Agadir

Region: Souss – Massa – Drâa
Population: 600,000

 

Agadir is located on the southern Atlantic coast of Morocco and the most popular beach destination in the country. It attracts international tourists from numerous parts of the world and offers a wide variety of sports like swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing, fishing, tennis, horseback riding or golf for active days - but also a vibrant and exciting nightlife. There are many features calling for a holiday in Agadir: the mild climate with a yearly average temperature of 18.5° C and 330 days of sunshine, as well as the fine sandy beach of nine kilometers length.

The lovely hinterland is ideal for day trips to the agricultural and folkloristic attractions of the region, easily accessible through the well-maintained infrastructure. After a devastating earthquake in 1960, only very few remnants of former times are left in the city, among them the ruins of the old Kasbah dating back to the 16th century, with an adjoining hill rising to 236 m for a nice lookout onto the sea and land. Today, Agadir is a newly built town with wide boulevards, subtropical vegetation, many street cafés and restaurants. It is the provincial capital and houses various colleges and universities as well as a busy industry and harbor.

At some distance from the tourist areas, Agadir is a modern place with vivid living quarters and a commercial district filled with colorful markets and an abundance of shops. The beach in Agadir bribes its guests by being endlessly long and clean, sometimes boasting flamingos at its southern end. About 20 km north, Taghazoute’s dune beach can be found, hosting a surfer’s paradise. Next to the tourist and surf centers are several golf courses nearby, for those who long for a putting green in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean...