"12 nights in Agadir :-)" Top 5 Page for this destination Agadir by matcrazy1

Agadir Travel Guide: 251 reviews and 758 photos

Real Atlantic Resort

Agadir is the only, by international standarts, Atlantic resort in Morocco. I enjoyed either a beach, water sports, shopping, eating, sunshine and... fogs + desert storms on the beach haha (details in my tourist traps tips).

Agadir looks more like European, full of tourists resort than Moroccan, exotic place. The magic and exotic is rather the name "Agadir" than the place itself. But I was looking for exactly such a place after almost two weeks of traveling here and there in Morocco. Agadir where I stayed 12 nights is ideal base for one-day road trips to wonderful Antiatlas Mountains and other places.


Agadir, ocean and beach

Agadir is very different from any other city in Morocco in my opinion. The city was complitely destroyed by tragic earthquake in 1961 that killed 15,000 inhabitants. Moroccan government decided to build the completely new, modern city or better to say tourist resort. The main attraction of Agadir is 8 km (5 mi) long sandy beach.

Accommodations

Agadir is a favourite tourist destination - most package tours to Morocco contain a few days relax in Agadir. So it is no wonder that Agadir offers what thousands of tourist need. In contrast to typical Moroccan city streets are wide and straight, houses low, hotels placed between the beach and the city very clean and equipped with all needed facilities. You can choose from luxury hotels with all facilities located near the ocean to cheap hotels and pensions near CTM bus station.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Long and broad sandy beach, sandy storms, fogs :-)
  • Cons:Crowded even in October, sandy storms, fogs
  • In a nutshell:Great beach and nice nightlife
  • Last visit to Agadir: Oct 1998
  • Intro Updated Jun 27, 2005
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2010 at 7:03 AM

    Morocco is a great place to visit and to enjoy!

  • Jan 1, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    matt be careful so should others thinking of morocco esp the south theres high risk of saharans eddinehammer who is engliberber and theyre alshey s bensergaow full of sharans whom they know the flats are robbed then people tortured beaten up

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2009 at 6:29 AM

    My goodness you have a lot of tips on your pages!!! Hi from South Africa. Nice tips.

  • Feb 19, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Hello! I will go to agadir shortly and i need the phone number to afric cars, do you still have it? /from lulea

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2007 at 12:03 PM

    Hi Maciek! A versatile page with almost all fulfilled chapters (except the most popular Things to do!). Liked the stolen wheels with humour tip. Ha-ha! But I think you didn't laugh then. Well done VT-job!

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2007 at 11:56 PM

    That fish couscous looks delicous, it's one Moroccan meal I have yet to try. We didn't make it this far south. Looks like an interesting city, though very differently to elsewhere in Morocco perhaps.

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2007 at 3:00 PM

    Agadir looks like a nice place to relax in the sunshine. But I'd rather explore the mountains and deserts. That's more my style of travel.

  • Gatopardo's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2007 at 10:13 AM

    The guys building the sand camel structure should be relatives or friends of those in Puerto Vallarta Mexico building a Virgen de Gpe., on the beach, this ones were more particular, they had a hat right in front fo the people.

  • filipdebont's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2007 at 9:08 AM

    Great tips, matt, i also loved the para-sailing, I did it for the first time on Corfoe - Greece

  • ray_d's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2007 at 2:00 AM

    Exceptional narration. Thank you.

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