Agadir's coastline, its crown jewel, has beaches stretching over 10km along a world-class waterfront. Enjoy hours in the sun to get a tan, swim, or indulge in water sports such as parasailing or jet-skiing. The seafront promenade is not to be missed, and a stroll on its walkway will bring you to the marina or the dunes. If you can tear yourself away from the coast, drive 7km north of the city centre to Kasbah, a fort perched on a hill. Although the outer walls are the only remaining structures, you can still see the remnants of dwellings. Below the citadel is the grassy area of Ancient Talborjt, a mass grave for victims of the 1960 earthquake that devastated the area. Head back to the city and visit the Museum of Amazigh Culture to get out of the heat and learn. Browse through its outstanding exhibition of Berber artefacts, including jewellery, ceramics, pottery, and carpets. It's an excellent introduction to the tribe's way of life and culture.
While in Agadir, don’t miss the Sunday market on Rue 2 Mars. Relish the expansive display of goods, from fresh produce and spices to housewares and fabrics, before bringing the entire family to Jardin D’Olhao. The serene city park was established in 1992 to highlight the twinning of the city of Agadir and Olhao, a small town in Portugal. It features a garden, museum, and library. If you love surfing, rent a car in Agadir and head to the beaches outside the city. There are excellent surfing spots between Taghazout and Cap Ghir – whereas Anchor Point and Killer Point are ideal for experienced surfers, beginners will find Cherry near Inezgane more to their liking. Nature and bird lovers will want to check out the 33,800-hectare Souss-Massa National Park in Sidi Binzarne, set on the Atlantic Coast. Observe migrant species such as waders and gulls or check out the park’s captive breeding programmes.
Whereas many visitors flock to Agadir for its semi-arid climate and beaches, others are drawn to the area's inland attractions, such as picturesque villages, historic monuments, nature reserves, and deserts. The modern city boasts wide avenues, residential neighbourhoods, and splendid hotels and restaurants. As Agadir is a prime holiday destination, the economy derives much of its revenue from the leisure industry. Fishing and agriculture are also important sources of income, with citrus fruits and vegetables being vital exports. Agadir's harbour, the most important fishing port in Morocco, also serves as an export point for products coming from the south. The city has several frozen fish and canned food factories as well as a cement factory in the suburbs. The only merchant marine school in the country is in Agadir.
|Language||Berber, Arabic, French, English|
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Agadir is served by the Al Massira Airport, which is around 22km from the city. As several car rental agencies have offices at the airport, you can pick up your rental car and drive to Agadir. The minimum age to drive is 18 years, although many car rental agencies require drivers to be at least 25 years old with a minimum of 2 years’ experience. People drive on the right-hand side of the road in Morocco. When you rent a car in Agadir, you'll notice that the roads are in good condition and have signage. Speed limits are 50km/h in towns, 80km/h on open roads, and 100km/h on motorways. It's against the law to drink and drive, and you may face a hefty fine if caught. You can also reach Agadir by sea. A port handles incoming and outgoing cargo while a modern, swanky marina hosts pleasure yachts and boats.