Essaouira, the city of Mogador

Essaouira, the city of Mogador (the original name given by the Phoenicians), has a lot to offer its visitors. The Medina is surrounded by the old walls, here you will find many different merchants; food, Berber carpets, leather, local wood art, clothing, silver, herbal spices, and many more... be sure you visit the Sqala where you can still see the canons placed there by the Portuguese in the 15th century. The harbor is a treat to visit and witness all the blue fishing boats that come in with fresh fish.

Essaouira is the city located along the Atlantic Ocean, also known as THE WIND CITY because of the wind, which blows almost all year round. It is the place to be in Morocco to spend a relaxing kitesurfing holiday while enjoying the historical and rich cultural part of the city. You can stroll though the narrow streets of the Medina filled with the sound of Gnaoua singing, or you can enjoy the long stretched sandy beaches, and experience the water sport activities

Practical Information

Essaouira is located 170 km from Marrakech and 180 km from Agadir. Both cities offer a wide range of flight destinations throughout Europe. Essaouira can be reached from these cities by public bus, private taxi, or rental car. For private transfers, you can contact BKS.

Essaouira airport

Essaouira Mogador Airport is situated only 20 km from the city centre.

The flight destinations are

Bruxelles Zaventem
Paris Orly
London Stansted

Airlines Serving Essaouira Airport

Royal Air Maroc

Bus Companies

You can also buy your ticket via Supratour and CTM bus, daily departure to Essaouira

Essaouira Events

MOGA festival
Gnaoua and world music festival
FIVE (festival international du vent essaouira)
Atlantic andalusian festival
Festival jazz sous l'arganier

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