Dangers & Annoyances
Essaouira is still mostly a safe, relaxed tourist town, but you should be on your guard in the backstreets of the Mellah (Jewish quarter) after dark – there are problems with drugs and drinking north of Ave Zerktouni and east of Ave Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah.
The police station is opposite the tourist office.
There are banks with ATMs around Place Moulay Hassan and along Ave de l'Istiqlal.
The tourist office offers little assistance, so check www.essaouira.nu for practical and cultural information instead.