fish meal in the cheap restaurants at the port's entrance: freshness guaranteed!
How to access ?
Direct access from the Essaouira Airport. The city is about 170 km (3 hours) from Marrakech. We can organize a transfer for you