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Essaouira

Africa
3

Rank in Morocco

19

Rank in Africa

160+

World Rank

Currency
Moroccan Dirham(MAD)
Weather
Clear 25℃
Time
22:08 PM (GMT +01:00)
Electric Socket
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Essaouira

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.

Continent Country
Africa Morocco
Airport Name / IATA Code
Essaouira-Mogador Airport ESU


Essaouira
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
June,July,September,November,DecemberJune is one of the best months to visit as it sits in the heart of the tourism high as well as being on the sunny side of the year.July begins with one of the biggest tourist turnout and is the warmest in the year. July is famous for the festival week which makes it the busiest all year roundSeptember is when prices start to fall and the weather remains dry. the early fall weather is dry and the crowds are dispersed.November is the cheapest time to visit the city. the prices are at an all year low and rains are just starting.December is the other busiest time of the year due to another annual festival drawing crowds from all over. the prices are high and the weather is rainy.
Moderate time to visit
February,March,OctoberFebruary is a month which is good to visit in due to the colder weather and light rainfall.March is a month when the weather starts to warm up and the rains are a little lighter. It also boasts being one of the lowest cost inducing months.October is the month during which the monsoon really picks up and the rains increase. it is not as wet as November but preceding it,thus being wet.
Worst time to visit
January,April,May,AugustJanuary is quite needlessly expensive as it follows the price hike of December and does not provide much for tourists to do. it also has a low temperature and rainy weather.April again factors in rise of prices without sufficient events to back it up. the weather is receding monsoon, so rain is also unpredictable.May sees a rise in both temperature and rainfall, making it a humid environment which makes travelling uncomfortable. The city also sees a lull in almost all notable events and gatherings during this time.August is one of the worst months to visit because of the unwarranted second highest price surge of the year and a start to the monsoon season, combining the worst of humidity with a high price for everything.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 18 18 17 14 12
Maximum temprature (℃) 18 19 19 19 20 21 22 23 23 22 21 19
Rain fall (mm) 44 43 31 32 7 1 0 1 5 20 48 61
Population
0.07 (Millions)
Official Language
Arabic, Tamazight
Spoken Language
Moroccan Arabic is a... Read more
Other Language
French, English
Police
19
Ambulance
141
Taxi
Start Tariff: MAD 7.... Read more

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Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.43
Cup of Coffee USD 1.29
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.86
Rice/Kg USD 6.01
White Bread USD 0.54
Eggs (12) USD 1.29
Combo Meal USD 5.47
Fine Dining USD 30.05
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.64
Domestic Beer USD 2.15
Imported Beer USD 6.01
Bottle of Wine USD 4.29
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 3.54
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.64
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 1.72
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 104.30
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences

There are many activities you can do while spendning time at Essaouira. 

  • Water sports- Due to the high winds on the beachs year round, Essaouira beaches are a hotspot for water sports. There are a number of different water sports available to experience, Most notably Kitesurfing.
  • Woodworking- Essaouira is also noted for its woodwork. Lots of vendors will sell their products and offer live demonstrations in the markets as well. You can take part in these to experience the woodwork famous all over Morocco.
  • Learn to Cook- Essaouira has a lot of local dishes that is famous and there a host of cooking classes that will teach you how to cook them. It is a very rewarding activity that lets you take a piece of the culture bakck home.
  •  Horse Riding- With an expansive beach acting as a stage for the water sports, the beach also offers horse riding. There are all sorts of bookings to be made, with newcomers and experienced riders both welcome.
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Shopping
Raffia Craft
82 Rue d'Agadir, Essaouira, Morocco
Distance From City Center
1.1 kms
Basma Boutiques
20 Rue Skala, Essaouira, Morocco
Distance From City Center
1.6 kms
Mashi Mushki
91 Rue Chbanat, Essaouira, Morocco
Distance From City Center
0.7 kms
Gallery Kasbah
4 Rue Tetouan, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Distance From City Center
1.4kms
Centre de la Bijouterie Artisanale Maalem Ali
N 3 Complexe Bin Al Aswar, Morocco
Distance From City Center
1.1kms
Galerie l'Arbre Bleue
233 Cbanat, Rue Chbanat, Essaouira, Morocco
Distance From City Center
0.6kms
Zidrop Argan Oil
9 Rue Ghazouat Bader Quartier Industriel Essaouira، Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Distance From City Center
1.0km
Ensemble Artisanal
Place Bab Marrakech, Essaouira, Morocco
Distance From City Center
0.7kms
Gipsy Surfer Surf Shop
1-3، Rue Tetouan, الصويرة 44100, Morocco
Distance From City Center
1.3kms
Boheme Of Morocco - The Shop
BP423 Place Al Khaima, Heb، Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Distance From City Center
1.3kms
Souvenir Suggestions

There are many Souvenirs to be found and bought in Essaouira.

  • Argan- Made only in Morocco, Essaouira is one of the best places to buy it. It comes in different varieties, so you should tae note of what exactly you want.
  • Musical Instruments- As part of the love for music it is no surprise that Essaouira is one of the best places to buy many different kinds of instruments.
  • Wooden Items- Essaouira is aslo famous for its woodwork and they make excellent souvenirs to take home.
  • Carpets
  • Art- You willl find a variety of artists in the city and around it so its only natural you get to buy varied art for good prices.
  • Lanterns
  • Berber Baskets
  • Spices
  • Raffia Craft- A specialty found in Essaouira, the craft done here is directly transported to Europe to be sold. Getting them here would warrant a much less price.
  • Rugs- Moroccan rugs are very famous and can be bought all over the country with slight modifications.
  • Ceramics
  • jewellery

Tourist attractions in Essaouira

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