Dar Mimosas

Rte d'Agadir, Essaouira, Morocco
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Forum Posts

Bus to Casablanca

by SINtraveller


Is there any direct bus service available from Essaouira to Casablanca? If so, how frequent is the bus service, and how long is the bus journey?


Re: Bus to Casablanca

by windcity

Yes you can get to Casablanca from Essaouira, The journey takes 6 hours by CTM, there are 2 buses daily including a night bus, from the main bus station. Alternatively you can take the Supratours bus to Marrakech and the train to Casablanca, this also takes 6 hours. You can also rent a car and drive up the coast road via Safi and El Jadida.
I hope that helps...

Re: Bus to Casablanca

by rachido


You chech with supratours or local buses to casablanca.They should cost around 10 € per ticket.

Good luck,

Re: Bus to Casablanca

by Westerfluf

Have you thought about taking the train? The trains are great in Morocco and quite inexpensive. I traveled all over Morocco by train and really enjoyed it. I was told the buses were not safe - but I don't know that for sure.

Re: Bus to Casablanca

by VinceMillett

I took a local bus. It was a very, very long, hot journey.
Betetr to take a bus to Marrakech and then the train, which isn't expensive. The train journey is very pleasant.

Travel Tips for Essaouira

Ship building yard


The shipbuilding yard is really impressive. A dozen of traditional wooden boats are actually being built at the same time. The shipbuilders do not seam to use any drawing but to build following the tradition and by practice.

Tour an Argan oil co-op

by JessieLang

Argane Afous is a women’s argan oil co-op. The women work in two shifts, and they get paid a percentage of sales instead of a salary. Argan oil can be used for cooking and in salads, and has a really nice flavor. It also is used in cosmetics—face creams, soaps, etc. In either form it is expensive. According to Aziz (our guide) the toasted nuts are supposed to control diabetes, but they are bitter. Producing argan oil is a time consuming process, even in a factory. The nuts have to be cracked open, baked, and ground before the oil can be recovered. The end process is slightly different for food vs. cosmetics.

We were told about the co-op and its products, and given a chance to sample argan oil and a spread they make with oil, honey and ground almonds. Of course we had a "shopping opportunity" in their sales room.

Earlier in the day we had the chance to visit a Berber home where the women in the family were processing argan oil by hand. The nuts are cracked with a rock, one by one, and ground by hand. Six day’s labor only produces one liter of argan oil when done this way. This work is often done by widows so they can support their families, and they can sell their oil to a factory. Nothing is wasted—the outer shell can be fed to the goats, and the inner shell is used as fuel for the fire.

Argan trees only grow in southwest Morocco. Goats like the leaves and fruit, and they climb up into the trees to get them. The goats can’t digest the pits inside the fruit, so they pass through and can be collected under the tree later. This is the argan nut that produces the oil. We drove through the argan forest on our way back to Essaouira, but didn’t spot any goats in the trees.

Tangine Madness

by earthflyer about Restaurant Essalam

Nice little place to have a Moroccan meal.

Atmosphere was nice and quiet but we were sitting outside in the evening.

Sorry no picture. The Tangine meals where great. I had a chicken de poulet which is chicken stew cooked in a claypot highly reccomended.

Only 50dirhams about £3.50

Well worth it.

The fortress.

by cachaseiro

There is a 500 year old portugese build fortress in Essaouira that gives the town a very majestic look from the sea.
The old cannons are still standing there giving it a historic look and makes one think of all the battles that took place there over the past 500 years.

Portuguese brass canons


A series of a dozen of Portuguese brass canons are aimed towards the sea. They were designed for the defense of the port. If you look carefully on the enlarged picture, you will see that the fifth from the rear is missing. Was it hit by an enemies bullet or did it exploded on its own, I don't know.


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