A holiday in Agadir is all about the beach – an astonishing 8km long stretch of fine, golden sand. With its wide palm-lined streets and laid-back beachfront bars and cafes, which stretch along the seafront promenade, Agadir is one of Morocco’s most modern resorts. More reminiscent of the south of France, than traditionally Moroccan, it is a favourite with families and caters for guests of all ages. Those who like an active holiday won’t be disappointed – there are a number of golf courses nearby, and the long sandy beach is perfect for watersports.
Although little remains of the original Kasbah, it is still one of the best vantage points from which to view the resort. Head up to the hill-top site for a stunning panorama of the city and bay. Agadir, is also one of Morocco’s busiest fishing and commercial ports, and its’ new marina is the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere.
The local Soul Al Had is well worth a visit for stocking up on souvenirs and local handicrafts. This traditional marketplace is open Tuesday through to Sunday from sunrise to sunset and it is up to you to barter your way to the best bargain! To find out more about the local Berber culture visit the Amazigh Heritage Museum.
The city’s location on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, near the foot of the Atlas Mountains, just north of the point where the Souss River flows into the ocean also makes Agadir the perfect base for nature-lovers. A visit to the nearby Souss Massa National park where, dependant on the time of year, you can spot pink flamingoes, storks and the bald ibis is not to be missed.
Transfers and Distances
Approximately 30 minutes transfer from Agadir airport to the town centre.