A Local’s Guide: Top 11 Best Attractions In Agadir, Morocco

By Abdelhakim El Moene | 01, Dec, 2020
A Local’s Guide: Top 11 Best Attractions In Agadir, Morocco

Is Agadir worth the visit?

Is Agadir worth the visit? Yes! And for a good many reasons!

Agadir is located along Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast, this means Agadir is a warm city all year round! Agadir city has some of Morocco’s best coastal resorts and marinas, luxurious beachside restaurants and cafes, and fancy spas and hotels with stunning panoramic views of the ocean. This makes Agadir a great holiday vacation spot and a romantic destination for couples and honeymooners.

Agadir city is generally an affordable holiday destination. It is one of the best budget-friendly honeymoon and vacation destinations in Morocco. And just like the rest of Morocco, Agadir is a pretty safe place.

Being in Agadir is a chance for you to visit many other exciting places nearby as well: Tafrouate, Taghazout, and Paradise Valley.

Scroll down to check out our pick for the top 10 best attractions in Agadir!

 

1. Sunbathe on the beaches of Agadir

Agadir Beach, Morocco

If you are a beach vacation fan, Agadir is a perfect destination for you. Agadir has a vast stretch of sunny beaches and golden sands. And thanks to its mild, pleasant weather, it is a very popular destination among beach lovers and couples, and a top-rated tourist attraction.

The beach of Agadir is a ten-kilometer crescent-shaped beach. It is a family-friendly beach that allows its visitors to rest on one of the many loungers and parasols available. Prepare your sunscreen and get ready to sunbathe by and surf the Atlantic ocean!

Tajine

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Don’t miss your chance to try Moroccan cuisine as well. All restaurants in Agadir city serve halal food. There are many restaurants along the paved walkways close to the beach that serve traditional Moroccan food. Expect to find delicious seafood on most menus. Do try the famous Moroccan Tajine with fish, it is a truly delicious dish! And perhaps, if you are adventurous enough, why not ride a camel on the beach, or take a quad bike tour.

 

2. Surf in Taghazout beach: A top-rated attraction in Agadir

Taghazout beach - Best attractions in Agadir, Morocco, Africa

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Taghazout is the main surf resort in Morocco. It is a small quiet town 19 kilometers to the north of Agadir. The beach here boasts great weather and waves, and mellows out with the village’s vibe to create a perfect beach vacation spot! There are hotels you can check into if you wish for an overnight stay.

 

3. Legzira beach of Sidi Ifni

Legzira Beach, Agadir, Morocco

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Within a 3-hour drive to the south of Agadir, you would find one of the world’s most beautiful beaches: Legzira beach of Sidi Ifni. The naturally-carved stone arch that faces the ocean makes this beach a must-visit and a romantic getaway for young couples.

When you have satisfied your hunger for beaches, it is time for you to go sightseeing in Agadir.

 

4. Sightseeing in Agadir: Explore the Kasbah

Kasbah of Agadir view

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Agadir city is not all about sunbathing on the beach, sightseeing in Agadir is another exciting activity you would enjoy! Head out to the citadel of Agadir Oufella to discover the Kasbah of Agadir.

Kasbah of Agadir

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This Kasbah was built in 1540 to defend the city against invasion and was almost destroyed by an earthquake in 1960. Built on a hilltop, the Kasbah of Agadir overlooks the ocean and offers spectacular views.

These stunning constructions can be found elsewhere in Morocco. A perfect example of a Moroccan Kasbah is the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou in the valleys of Ouarzazate.

Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. Credit: Cristiano Pinto on Unsplash

Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate. Credit: @travelling_morocco on Instagram

For more sightseeing in Agadir, visit the Grand Mosque of Agadir, or the Amazigh Museum to get a glimpse of the culture and artisan handicraft of the Amazigh (Berbers) people of Morocco.

 

5. Shop in the Souk El Had of Agadir

Souk El Had Agadir Morocco

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This vibrant souk is a great place to visit to enjoy a Moroccan shopping experience. One of the most unique things you can buy in Agadir is Argan Oil. This oil is believed to have miraculous health benefits, especially for the skin and hair. And if you didn’t know, Argan trees can only be found in Morocco!

For more on the shopping experience in the souks of Morocco, check out our local’s guide to the best things to do in Fes.

 

6. Explore Agadir Birds Valley

Agadir Birds Valley - Things to do in Agadir, Morocco

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Travelers and birds have one thing in common: freedom!

One of the best attractions in Agadir city is Agadir Birds Valley. It is a wildlife park that houses many amazing flocks of exotic and rare birds.

Agadir Birds Valley

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There are a few cafes nearby where you can have some Moroccan tea, perhaps. Entrance is free.

 

7. Visit the Souss-Massa National Park of Agadir

Souss-Massa National Park Agadir Morocco

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This is another exciting Agadir attraction worth visiting if you are a nature lover. Souss-Massa Park is composed of vast wetlands, dunes, and beaches. It is home to endangered species such as the northern bald ibis birds.

Northern Bald Ibis, Souss-Massa National Park, Agadir, Morocco

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Its conservation importance and natural landscape beauty have made Souss-Massa park a great destination for sightseeing in Agadir.

 

8. Discover Crocoparc: A top-rated attraction in Agadir

Crocoparc, Crocodile Park Agadir Morocco

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Crocoparc is the only park of its kind in Morocco. It is a zoological park that houses 325 Nile crocodiles. It is also home to a large botanical garden. Crocoparc is a major attraction in Agadir and is definitely worth visiting!

Crocoparc, places to go in Agadir Morocco,

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You can check out their Instagram page here.

 

9. Go to Paradise Valley of Agadir

Paradise Valley Agadir Morocco

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Paradise Valley Agadir Morocco

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Visit Paradise Valley of Agadir to experience the Moroccan rural life. The valley, located some sixty kilometers north of Agadir, is a stunning gorge through which runs a mesmerizing blue river that reflects the green of the palm trees on its sides. This beautiful blend of colors attracts many visitors and makes Paradise Valley a top-rated attraction in Agadir.

 

10. Hike in the oases and valleys of Tafraoute

Ait Mansour Valley, Tafraoute, Agadir, Morocco

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Tafraoute is a beautiful Berber town near the Ameln Valley where stunning red rock mountains cuddle amazing green palm oases. Located 166 km south of Agadir, Tafraoute is a great destination for those wishing to enjoy adventurous outdoor activities.

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Tafraoute has one of Morocco’s most amazing oases. Surrounded by spectacular rock formations called La Tête du Lion ‘The Lion’s Head’, and stretching over a vast valley, the oasis of Tafraoute is a great place for hiking and camping.

Les Roches Bleues, The Blue Rocks Agadir Morocco

Les Roches Bleues. Credit: @travelling_morocco on Instagram

Do not miss the Gorges of Ait Mansour and Les Roches Bleues ‘The Blue Rocks’ while you're there! Some views here evoke a sensation of the American wild west.

11. Marvel at the stunning architecture of La Medina D'Agadir

La Medina d'Agadir

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A rebuild of the original medina in Agadir, this place is one of the most beautiful places in the city. Part museum, part residential area, La Medina is also home to artisan workshops, a small hotel and an exotic garden.

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Steep yourself in Moroccan culture with the food and crafts here. And don't miss the chance to snap some great pictures!

Finally, it is our hope that you have got the chance to learn about Agadir city through our list of top best attractions in Agadir. Most importantly, we hope we’ve stimulated your imagination and offered you exciting vacation ideas.

For more exciting things to do in Morocco, check out our halal travel blogs!

Cover image credit: Frida Aguilar Estrada on Unsplash. Ait BenHaddou

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