Sample some of the best beaches in Morocco with a holiday to Agadir. This family-friendly destination offers the year-round warm weather, fascinating sights and a wealth of resorts to make you feel right at home.
Discover a town that has undergone a complete renovation since being hit by an earthquake in the 1960s. Wander along the palm tree-lined avenues, stop for a cup of traditional tea at one of the cafes and practice your haggling at the bazaar. If you want to experience Agadir for yourself, here is everything you need to know.
Location: Southwestern Morocco
Currency: Moroccan dirham
Flight time from UK: 3 hours and 40 minutes to Agadir-Al Massira Airport
Temperature: Between 15 and 20 degrees (October to May) and high 20s to low 30s during summer.
Best time to go: June to September
What’s it all about?
Agadir is a town that has battled against adversity. It was completely destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 1960 but the resilience of its community saw it blossom from this tragedy. In the years since the town has been rebuilt and is now Morocco’s largest seaside resort welcoming holidaymakers from all over the world.
The star attraction is undoubtedly its coastline. Agadir doesn’t skimp when it comes to beaches; there is just the nine miles of pristine white sand which leads all the way to nearby Essaouria. It runs along the entire town and is a favourite with everyone from families to surfers.
However, it is not just the beaches that bring people to Agadir. The renovation of the town may give it a modern facade, but it has still retained its charm of yesteryear. Pop into the bazaars and try your hand haggling for homemade goods before smelling the array of spices that greet you at the souks and even pick up something delicious for dinner at the fish market.
Agadir also provides a gateway to the Sahara Desert and what better way to explore this wonder of the world than by 4×4? Visit the ancient walled city of Taroundant on a day trip and watch the sunset from your hotel balcony.
What and where to eat
No holiday to Morocco would be complete without embarking on a foodie adventure and tasting some of the delicious cuisine that hails from this part of the world. Wander around the markets and souks and you will be enticed by the inviting aromas of north African food and you will be compelled to give it a try.
Being a port, it is only natural that Agadir is blessed with some excellent seafood. Fish chermoula is a delicious dish which includes a marinade of herbs and spices, grilled over coals and served with a dipping sauce. Then, of course, there are a range of dishes served on a bed of traditional, fluffy couscous – the ultimate staple of Moroccan cooking.
Street food is huge in Morocco with towns across the country alive with vendors serving up delicious bitesize snacks. Agadir is no different and you can pick up a tasty kebab, calamari or grilled sardines as well as a delicacy known as makouda – deep fried potato balls dipped in a spicy harissa sauce.
Agadir has a number of different zones when it comes to restaurants. You can find some of the cheapest eateries in the Nouveau Talbourjt area, there are more western and international fare close to the beach while the Uniprix and Batoir are both good places for a bit to eat.
Where to stay
There are not many better holiday feelings than opening the curtains to an ocean view. So when you’re staying in a resort which has nine miles of coastline you will naturally want to stay on the beachfront. The promenade is home to a number of hotels including the 4-star Iberostar Founty Beach and the 3-star Caribbean Village Agador which offer an excellent choice for families and couples alike.
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