Agadir is the tourist centre of Morocco. With palm laden broad promenades, golden sandy beaches and international class hotels, Agadir is a modern and dynamic place to visit. Agadir was remodelled in the late 20th century following a earthquake, meaning much of its architecture is newer than one might expect. Agadir now owes most of its prosperity to the tourist trade. It is very impressive, stylish, glitzy and glamorous. This is a place to get dressed up in, to put your travel shorts and boots away and pull out all your best gear. Primarily, this is a place to lie on a beach, enjoy the sunshine and have a great time.
Agadir has some beautiful beaches which are perhaps one of its biggest attractions. It also enjoys all year round glorious sunshine. Life thus, revolves around the beach and the activities available surrounding it. The beaches are very clean and safe.
Sunbathers can generally relax in peace, with plenty of little cafes to visit when you need a break from the sun. There are plenty of fun things to do as well. There is jet skiing, quad biking, dune bugging, horse and camel riding and even a little tourist train to go on. It is always important to be extra vigilant in these waters though, as the undertow can be dangerous. Always check the beach rules and regulations before you enter the water and adhere to them. If you have children it is advisable to be very cautious for them going in swimming, as the undertows are unpredictable and strong.
As Agadir is very modern, there are very few historical sites to visit. This is a ‘resort’ more than an adventure. The hotels, shops and beaches are all set up for tourists and providing a great holiday atmosphere though. The brand new marina is worth a look round though and you should definitely visit the Ancienne Talborit, a grassy mound where the medina once stood. Very sadly, many bodies were trapped there during the earthquake and never recovered.
As well as exploring the different beaches, there is the Souss-Massa National Park to visit, which offers excellent bird-watching, such as cranes and flamingos. Paradise Valley also makes for a great day trip, with mountain trails and seasonal waterfalls. Day trips are always a great ways to spend some time and there are several wonderful places to visit.so you don’t feel that you have to stay in the one place. There is plenty to explore and do.
There is a variety of different types of accommodation to choose from in Agadir. You can choose from the most expensive and exclusive hotels, to hostels, self-catering or camping. There are also eco-lodges and converted Kasbahs in the mountains to choose from or even historic riads. As Agadir is a tourist destination, there are a number of holiday resorts to stay at, very close to the beaches and with excellent facilities available. With something for everyone your needs should be met easily.
Agadir is a place to go if you are looking for a holiday of enjoying the beach and nightlife, getting dressed up and enjoying a modern and vibrant young city. Agadir is about glamour, fun, elegance and sunshine.