Agadir is a modern city on the cost of Morocco. It is a lively city by the Atlantic in the namesake gulf, where the Atlas mountain range meets the sea by the mouth of the Souss River. It has a warm, dry, sub-tropical climate and is the great city of the south of Morocco and the capital of the rich farming region of Souss – Massa – Draa. Agadir is an important fishing center and trade port, a first rate farming center that stands out for the production of citrus fruits, bananas, flowers and vegetables.
This important tourist city has over 10 km of extensive beaches with white sand that are sheltered from the north wind, and this together with over 300 days of sunlight a year are the main attractions behind the nearly 100 percent hotel occupation during the summer months. It is surrounded by the Anti-Atlas range, the Sahara Desert, natural parks and high quality isolated beaches that are easy to access from the city. The sunny beaches of fine sand have made Agadir a flourishing tourist destination.
Besides the beaches and water sports, there are a few ‘essentials’ that you should not miss in Agadir:
- Bert Flint Municipal Museum, on Mohammed V Boulevard
- Open Air Theater, 100 meters from the museum
- Bird Valley (the Zoo)
- The Court near Bird Valley
- Garden of Portugal, with its Memorial Museum
- Ibn Zaydoun Garden, between Prince Moulay Abdellah Avenue and 18 November Street
- Post Office, between Mohammed VI Avenue and Prince Moulay Abdellah Avenue
- Loubnane Mosque, between Avenue des FARS and Prince Moulay Abdellah Avenue
- Mohammed V Mosque, on President Kennedy BoulevardMedina, an artisan zone created by Beato Salvatore Polizzi using traditional Berber construction techniques
- Alhad Souk (Sunday Market)
Walking along Suq al-Had is an experience you shouldn’t miss. Suq al-Had is a well-known local market where Moroccan spices are abundant, or you can stop and have something to drink at any of the bars by the coast. If you want to admire the view of the city, go walking to the ruins of Kasbah, which are a treasure for archaeologists.
TIP: Around 180 km from Agadir is the well-known town of Essaouira. If you have the opportunity get away and visit this town decorated in white and blue. The calm trip along the coast makes the effort worthwhile.
“IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has a 4-star hotel in Agadir: the Hotel IBEROSTAR Founty Beach, which has a stretch of white sand right beside it and is near the center of Agadir, which is also the main tourist center in Morocco. Washed by the Atlantic Ocean, this hotel in Agadir provides its guests with plenty of comfort and relaxation.