Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Essaouira

The area's history and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Essaouira. This city's surfing, beaches and windsurfing draw many visitors. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Essaouira

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 72°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Essaouira

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Essaouira is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Essaouira Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Ounara Campsite (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Essaouira

The nearest airport is in Essaouira (ESU-Mogador), located 9 mi (14.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Essaouira?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 504 holiday lettings near Essaouira. From 184 Houses to 98 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Essaouira for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Essaouira?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Essaouira:

  • Bani Antar: 223 holiday homes
  • Chbanat: 271 holiday homes
  • Essaouira Coast: 331 holiday homes
  • Old Medina: 270 holiday homes
  • Lotissement La Lagune: 126 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Essaouira?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Essaouira. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Essaouira Mogador Golf Course: 495 holiday lettings
  • Essaouira Beach: 498 holiday lettings
  • Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum: 499 holiday lettings
  • Place Moulay el Hassan: 499 holiday lettings
  • Skala de la Ville: 499 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Essaouira listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Essaouira?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 184 Houses in Essaouira. Our other popular types of Essaouira holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 98 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 121 self catering accommodations
  • Farmhouses: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Essaouira?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 159 holiday homes with pool available in Essaouira. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.