Agadir is a coastal resort in south west Morocco, backed by the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and facing out towards the Atlantic Ocean.
The resort was destroyed by an earthquake in 1960 and a total rebuild means it now has a modern feel with lots of gardens and parks and a spacious boulevard running alongside the beach. It is a busy working city for agriculture and sardine fishing as well as tourism.
A holiday to Agadir is an ideal place for those wanting to relax on a beach and also enjoy some culture. It is a popular resort due to its fantastic year-round sunshine and huge beach of soft golden sand.
What are the beaches like in Agadir?
The beach at Agadir is one of Morocco's most popular, and with 10km of sandy shore shelving out to warm clear waters, it's easy to understand why.
The large beach never feels crowded and the bay layout helps shelter you from ocean winds making the sea a perfect temperature.
Numerous water sports are available including jet skiing and wind surfing and in quieter areas you can ride on a dune buggy. Or if you fancy spending the day doing something less adventurous then relax at one of the bars or cafes that line the beach.
Sightseeing in Agadir
Near to Agadir you'll find lots of activities to keep everyone entertained. Pay a visit to Valley of the Birds a vast zoo and aviary. Donkey and camel rides are popular in the area as is shark fishing.
For a taste of the resort's history and culture take a trip to the ancient town of Taroudannt. The Medina d'Agadir is also a popular pick, it's a reproduction of a traditional medina but gives the chance to really experience the atmosphere.
Eating out in Agadir
Morocco is known as a rich melting pot of North African and European culture, with a distinct French influence. This is reflected in the dining options available on your Agadir holiday.
All budgets are catered for thanks to the mix of fine dining, cafes and street stalls. Tajine stews, served with cous cous, are the local staple as well as Pastilla a pastry parcel filled with pigeon and ground almonds and sprinkled with icing sugar.
- Nearest Airport
- Dirham. This is officially a closed currency and must be purchased during a visit to Morroco and converted back before departing the country.
- Moroccan Arabic is the Official Language. At least half the population can speak French.