Agadir – your new favourite beach destination

Long stretches of sandy beaches, beautiful mountainous scenery and stunning Moroccan architecture, we’re sure that Agadir will be your new favourite beach destination.

Where is Agadir?

Located on Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast, this popular resort is nestled at the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains and is the perfect blend of traditional architecture and modern luxuries.

Whether you’re looking for a hot, summer holiday or a winter sun break, you really can’t go wrong. Winter average temperatures here are around 20-22°C while averages in summer reach around 27-30°C – Agadir even boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. While it’s warm during the day, temperatures can drop at night so don’t forget to pack a jacket.

Average flight times to Agadir are around four hours from UK airports and Morocco sits in the same time zone as the UK – so no jetlag!

Agadir - Your new favourite beach destination.

The Agadir coast is lined with golden sands

Why should I visit?

This North-African gem is perfect for both couples and families alike. The sweeping, six-mile-long, crescent shaped beach offers the best spot for soaking up the sun. Relax on the golden sand beaches or head out into the local area to experience a taste of true Moroccan culture. A perfect mix of beach and culture.

Agadir - Your new favourite beach destination.

Agadir is known for its long stretches of golden sands

Click below for our top hotel picks in Agadir:

For families – 4* Tikida Dunas
For couples – 5* Atlantic Palace
For groups – 4* Sol House Taghazout Bay

What can I do there?

Agadir has many top attractions to discover, including the famous Kasbah. Built in 1541, this area once housed some 300 people and today, all that remains is the outer wall. Hike up the mountain or jump in a taxi to the top and revel in the amazing views of the port and Atlantic Ocean below. A definite Instagram worthy photo!

Agadir - Your new favourite beach destination.

Spend some time exploring the Agadir Kasbah

Grab the kids and learn all about the traditional Berber culture at one of the many museums such as the Museé Bert Flint and Musee du Patrimoine Amazigh d’Agadir. Here you can see the rich history of Berber culture and gain an insight into the day-to-day life of the regions Amazigh people through the crafts and jewellery left behind. For a unique insight into Berber life, visit La Medina d’Agadir – a grand reconstruction of the city’s old medina. Wander the walled streets lined with shops and restaurants and get a true feel of a city-within-a-city.

The Souk El Had is the perfect place to bag a bargain. This expansive walled market literally translates to “Sunday Market” but don’t be put off – it’s only closed on a Monday! With everything from ceramics to spices, leather goods to hand carved furniture, you will be sure to find something you fall in love with. From Tuesday to Thursday the market is generally a little quieter so try your bartering skills and grab a bargain!

Agadir - Your new favourite beach destination.

Barter for a bargain at the Souk Elhad

For ultimate relaxation try a local Moroccan Hammam and experience true Moroccan luxury. This spa involves moving through a series of rooms – from hot to cold – and experiencing a range of treatments. Relax in the steam room and move on to a black olive or henna scrub. This traditional spa is a very common and social experience in Morocco and sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated and full of life.

Wander the streets and marvel in the traditional Moroccan architecture. Visit local Moorish cafes and soak up the true atmosphere of Morocco. For a totally unique way to see the sights then why not join a camel ride following ancient trails through the mountains before returning to see the picture perfect sunset over the beach.

Agadir - Your new favourite beach destination.

Camel rides are a great way to take in your new surroundings

Foodies will fall in love with the abundance of restaurants in Agadir. There is a collection of seaside open air restaurants that line the promenade, serving a myriad of cuisine at high end quality. Great food with great views! Agadir is known for its busy fishing port, so if you are a seafood lover then you’ve come to the right place. We recommend Le Petit Pecheur for the most amazing shellfish dishes. Take a stroll into the heart of the city and you will find copious amounts of back streets, all housing the most amazing traditional Moroccan restaurants. These are the best places to try if you want to eat like a local – and they’re usually cheaper too. Try Restaurant Daffy for an authentic meal.

Agadir isn’t just a peaceful beach town, there are plenty of bars, nightclubs and even casinos to keep you entertained until the early hours. Walk the promenade and experience the beach by night. Try a specialty local cocktail, enjoy live music in a chic bar or dance the night away at some of the area’s most exclusive nightclubs such as Le So Night Lounge located in the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa. A perfect way to finish off a perfect day.

 

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Written on 3rd April 2018 by

Charlotte Havercroft

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