Mini guide to Agadir
Agadir is located midway along the Moroccan coast of northwestern Africa. With
luxury accommodation, a beautiful beach area, modern city, and some superb outlying
attractions, Agadir is a great holiday destination and transport hub.
The markets in the centre of town offer an ideal opportunity to shop for local
crafts, but bargain hard as prices can be grossly over inflated, especially
in the more touristy Marche Municipal in between Des Far and Sifi Mohammed avenues.
Nearby, Said Oubella on rue ben Brahim is a walled marketplace with many shops
and better prices than the Marche Municipal.
A typical day in Agadir might involve a good few hours spent lazily on the
lovely beach, followed by a wander around the markets. End the day with a visit
to the fishing port at dusk, when the boats return with their catch. Fresh fish
can be bought and cooked on the spot at very reasonable prices.
The beach area offers the usual water sport activities, including: windsurfing,
jet-skiing and parasailing. There are several top golf courses nearby and many
of the larger hotels organise activity days. Agadir's nightlife isn't the liveliest
in the world but there are a plethora of bars catering mainly for the German
Those with a car can take advantage of the wonderful surrounding attractions.
The Kasbah is only 8kms from the town centre and has a Dutch inscription detailing
the trading post founded here in 1746. The view from the Kasbah over the coastline
is magnificent. Also of special interest are: the walled city of Taroudannt,
Paradise Valley and the Massa Lagoon.
Cheap flights from Europe often go to Agadir; the international airport is situated
25kms east of town. If you are travelling alone, try and share a taxi with other
visitors as Grand Taxis have stiff fixed tariffs. Buses arrive at Inezgane,
a suburb of Agadir near the airport; from here local buses or taxis go to town.
Selection of hotels in this region:
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