Agadir

Agadir The Miami of Morocco

The untainted beauty of Agadir hinterland

The outlying area is among the most beautiful ones in Morocco

Agadir is an unmissable place. The Souss Valley and, a bit further, the peaks of the Lesser Atlas Mountains form excellent compositions as only nature can do. This backcountry is rich in possibilities for you to immerse yourself in the joys of exploration and green tourism.

If you’re a lover of green and vast spaces, the Souss Massa National Park is not to be overlooked. It is home to extraordinary wildlife: 250 bird species, including the famous bald ibis, antelopes, boars, and mongooses. Hike through this untamed wilderness for an unforgettable experience. Elsewhere in the park, at Tifnit, the rock walls will catch your eye, for they are riddled with the carved-out homes of ancient cave dwellers abandoned long ago.

The vegetation growing, flourishing, and blossoming throughout the region, is just stunning. Fruit-laden trees like almond trees and argan trees – the source of the famous oil – become even more attractive after the winter. Flowers bloom, feeding honey production in the area. There are scenic routes devoted to these flowers that you can follow to learn about the know-how, the culinary tradition, and the lifestyle of the region.

Discovery is one of the top activities in and around Agadir. So wander from site to site and let nature and its treasures surprise you!

Experience Agadir’s rich heritage

Agadir owes much of its reputation to its bay and its inexhaustible hinterland. Not to forget its outstanding culture side. It’s a city where heritage treasures seamlessly blend with the modern side of it.

Leave behind the ocean’s shores and cross the walls of the medina. Roam through the narrow streets lined with walls decorated with zelliges, and pass under elaborate doors to meet and learn the skills of the gadiris craftsmen. Then join the Kasbah, perched on a rock 236 metres high. The earthquake of 1960 surprinsingly saved the building, and for five centuries now, the Kasbah with various influences, has been protecting the city.

In the medina, a museum pays tribute to Amazigh culture. Craftsmen make jewellery and artists play intoxicating tunes. Music is also in vogue in Agadir, and a number of festivals are held there all year round, notably the Timitar festival, dedicated to world music or the famous concert for tolerance.

Agadir is also a culinary culture  that makes use of the foodstuffs of its outstanding hinterland. Delight your taste buds with various specialties, flatter your palate with a delicious monkfish with lemon confit or a chicken tagine with honey, almonds and grapes.

So much for the beautiful Agadir : a varied culture that takes place in a cheerful and always lively city.

Agadir-Taghaout, an active destination

In the west of the country, bordered by the waves of the Atlantic, Agadir is one of the pearls of Morocco. Whatever the season, the sun pours its rays and the city enjoys a pleasant climate that the trade winds still soften. Above all, its 10-kilometre-long seafront offers tourists magnificent views of the blue ocean and the opportunity to laze around in the best conditions.

The main seaside resort of the country, the city with 300 days of sunshine per year, is full of activities. At the water’s edge, cafés and restaurants open their doors to you, introduce you to the local gastronomy and submit their specialities to the enlightened judgements of your taste buds!

Further on in the city, the El Had souk spreads out through the streets, deploys its stalls: more than 6,000 shops offer themselves to your curiosity and you will enjoy strolling in this atmosphere animated by the negotiations of the merchants. Never sleepy, the city welcomes every summer the Timitar festival dedicated to world music and more specifically to Amazigh music.

Open to the ocean and the world, Agadir is an active city where it is good to relax.

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