Essaouira (formerly known as Mogador) is a port city in the vibrant country of Morocco. Essaouira is a city mainly consisting of beaches and a Medina, an inner walled city, which gives it a very pleasant and laid-back feel. The city itself is famous as the 'Windy City' because of the large amount of seaside wind it gets from being a port. Besides being one of the most beautiful cities of Morocco, it also serves as the main poirt of the country, whcih makes it lively year-round. To see the full extent of the liveliness of the city, You must visit Essaouira when it celebrates the world music festival. The festival serves as the crown jewel of the city's love for music and its incredible music scene. The beauty of the city is not lost on the world as the city was deemed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The picturesque scenery of the beaches and the city itself makes it a paradise for artists, and the welcoming nature of the populace, the vibrancy of the city and the relaxing atmosphere makes it a much desirable city for everyone out there. Essaouira is a cool step away from the fast-paced life and presents the perfect place to relax and take in nature with its windy embrace.
Petit taxi, Grande taxi
Petit Taxi- cleanliness: medium, Efficiency-high. Grande taxi- cleanliness: low, Efficiency: high.
Taxis cost on an average 7-8MAD as a base fare or for short distances. The prices are usually haggled beofre sitting in the taxi.
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|Water Bottle||MAD 4.00|
|Cup of Coffee||MAD 12.00|
|Milk Carton Pack||MAD 8.00|
|White Bread||MAD 5.00|
|Eggs (12)||MAD 12.00|
|Combo Meal||MAD 51.00|
|Fine Dining||MAD 280.00|
|Bottle of Coke or Pepsi||MAD 6.00|
|Domestic Beer||MAD 20.00|
|Imported Beer||MAD 56.00|
|Bottle of Wine||MAD 40.00|
|Cigarettes (20 Pack)||MAD 33.00|
|Taxi ( 1 km )||MAD 6.00|
|Ticket in local transport (Single way).||MAD 16.00|
|Rent ( One Bed Room)||MAD 972.00|
The nightlife in Essaouira is quite limited due to the avoidance of alcohol. There are bars and establishments that serve alcohol but they do not extend into the night as most other cities. You can enjoy inexpensive beers and appetizers along the beach watching the calming waves and in company of friendly locals or like-minded tourists and is a nice place to strike up a conversation. Many bars and clubs will have live music as part of the city's love for music, and you will get cocktails to go with it as well, so it would pay to follow major live music gigs in the city around your time of visit. Basically, if big and loud discos are your definition of a fun night then Essaouira only has a select few places for you. If relaxing nights with a beautiful scene and live music to partner up with your drinks is for you then Essaouira has no shortage in choices. So, When in Rome, do as the Romans do!
While visiting Essaouira there are some things you absolutely must do. These things you just cannot miss as they define Essaouira as a city different from any other.
There are many activities you can do while spendning time at Essaouira.
There are many Souvenirs to be found and bought in Essaouira.
Essaouira-Mogador Airport - ESU
Start Tariff: MAD 7.00
1 Km. Tariff: MAD 6.00
1 Hour Waiting Tariff: MAD 40.00
Monthly Average Temperature & Rainfall
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