Holidays to Essaouira

Essaouira stands on a vast bay sweeping south with miles of superb sandy beach and wooded hills dominating the skyline to the east. The medina with its honeycomb of souks lends a potent mystique to the town. Probably the best known coastal tourist town of Morocco, Essaouira is nevertheless called …

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How to get to Essaouira

Here's what you need to know about getting to Essaouira. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Essaouira takes 7 hours, 50 minutes.

When to go to Essaouira

Typical Holiday Price

£508 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Essaouira varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - May is the cheapest month to go to Essaouira.

Where to stay in Essaouira

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Essaouira, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Essaouira

Harold | Trip by SkyscannerMedina of Essaouira
Medina of Essaouira
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerEssaouira Beach
Essaouira Beach
Alea G. | Trip by SkyscannerPort de Pêche d'Essaouira
Port de Pêche d'Essaouira
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerSkala du Port
Skala du Port
Martine S | Trip by SkyscannerGnaoua World Music Festival
Gnaoua World Music Festival
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerSkala de la Ville
Skala de la Ville
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerSouks
Hassan El Maslohi | Trip by SkyscannerDiana Quad Essaouira
Diana Quad Essaouira
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerArgan Fields
Argan Fields
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerGalerie L'Arbre Bleu
Galerie L'Arbre Bleu

Reviews of Essaouira


Essaouira is a great learning spot for beginning surfers. The waves here are small and forgiving, perfect for a first-timer looking to get their footing.

Alea G.
Alea G.Union City

Essaouira is a gorgeous city and quite a different vibe than Marrakech. Get lost in the alleyways. Explore the fish markets. Walk along the beach. If you're coming from Marrakech, definitely visit some argan co-ops along the way.

Make Molins
Make MolinsBarcelona

Very beautiful seaside town. Good if you want to eat good fish and relax from Morocco's madness. :P

Greer & Mike
Greer & MikeWatamu

Fascinating... always love the sea... charming town square and restaurants... well worth a look.

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