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Holidays in Essaouira

Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador, is a traditional port city and resort situated on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Although not as well-known as Marrakech, or as developed as cities such as Agadir, this small coastal town possesses a beautifully bohemian character and is the perfect getaway location if you are after a calm, yet artsy feel. Essaouira is well known for its beautiful beaches and many tourists come here to wind or kite surf.

Make your holiday in Essaouira

With a range of exciting activities, such as windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing in the popular clear blue water of the bay, souks, or even excursion in the Atlas or the Sahara. The tourism in the region will give you many options.

Our travel experts can guide and assist you with the best deals and itineraries, ensuring your dream holiday stays within budget. Whether you choose all inclusive holidays, family holidays, package holidays, beach holidays or luxury holidays, we allow you to explore and experience as much as possible. Our priority is your enjoyment, relaxation and fun! You’ll be captivated by the activities on offer, including historic excursions, boat tours, horseback riding and quad biking.

What to do in Essaouira

The souk

For a more traditional insight, there are plenty of things to do in Essaouira. Experience the hustle and bustle of the local souk and see if you can haggle one of the market traders for a good deal. The Souk (also known as Medina, which translates to "small town" in Arabic) is a maze-like marketplace, alive with colours and smells to tantalise your senses. Here you can find such treasures as jewellery, traditional clothes, pottery, spices, tapestries and food. Taking time to visit the souk is an absolute must whilst staying in Essaouira, and is likely to set you off on a discovery of cultural diversity and enchantment.

The port

Take a trip to the port and watch the local fishermen bring in their catch each morning. Despite suffering from the competition of larger nearby fishing ports, Essaouira is still one of the main fishing harbours in Morocco. Its traditional feel is one that needs to be experienced during your time here.


Delve into the city’s history with a trip to the Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah Museum or gain a more personal insight into the Moroccan way of life with a camel ride on the beach. It’s a great family appropriate adventure and is likely to be an unforgettable event.

Our last minute deals offer luxury hotels, set in cultural, serene settings offering additional facilities. Such as secluded swimming pools and luxurious spas and hammam, where you will try the benefits of the argan. Many hotels cater for family members of all ages, offering a children’s menu and a ‘kids’ club’, providing plenty of entertainment to keep them busy. Many hotels offer a traditional style in keeping with the country's culture and rich heritage.

The nightlife in Essaouira is laidback and chilled

Booking your last minute holiday deal with us doesn't have to cost a fortune. With our great deals you are sure to have enough left to enjoy the nightlife on offer. As Essaouira is part of a Muslim country, only a few of the bars and cafes sell alcohol. However, this does not have much of an impact on the nightlife as there is still a vast variety of music and entertainment to keep you enthralled. Venture out to one of the rooftop terraces and dance the night away to a live band, or enjoy a more peaceful ambience and enjoy a mint tea in one of the chilled and relaxed beach bars.

Eating out in Essaouira is an unforgettable experience. Catering is developed with incredible Moroccan dishes to try and a variety of entertainment to dazzle you. Moreover it's easy to find cheap restaurants. Many places have live music to accompany your meal, along with incredible traditional dancers. Dine in one of the elegant seaside restaurants, sampling some of the finest Mediterranean cuisine. Many restaurants are situated near the beaches, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Take some time to focus on ‘you’ in the picturesque city of Essaouira

Booking a last minute getaway to Essaouira allows you the opportunity to relax and take part in various activities designed to improve your wellbeing. Explore your surroundings and take in the cultural tranquillity of this beautiful place. What better way to unwind than getting close to nature and feeling the sand between your toes. Essaouira is a good destination for last minute holidays.

Essaouira offers some beautifully rustic beaches you will enjoy to chill out, for honeymoon or to just spend great time. Plage Tagharte being one of the most popular ones. This beach has been awarded on the overall quality of water as well as the outstanding environmental protection. If you are looking for a quiet spot, Plage Safi tends to be relatively tourist-free. Take a leisurely walk along the serene shoreline that offers that chance to explore the ruins found all over the coast. If you’re after a beauty spot to watch the sunset, Cap Sim will certainly not disappoint. With crystal clear waters and charming rocky views, Cap Sim is perfect for an afternoon at the beach with the kids, or surfers eager to catch some waves.

Whether you prefer a chilled holiday relaxing on the superb beach, enjoy dancing to live music, or feel the need for adventure, Essaouira has something to offer for everyone. Our handpicked offers and last minute deals have been selected with you in mind. We cater for everyone with our vast selection of luxury hotels, offering exclusive prices and fantastic discounts.

Weather advice and important information before travelling to Essaouira

The weather in Essaouira is mostly warm during the summer. If you're hoping to top up your tan, the best time to visit is July and August. Generally, the weather is mild or cool for the rest of the year. A key element of the cool temperature is the wind which blows all year round.

The currency used in Essaouira is the Dirham, it is advised to exchange your money once you’ve arrived due to the closed currency and exchange rate. It’s also a good idea to inform your bank that you will be in Morocco so your card is not blocked.

Guides and staff are on hand to offer advice to tourists about appropriate behaviour and expectations whilst visiting Morocco. How you dress should be given some degree of care. Some Moroccans may be offended by clothes that do not cover parts of the body that are considered “private”, including legs and shoulders, especially for women. Behaviour for couples sould be respectful also.

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