Agadir - Do & See
To get a taste of the hustle and bustle of old Agadir, head down to the port where you can watch the fishermen bring in the daily catch, head out to the souk and do a spot of bartering, or trek up to the remains of the 16th-century Kasbah and take in the spectacular sights of the bay.
Agadir’s top attraction is the six mile crescent shaped beach, soak up the sun, splash in the surf and enjoy!
Speaking of surf - there are many places in Agadir that are well suited for surfing, a few examples are Devils rock, Imesouane bay and Ankhor point. If you are interested in learning to surf there are a number of schools and camps to help you get started.
Built in 1540, all that remains of the old Kasbah are the fortified walls, however, the trip up the hill to this historic site is worth it for the view alone.
Engraved into the hill in Arabic are the words God, King and Country. The Moroccans are prohibited to speak anything bad about any of these three things. If you are interested in history you can easily find a professional guide here to take you on a tour.
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Agadir’s walled souk and get ready to barter for your souvenirs! A "souk" is a term of a central, local market in an Arabic city selling spices, textiles and jewellery.
If you take a taxi to the Souk al-Had you should ask for it by name, since some taxi drivers take you to their own personal souk. You recognize the real souk by its ochre wall and the numbered gates.
If you’re looking to taste the hustle and bustle of a typically Moroccan town, then head for the fishing port. It is a great place to wander around, take pictures and maybe buy your own fish that you can cook at home.
La Médina d´Agadir
La Médina d´Agadir is a fascinating reconstruction of a typical Moroccan Berber village. It was built using traditional building techniques and local materials. Today, visitors can stroll the alleys and shop in the many small boutiques.
Museum Municipal Amazigh
This museum offers a fascinating insight into the culture and art of the Berbers, the original inhabitants of Morocco. You can see a collection of old Berber music instruments, carpets, architecture, pottery, jewellery and traditional clothing from the 18th and 19th century.
Port de Plaisance Marina
Don’t miss this beautiful marina located south of the commercial port, surrounded by shopping and new condos. This marina was made in 2008 and has supermarkets and fresh markets close by.
In the area of Agadir, there are three different golf clubs. The Agadir Royal Golf Club with 9 holes is the oldest one, founded in 1951 and the other two Les Dunes Golf Club and Le Soleil Golf Club opened in the 90's. The climate here is perfect for all year golfing.
Le Musée de l' Argan
This place should not be mistaken for a museum even if the name says it is. This is a traditional Eastern spa with a Hammam and body and facial treatments. Come here to get a thorough scrub and a relaxing moment.
Vallée des Oiseaux
Vallée des Oiseaux is a small zoo with its focus on birds. With its playground, different animals and no entrance fee, this is a perfect place for the family to visit. It can be very crowded during weekends since it is also very popular among the locals.
If the Moroccan cuisine impress you and you wish to cook your own Tagine and couscous, sign up for a cooking class. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or more advanced chef, everyone with a food interest enjoys this class.
The best way to experience the genuine atmosphere of Morocco and Agadir, is from the saddle of a Camel. Several companies offer the opportunity to take a tour along the long sandy beach and watch the beautiful sunset.
To find the hidden spots of Agadir and its surrounding, a bike is a good option for transporting yourself. Book a tour with a guide and let them tell you about the country, city and what they recommend you to see. There are tours for different levels.
Agadir Oufella Ruins
This was once the original city but today the ruins give the visitors a spectacular view of the "new" Agadir. Go for a guided tour, a Camel ride or just take the perfect photos for the family album.
North from Agadir, you find this 8 km long sandy beach, first visited by the hippies who came here in the 60's. Today it is considered to be one of the best surf spot of Morocco but it is also well-visited by people who is looking for a relaxed day in the sun.