Agadir has a seemingly never ending supply of year-round sunshine, with temperatures here much warmer than can be expected in other Moroccan coastal resorts. If you are a sun worshipper and not necessarily looking for the cultural side of Morocco, then head for Agadir – the beaches go on for miles!
Agadir is a ‘purpose-built’ beach resort, and as such is considered by us as the “Benidorm of Morocco”. With a port that is second only to Casablanca, wide sandy beaches, a proliferation of side street cafes, shops and bars, and where the night never seems to end, you will find it teeming with tourists during the summer months.
After an earthquake in the 60’s, Agadir was completely re-built, and has very little ambience or history remaining apart from the last vestiges of a Kasbah high on the point overlooking the coastline.
That said, the Sofitel Agadir is an excellent hotel with a lovely private beach and is quite popular with our clients. Alternate accommodation along the coast to the south can be found in Massa and Mirleft, both incredibly remote and peaceful by comparison to Agadir.
For an injection of culture, history and the sights and sounds of Morocco, the pink-walled city of Taroudant with its exciting souks is just an hour away.
Anti Atlas Mounains and Tafraoute
A full day trip will take you through the beautiful Anti Atlas mountains to the superbly picturesque town of Tafraoute, dominated by fantastical rock formations.
Three hours from Agadir, Goulimine is a desert town where the “blue men” come from the desert to trade their camels. There is an annual Camel Festival held near Goulimine each July – an absolute must if you are in the area at this time of year!