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Agadir Off The Beaten Path: 28 reviews and 93 photos
Glad you have chosen to go to Morocco for your trip in June. Agadir is a good base or a handy airport to fly into and then take off for other sights further afield. Being June its summer and getting pretty warm or rather hot in some places so having the beach will be nice.
but you dont have to keep Agadir as your base for the whole time. There are places up along the coast that make interesting visits such as the national park that is just north of Agadir where the rare bald Ibis can potentially be seen if you are lucky, there are cute fishing villages such as Immousouane - which does have a good camping ground, as do other places along the coast from Agadir - and Essaouira is of course lovely....makes a nice drive and a good place to stay overnight as well at Essaouira.
Out into the mountains Immouzzer makes a nice drive and there is a waterfall out there - might not have much water in it but even still the daredevil locals still try to make money by captivatingly diving into a small pool at the bottom of the waterfall rocks.
then there are places south such as Souss Massa national park where you can get a guide at the entrance and go walking through a nature reserve and see different birds such as flamingoes, and also the rare bald ibis if you are lucky, that have flown in from elsewhere and sometimes wild pigs and other animals amongst the sand dunes.
South of there is very interesting walled old city gateway to the sahara city of Tiznit. and the lovely beach nearby of Aglou Plage with its fisherman cave huts. good place to stay overnight and have seafood lunches by the sea.
from Aglou theres a road following the coast down to Mihrleft and the old spanish colonial town of Sidi Ifni.
then Goulmime is interesting for its camel market on sundays but gradually been downscaling.
then from Tiznit the road into the Anti Atlas takes you over Col Kerdous to lovely Tafraoute - pink rocks and houses and good place to buy carpets with great colours by the women around the area, also special patterned shoes that the men and women wear. nice place to stay as a base and see the Ait Mansour gorge and Ameln valley with its cute villages amongst the rocks.
the up to Agadir via Ait Baha past the fortress hilltop town of Tizourgane (which is open for visitors and also has a hotel for overnight accommodation).
you can from Inezgane turn right and go to Taroudant or do Taroudant as a day trip from Agadir, like a mini marrakech with less tours and agressive hustle a good place to buy leather and silver goods and carved limestone. 2 permanent souks ie the Arabic souk and the Berber souk. but on Sundays a large souk on the outskirts of souk that people from miles away come to buy and sell animals and all sorts of produce and textiles and household goods.
a few sights to see then driving over Tizntest, Morocco's 3rd highest mountain pass - after an hour or so you come to 12 th century fortress mosque of Tin Mal and good souk at Ijoukak nearby on Tuesdays.
You can keep on going and drive up to Imlil and stay there at the hiking town that serves Moroccos highest mountain Jebel Toubkal. nice place to stay for a couple or more days and do some walks aorund the valley the town is in or head on up to the top of Toubkal - an overnight trip. flowers im told come out up there in June.
and then not far from there is Marrakech.
the freeway between Agadir and Marrakech has cut the drive time down by about an hour so can do the route in about 3 hours now.
north of Marrakech is lovely Cascade douzoud with nice lower priced hotel and Moroccos highest waterfall. just north of there is the Himalaya like drive over to the valley of Ait Bougoumez which is full of purple orchids in June. have a good place to stay there at Tabant and go for some good walks or horse rides to dinosaur prints or just enjoy beautiful landscapes and berber villages - so a good place for kids.
those are the handiest places from Agadir - but as said wouldnt stay and base overnight in Agadir more than a couple of nights Id reckon. lots of other places to visit and enjoy too.
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