Is Agadir on your travel wish list? With 300 days of sunshine per year, bustling souks and – of course – a long crescent of golden sandy beach, we don’t blame you. This vibrant Moroccan city is a must-visit for every kind of beach lover, from families to couples, no matter what’s in your pocket. Everyone deserves their perfect beach holiday, so here’s our pick of things to do in Agadir on a budget.
Stay in a great value hotel
Do you splurge on somewhere to stay, then save on your day-to-day activities? Or do you opt for a budget-friendly base, too? Whatever your holiday saving style is like, there are hotels in Agadir to suit all pockets. If you prefer everything to be paid for before you jet off, consider going All Inclusive. When your meals and drinks are already covered, all your holiday spends can go towards exploring and important extras – like ice cream. Looking for a hotel that gets the balance right between affordability and great facilities? Check out the Allegro Agadir – it’s close to the beach and offers two swimming pools, a kids club and much more. Perfect for staying in Agadir on a budget.
Take in the view from the Kasbah
On the lookout for an adventure that comes with a breathtaking view? Make your way to the hilltop Kasbah that overlooks Agadir’s city and beach. Only the walls of this historic fortress remain, but you can see for miles if the weather is clear. If you choose to hike to the top, make sure you take plenty of bottled water and sun cream. Otherwise, hop in a taxi for a short trip that’s probably worth the cost in this case. We bet you’ll have Rock the Casbah in your head all day long.
Relax on Agadir Beach
No trip to Agadir is complete without a beach day or two. Laying down a towel and soaking up the sun is blissfully free. There is also the option to rent a low-cost sun lounger and parasol for the day if you wish. Take a picnic for a cheap, tasty lunch or head into one of the restaurants and cafes that line the beachfront promenade – choose one frequented by locals for the best prices. Fill your day with splashing in the sea, playing beach games or reading on the sand, and you’ll be surprised at how little you need to spend to have some fun in the sun.
Get lost in a Moroccan market
Going shopping when you’re watching your wallet may seem like an odd suggestion, but trust us. Agadir’s souks are such an authentic and interesting part of its culture that it would be a shame to miss out on the sights, smells and photo opportunities of these Moroccan markets. Take your camera (or smartphone) and take advantage of the rainbows of spices and silks – they will brighten up your Instagram instantly. The array of colours make a great backdrop for a selfie or holiday snap and – you never know – you might even spot a bargain as you browse.
Meet the crocs
Tick tock, tick tock… Don’t worry, no Captain Hooks were harmed in the making of Croc Parc, a thrilling attraction that will bring you face to face with some real-life crocodiles. Enter near the giant jaws and let the excitement begin. For an entrance fee of €11 (€9 for kids aged 3-12), you’ll get a full day of family fun in Agadir on a budget, as well as educational experiences and a colourful playground. Book your transport or taxi in advance for the best rates – it’s a short drive away from the city centre.
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