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parking in Essaouira?

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parking in Essaouira?

I am travelling to Essaouira this summer, have been before but this time will be driving a rental car from Marrakech. Booked to stay in a riad - know that there are no cars allowed in the medina, and can see parking on the town map : just wondered if anyone knows if any of these are overnight car parks that we could leave the hire car in for a couple of days before travelling back to Marrakech? Are they relatively secure?

Thanks in advance!

Roxy

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1. Re: parking in Essaouira?

the whole town seemed secure. you should email the riad and ask them. they would know for sure, how far it is from the medina and all that. good luck!!!

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2. Re: parking in Essaouira?

have you thought of taking the bus, clean , cheap and goes from marr to ess in 3 hours, with a stop. i wouldn't take a car, no need at all.

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3. Re: parking in Essaouira?

No worries...you can either park behind the fish stalls near Moulay Alhassan square or on the other side,, near Bab Marrakech, its secure.

Cheers.

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4. Re: parking in Essaouira?

Excellent, thanks for the v specific advice!

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5. Re: parking in Essaouira?

There's a big car park outside the medina, where a guy directs you to park, then takes payment when you leave (I think, but could be up front). You can stay overnight (he's also the night guard) and for as long as you wish.

They make you leave the hand break off so they can squash the cars in like sardines...very amusing.

There’s never any worry about parking in Morocco. If there’s a need for parking, then there’ll be some budding young businessman who’ll gladly guard/park/look after your car in a parking spot for a few coins. If not, then there’ll be a car park that’s looked after by attendants.

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