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Is Essaouira safe? Sharing experiences as both a solo female traveller and a mum

“Is Essaouira safe?” This is one of the most common questions that drops into my inbox weekly, even from people who have followed me for years on social media and seen posts about my family trips, solo female trips, trips with my own retired parents, and the months we lived in Essaouira. Perhaps because Morocco …

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Visiting Essaouira during Ramadan 2025: everything you need to know

The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time of great religious significance for Muslims, and involves fasting from dusk until dawn (this means no food or drink, including water). Many local businesses close during this time, and for non-Muslim visitors to Essaouira, Ramadan perhaps doesn’t seem like an ideal time to visit and enjoy all …

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Getting a SIM card in Essaouira, Morocco

Despite Wi-Fi being available in nearly every Essaouira hotel, riad, café and restaurant, it’s still useful to get a SIM card for your visit to Essaouira. From a connectivity and safety perspective, it makes sense to have internet data when you need it, whether you’re wandering around the medina, exploring the port area, or relaxing …

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Getting from Marrakech to Essaouira (2024 updated), including Marrakech airport

Here we detail and provide prices for the different ways to get from Marrakech to Essaouira, including using the Supratours or CTM bus, Grand Taxi, and private taxi. We also include the best way to get from Marrakech airport to Essaouira. After the bustling chaos of Marrakech, the traffic-free medina and Atlantic breeze sweeping over …

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Plugs in Essaouria: what plug sockets are used in Morocco?

Be prepared for your Essaouira trip by making sure you know the correct Moroccan plug type and have your travel adaptors and/or extensions packed. Even the most minimalist traveller to Essaouira will be packing an electrical device, and on the other end of the scale, worldschooling families are likely to be travelling with a myriad …

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How to get to Essaouira, Morocco

So you’ve heard about a relaxing, port town on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, where an easy-to-navigate, ancient medina sits between long stretches of sandy beach, there are epic ocean sunsets, and you can try your hand at kite-surfing or horse-riding along the shoreline. We’re, of course, speaking about Essaouira, Morocco. But now you’re wondering, how to …

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Is Essaouira worth visiting? Here are 10 reasons we say yes!

With direct flights from European cities (Ryanair currently fly twice per week from London Stansted), Essaouira has been firmly put on the map as a destination in it’s own right, promising a laid-back and colourful medina, a long swathe of sandy beach, and year-round good weather. But does this Moroccan coastal town really live up …

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Essaouira in February: a winter getaway

Is February a good time to visit Essaouira? What’s the weather like in Essaouira in February and how warm is it? We answer all these questions here and more, so read on. By the time February comes around, many Northern Europeans are craving some sunshine. It can be a long winter otherwise. With cheap Ryanair …

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