January – December
LCY → AGA
Up to 90 days
Taxi: 37 £GBP (20 min)
Bus: 0.7 £GBP (30 min)
Lunch ≈ 6 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 15 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 2.50 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.50 £GBP
Travel insurance is recommended
Agadir represents Morocco’s best beach and is the country’s premier holiday destination. The city’s beach is golden sandy sweep that stretches for more than 9 kilometres, curving around a wide bay on the country’s Atlantic sea coast. The beaches translucent water and powder-soft sands have earned it the distinction of Blue Flag status.
The city was destroyed in an earthquake in 1960 and instead of trying to rebuild what remained, city officials decided to start completely from scratch. This means today’s Agadir is fill of broad, palm-lined avenues lined with high-rise hotels and cafés and flanked with verdant parkland. The city’s modern face does not mean it lacks in old-world charm. As you walk past contemporary stores and restaurants you will still find spice-scented souks, colourful bazaars and spindly minarets. Haggle for spices and souvenirs at Souk El-Had and spend the evenings at hip restaurants by the marina on Agadir holidays. Venture a little further and you will find traditional Berber villages and secluded beaches.
Temperature: Average temperatures of 20 to 26 degrees Celsius.
Best time for holidays to Agadir: Anytime, Agadir is a truly year-round destination. However autumn is popular.
Agadir enjoys sunshine all year, with highs of 26 degrees Celsius in the summer. Spring is the wettest season, but there is still plenty of sunshine with average temperature daily of 22 degrees Celsius. With cooler evenings and warm days, one of the best times for Agadir holidays is autumn, winter holidaymakers have the advantage of less crowds and still enjoy up to 10 hours of sunshine daily.
One beach rules over all others in Agadir. The main beach is at Agadir’s doorstep and runs uninterrupted for a full 9 kilometres. If you want a different scene, there are also a few sandy stretches along the coast leading to Essaouria. These beaches attract surfers and families, because they are slightly quieter than the main strip of sand.
Agadir is the perfect location for day trips. Within easy reach is the ancient city of Taroudant, this walled features fascinating maze-like alleyways. Agadir is also not far from Morocco’s largest bird and wildlife reserve - Massa Lagoon.
The secluded beach at Legzira is only a couple hours’ drive from Agadir. Two awe-inspiring bright red rock arch formations stretch across the sand to the sea and make it one of the most stunning places to go on holidays to Agadir.
With 9 kilometres of honey hued-coloured sand and bright blue water, Agadir features some of Morocco’s best beaches. Spend a morning basking in the warm African sunshine, then have a bite of lunch dining on freshly-barbecued fish at one of the multiple local stalls on your holidays in Agadir. Act like a local and visit the Souk El-Had for some retail therapy. The fragrance of spices fills the air as you walk past huge mounds of plump dates. By evening, go to one of the stylish restaurants that overlook Agadir’s marina. Relax and watch the sunset sipping on a glass of chilled Moroccan white wine.
With some 300 days of sunshine per year it is little wonder Agadir’s main beach is a huge hit with vacationers. This crescent-shaped bay enjoys shelter from ocean winds, meaning it is perfect for families. After a day spent on the beach, take a wander along the palm-fringed promenade and savour authentic lamb tagine at a restaurant on your Agadir holidays, the dish is slow-cooked with dates and juicy olives.
The Medina de Coco Polizzi village is 13-acres craft stalls and museums and is one of Agadir’s most popular attractions. Remodelled in the ‘90s, it is a labyrinth of cobbled streets and traditional stone arches where local craftspeople display and sell their work. For a truly authentic Moroccan experience, spend a Sunday afternoon in the Souk El-Had watching the locals bartering for fresh vegetables and spices, wander among the stalls selling Moroccan handcrafted lamps, silverware and ceramics during your holidays to Agadir. Some of the best views of the city can be found up the hill at Agadir’s 16th-century kasbah.
To Agadir’s south is Souss Massa National Park – home to pink flamingos. Wild gazelles and ostriches also roam the reserve.