Visit Agadir: a modern seaside resort with a twist.
In this article, I will explain the most important reasons to visit Agadir including tips on how to enjoy your visit to the fullest.
One of the reasons why Morocco is a big attraction to tourists from all around the world is its cultural and landscape diversity. Being in Morocco means offering yourself multiple travel options at once; mountains, desert, beaches, and more.
Agadir, for sure, is one of the amazing travel options that Morocco offers to its visitors. Starting from its large Atlantic coastal beaches and offshore, to warm nice weather. Without ignoring numerous activities you can do during your visit.
No matter how long your stay is, there is always something to do and enjoy your time.
So What makes Agadir so special to visit and worth planning your next trip to it?
What makes planning to visit Agadir worth it?
Agadir is one of the biggest Moroccan cities, located 200 km south of Marrakech. with 742,130 inhabitants and a 2297 km2 surface. It is considered the capital city of Berber culture since the majority of the population speaks the original Moroccan language, Berber (Tamazight).
Besides the authentic Berber culture, Agadir is a city of agriculture. it is ranked number one in vegetable and fruit production, as well as its fishing port, which is also the biggest one in the country.
So, fresh food is guaranteed in this beautiful city.
But we are going to talk about what could encourage you to consider it one of your future destinations. how you can enjoy your vacation in it, and what makes it so special.
Agadir is a year-round destination because the weather is pleasant throughout the year. That’s why it’s known for its bright, sunny days, cool, pleasant nights, and low rainfall.
While most Moroccan places have tough and cold winters, Agadir remains warm and pleasant enough that you can even find it ideal to swim and practice water activities. The average temperature in that city is around 16 to 20 degrees Celsius.
So if you live in Europe or cold places and want to escape the cold, freezing winter for a few days or a couple of weeks, but warm places like Asia and Latin America are far away, then maybe Agadir will be your best option.
The large, fine sandy beach; The reason number one for visiting Agadir.
Agadir is the provincial capital of the Souss Massa region, it stands on the Atlantic coast. That’s what makes the numerous beaches in the city and around its main features. You can just relax in the cornic of Agadir or discover other stunning beaches in less than 30 km.
Agadir is an excellent destination for water-based activities. You can enjoy a range of sports while visiting Agadir including surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, water skiing, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, and more.
After you get the tan you wish, get off your relaxing lounger and practice surfing in the same cornic or in one of the surfing villages (Taghazout, Imi Ouadar, and others). You can also take fishing lessons on a boat or just enjoy a boat cruise.
One of the most attractive travel options is security.
Like the entire country, Agadir city is one of the safest cities in Morocco, you can hang on all alone safely whether you are a woman or a man.
Special tourist police are there 24/7 for the safety and comfort of any visitor, so walking along the beach whenever you want, whether in the daytime or at night. And going shopping is never an issue.
Wide choice of accommodation; resorts, apartments, and more
Finding your perfect vacation lodging in Agadir is never a problem. When talking about Agadir, the first thing that comes to mind is relaxing resorts. Various of them are located along the beach.
Besides the resort option, you can also pick one of the hotels from all categories whether downtown or also on the beachfront. And the same is for the apartments or villas if you are a group of friends or a family.
Because Agadir is not only about resorts and water sports, enjoying your time with other options is limitless.
After taking in the joy of sunbathing, surfing, and all the water activities provided, maybe you will want to explore the city.
You can wander downtown, try different restaurants and cafes, then visit different museums, such as the museum of Amazigh culture, Agadir’s history, and the Memory of Agadir.
At the entrance of Agadir on the way from Marrakech the only zoological park of crocodiles Croco Park welcomes you, so maybe you would stop by if you are there during the opening hours from 10: 30 am to 5:30 pm 7/7 except for El Eid.
If you are a golf lover, you will have the chance to enjoy it at 3 of the most famous and great golf courses in Morocco: Golf Club Med Les Dunes, Golf du Soleil, and Ocean Golf.
Because Agadir has the biggest market in Morocco, why not visit the Souk el Had and shop for presents or anything you need, from food of different sorts, to handicrafts, without forgetting Argan products, whether oil or cosmetics.
Since the Area of Agadir is the only producer of argan in the world, You can also watch the process of its extraction as you will encounter a few women’s cooperatives placed there.
Day trip options
Plenty of nice places are easy to reach, whether you rent a car, contact a tour company or use common transportation such as taxis and buses.
Visit Taghazout and Imi Ouadar, only 20 and 30 km away. These two places are considered fishing villages, also known in the whole world as some of the greatest surfing spots. That’s why you will find plenty of surfing schools.
But surfing is not the only thing you can do there. You will find yourself on the best beaches in Morocco where you will enjoy peace and calm.
You can stay a night over there in one of the front beach resorts or apartments affordable for everyone, or just have a drink or dinner with an animated atmosphere.
You can even go further and visit places like Taroudant, nicknamed “Little Marrakech” for its authentic kasbahs and medieval walls and architecture.
Tiznit; a village in the south of Agadir, is famous for its Berber handcrafts since it is the city of silver jewelry in Morocco and the whole of Africa.
Because you are in the most amazing coastal region in Morocco, while visiting Tiznit you will discover the gorgeous beach in the villages of Aglou and Lagzira and enjoy a more peaceful and relaxing time.
Last but not least, what is more, amazing than enjoying the mountains at the same time while you are on the beach? Visit the fascinating Paradise Valley in the Anti-Atlas, explore the typical Berber villages, go hiking, and camping, as well as horse riding, and much more.
All mentioned above make visiting Agadir worth it whether you include it in your Morocco tour to get or even make it your main destination since it provides you with anything you want to make your vacation memorable.