With its long sandy beaches, 340 days of sunshine a year and European – style cafes, it’s not hard to see why Agadir is a favourite holiday destination amongst tourists.It’s not a traditional city you would expect to find in Morocco. However, it’s modern, busy and dynamic qualities make it the country’s most visited and popular resort.
A holiday in Agadir will be more action packed than you can imagine. There are plenty of water – sports available including jet – skiing and diving, quad biking, horse riding, golf, tennis and even camel riding. For those who prefer to relax, Agadir is Morocco’s premier seaside resort which you will not be disappointed with. You can choose to relax and sunbath or go out on one of the boat trips where you can see dolphins and whales. The beaches are swept clean every morning and patrols keep you free from peddlers and beggars, making your experience a truly relaxing one.
Nightlife is about café and restaurant culture rather than pubbing and clubbing. Due to this, street café’s stay open late into the night.There are only three main clubs in Agadir, all of which are part of hotels. Normally these clubs will be playing a wide range of music including R ‘n’ B, hip hop, Arabic, house, Spanish, Latin and Moroccan. Drinks tend to be expensive as you can pay up to £9 for a cocktail and nights start late with clubs not getting busy until about 12.30. It’s a worthwhile experience though with a friendly and energetic atmosphere and tunes guaranteed to get you on the dance floor.
Your holiday in Agadir may see you braving the local cuisine or sticking with familiar British delights. For traditional Moroccan cuisine, head to Nouvelle Talbortj which has many different restaurants on offer, all of which are very cheap.There are also plenty of good restaurants located on the beach which offer good value and brilliant views.
Where to Stay
Agadir’s luxury, modern hotels are great for those looking for convenience and organised entertainment. Package holidays are very popular with those choosing to holiday in Agadir. Most hotels offer excursions and activities you can participate in for an extra cost.If you would prefer something more traditional to the Moroccan culture, the Nouvelle Talbortj area comes highly recommended and is complimented by its cheap prices.
There is plenty to see and do during your holiday in Agadir. You can take your pick from the five museums on offer, take cultural day trips to the Massa Lagoon, Paradie Valley and the old walled city of Taroudannt.If you’re more active, take time out from Agadir to head up into the Atlas Mountains. Agadir is used by many trekkers and mountain bikers as the jump off point for adventuring in the beautiful blood-red mountains that overlook Agadir.
Agadir’s trains, buses and taxis are abundant, frequent and cheap making transportation quick and easy.