Essaouira, “the windy city” – also known by its ancient Portuguese name Mogador - is located in the Western Moroccan coast, on the Atlantic sea.
Agriculture, arts and crafts, fishing and tourism are the main activities of the city, which offer beautiful treasures to be discovered for travellers, added to a sunny and pleasant climate.
You’ll find everything you need for the greatest vacation in and around Essaouira.
Come and visit the beautiful Medina of Essaouira, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed city since 2001, as an example of a late 18th century fortified town. Beyond its arts and crafts activities, such as the thuya wood-carving, and its cultural and music treasures, Essaouira remains one of the major fishing harbours of Morocco. Take a moment in the morning to stroll within the harbour, having a look to the catches of the day and to the fishing boats freshly returned from sailing. Have a mint tea in one of the cafés of the Moulay Hassan main place, then go for a walk into the back streets of the ancient city, enjoying the small businesses of all kinds, handy crafts, souks, cafés...
Outside the Medina, you’ll be happily hit by its large sandy beach, extended from the harbour to the river, Oued Ksob. Around Essaouira, you’ll find kilometres of other sandy and deserted beaches, a wonderful playground for water or land activities. Famous for its windy conditions, Essaouira and its region are the perfect place to practice kitesurfing, windsurfing or surfing. Going from here to there within the countryside, you’ll also find, as far as the eye can see, fields of argan trees, don’t hesitate to open one of the argan cooperative doors.
Be welcome in our beautiful region and be sure you’ll be warmly greeted by the lovely Moroccan people !
How to get
Located 2 hours and a half West from Marrakech or North from Agadir, Essaouira is easy to reach by the road.
Essaouira has also its own airport, 18 km from the Center, there are regular and charter direct flight from Paris and from other Moroccan cities.
Wherever you’re landed, we can arrange for you your transfer from airport to your place in Essaouira. Then, please ask us for any help if you wish to rent a car for the duration of your stay.