Essaouira - city of wind and light on the atlantic coast of Morocco.

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Here you have all the information you need about our precious city, located on the Atlantic coast of the African continent.

Essaouira (pronounced: esauera) has almost a thousand nicknames: "the Pearl of the Atlantic", "the sleeping beauty” etc...they can all be traced back to the beautiful Arab word “Souirah”. The city maintains an enchantment and authenticity; it's like a land untouched by time.

This is where the Mediterranean finishes; the last fortification surrounded by Atlantic borders; where the white houses seem sisters to those in the “white towns” of Andalucia.

Essaouira is an essential stopping point for any trip to Morocco. Adventurers and explorers are often fascinated by the hospitality and friendliness of the locals. These people have lived for centuries at the crossroads of cultures, civilizations and religions.

The city dates back to Phoenician times. Many civilizations have left their tracks here: the Romans, Carthaginians, Berbers, Portuguese and the French.

We can show you all the attractions, and guide you to the best events and leisure activities in Essaouira. We can also help you find the perfect accommodation, whether it's a hotel, inn, apartment, holiday house or a villa. You'll also find a wide range of property for sale on our site.

The bay of Essaouira is a paradise for wind and water sports lovers. The waves surrounding the islands of Mogador are constantly surrounded strong trade winds from the Northwest.

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We have all the information you need on equipment rental and courses too; windsurf, kitesurf, wave surfing...

Travelling in Africa is'nt easy, but it can be very exciting. We can help you with whatever kind of trip you want to make, from flights to camel rides. Have a look at our transport guide for all the latest timetables and schedules.

If you want to rent a car to get to know Essaoira better, visit mythical Marrakesh, or continue your journey further into Africa, click here.

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    Reference: edes01
  • Reference:kama01

    Holiday apartment in Essaouira to rent, recently build at 5mins from the beaches and the port. This apartment is totally furnished. Two bedrooms, one with double bed and one with two individual beds. Moroccan...

    Desde 43 €

    43 €

    Reference: kama01
  • Reference:kaes02

    This lovely apartment measuring 160m2 is situated on the first floor of a recently constructed complex only 5 minutes away from the beach.The apartment has 2 bedrooms (one with a double bed and the other...

    Desde 40 €

    40 €

    • 8
    Reference: kaes02
  • Reference:kama00

    Apartment in Essaouira, situated only 5 minutes away from the beach. This pretty and comfortable apartment has a big moroccan style living room, with tv. 2 bedrooms, bar style kitchen fully equipped,...

    Desde 43 €

    43 €

    Reference: kama00
  • Reference:zees04

    Desde 91 €

    91 €

    Reference: zees04
  • Reference:riad-jade-mogador

    Riad Jade Mogador welcomes you in a unique setting. It offers a cosy atmosphere making it the perfect choice for a relaxing stay close to the beach.

    Desde 35 €

    35 €

    Reference: riad-jade-mogador
  • Reference:riad-mimouna

    Next to the ocean, the Mimouna is a traditional riad offering peaceful accommodation and a large terrace with panoramic sea views in Essaouira.

    Desde 72 €

    72 €

    Reference: riad-mimouna
  • Reference:dar-latigeo

    Located in one of the oldest parts of Essaouira, the Medina, near Moulay el Hassan Square, the Riad Dar Latigeo welcomes you to a comfortable and refined environment.

    Desde 20 €

    20 €

    Reference: dar-latigeo
  • Reference:ryad-watier

    Located in the heart of the medina in Essaouira, Ryad Watier offers a unique setting for a relaxing and lazy stay.

    Desde 128 €

    128 €

    Reference: ryad-watier
  • Reference:chems-bleu

    The Chems Bleu is a calm and sunny house that offers comfortable accommodation and amazing views of the beach and the port.Guestrooms ar

    Desde 52 €

    52 €

    Reference: chems-bleu
  • Reference:riad-amana

    Riad Amana is a wonderful place which is a mix of all Essaouiras mysteries. It is a great palace and a charming private residence in the same time. This riad will guarantee a fabulous stay between West...

    Desde 45 €

    45 €

    Reference: riad-amana
  • Reference:villa-damonte-1

    A few kilometers from Essaouira's city center, this simple yet comfortable hotel is the ideal spot for those who want to discover Essaouira and its surroundings.

    Desde 60 €

    60 €

    Reference: villa-damonte-1
  • Reference:dar-nafoura-mogador

    Located in the heart of the Medina, the guesthouse Dar Nafoura-Mogador is situated in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of the souks, the harbor and the beach.

    Desde 48 €

    48 €

    Reference: dar-nafoura-mogador
  • Reference:riad-al-zahia

    The charming and peaceful Riad Al Zahia is situated in the middle of Essaouira’s Medina, near the main square, restaurants and souks, and just a 5-minute walk from the beach.

    Desde 104 €

    104 €

    Reference: riad-al-zahia
  • Reference:riad-asmitou-1

    A warm and friendly welcome will greet you at the Riad Asmitou, which is located in the heart of the old town of Essaouira. You can drink mint tea, have breakfast and admire the views on the flowered terraces.

    Desde 60 €

    60 €

    Reference: riad-asmitou-1
  • Reference:riad-maison-du-sud

    In a traditional and authentic 18th-century riad located 300 metres from the beach in Essaouira, Maison du Sud welcomes you in the heart of the medina.

    Desde 49 €

    49 €

    Reference: riad-maison-du-sud
  • Reference:hotel-emeraude-essaouira

    The hotel is located inside the fortified city of Essaouira. The hotel is a traditional riad built in the 18th century and it has been completely refurbished.

    Desde 34 €

    34 €

    Reference: hotel-emeraude-essaouira
  • Reference:dar-liouba-1

    Experience joy and tranquility in Dar Liouba, a former Imam’s house nestled in the heart of Essaouira's Medina. It offers an Arab-Andalusian inspired décor of rich, warm colours.

    Desde 54 €

    54 €

    Reference: dar-liouba-1
  • Reference:riad-chakir-mogador

    Riad Chakir Mogador is located in the centre of Essaouira just steps from the harbour and beach.Guests are

    Desde 35 €

    35 €

    Reference: riad-chakir-mogador
  • Reference:riad-l-ayel-d-essaouira

    The Riad l'Ayel is situated in the heart of the medina, just a few minutes from the beach in Essaouira. It offers en suite accommodation.

    Desde 42 €

    42 €

    Reference: riad-l-ayel-d-essaouira
  • Reference:palazzo-desdemona-1

    Located in the heart of Essaouira, this hotel is set in a house dating from the 19th century and is decorated in a traditional Moroccan style. The hotel's rooftop terrace offers panoramic views of...

    Desde 54 €

    54 €

    Reference: palazzo-desdemona-1
  • Reference:les-terrasses-d-essaouira

    Les Terrasses d'Essaouira is situated in the heart of the Medina, near the main square and scenic harbour and a 5-minute walk to the sandy beaches of the Mogador coast.

    Desde 36 €

    36 €

    Reference: les-terrasses-d-essaouira
  • Reference:riad-jemalhi-mogador

    Well situated and easily accessible, this charming house offers a calm and authentic atmosphere in the heart of the beautiful Medina of Essaouira.

    Desde 25 €

    25 €

    Reference: riad-jemalhi-mogador
  • Reference:riad-etoile-de-mogador

    This guest house is situated in a quiet area of Essaouira’s medina, just 300 metres from the beach. Guests are invited to relax in the lounge area on the rooftop terrace while taking in the views...

    Desde 33 €

    33 €

    Reference: riad-etoile-de-mogador

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