26 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
2 guests - 1 room
With its laid back attitude, lively nightlife, fabulous beaches and excellent golf courses, Agadir has plenty to offer travellers who want something more from their annual beach holiday.
Nicknamed ‘The Miami of Morocco’, Agadir has hundreds of years of history and culture despite only being half a century old. The original Agadir and most of its ancient buildings were destroyed in an earthquake during the 60’s, and the modern city was built a year later. There’s a memorial park were the old town centre used to be, and an illuminated wall surrounding the location of the old Casbah.
The hotels in Agadir tend to be concentrated around the seaside and downtown districts, but no matter where you decide to base yourself it’s worth putting on your walking shoes and exploring.
With 300 days of sunshine each year and six miles of sandy beach to enjoy it on, it’s no small wonder that Agadir’s reputation as a seaside resort precedes it. The seaside neighbourhood is home to lots of trendy hotels, bars, and restaurants as well as residential housing.
Join the locals for an evening walk along the promenade, with its music bars and street entertainers, or do a spot of high end shopping at the Marina d’Agadir: the expensive new development which sits at the foot of the Casbah hill.
There’s lots of surf schools located around the beach if you want to hang ten, or you can try your hand at other water-sports like sailing, jet skiing, and paragliding. If you’re feeling energetic, walk up to the Casbah from the north end of the bay. The hill boasts the best views in town.
The wide palm tree lined avenues and breezy squares of Agadir’s city centre are a world away from the narrow streets of most Moroccan cities.
Relax and do a spot of people watching in the Parisian style pavement cafes, head to a Hammam for a traditional Moroccan spa experience, or simply enjoy a wander around the shaded parks. There are plenty of reasonably priced hotels in the city centre too, if you don’t mind being too far from the famous beaches and golf courses.
One of the biggest attractions of downtown is the Valley of the Birds, a free zoo which contains a exotic birds and interesting mammals from the nearby Atlas Mountains.
The massive Souk El Had is a good place to practice your haggling. With over three thousand stalls you’re sure to find some interesting souvenirs. If you’re not confident in your negotiation skills, look for the shops which offer a ‘fixed price’ on goods. They’re generally very reasonable, and it’s a good idea to visit them before the stalls as it gives you a good idea of what the products are worth.
Absolutely loved it there. The people are very kind and there is so much culture to explore. Moroccon tea is a must have.
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I have been fortunate to have visited a few places in my lifetime but none stand out to me quite like Agadir in Morocco. Being by the sea, Agadir is cool. The breeze that comes into the town brings with it sand which covers the ornate streets like a brown sand, and even though it is not what you would call a party town in comparison to say, Ibiza, you are never left feeling like this is a town in need of a few more tourists. The people are friendly and whilst the menus available might not be to everyone's tastes (the food, regardless of nationality, is cooked by Moroccans), with a little research you can certainly find something to suit every palette. All in all I loved the fact that you can hire a bike with little more than a desire to get dusty. Just make sure that if you do decide to go to Agadir, you don't leave until you've gone Quad biking with the locals. Amazing.
The most beautiful beaches in Morocco are said to be in the area north of Agadir. Little villages like Taghazout and Imiouadar are all within driving distance and worth a day trip (we wanted to stay a night in Taghazout but couldn't find accommodations). In Agadir itself, lose yourself in Souk Lhed, the biggest souk in Morocco.