Cheap flights to Agadir
Perfect year-round weather, beaches to die for and prices that won’t break the bank balance; this pretty much sums up what Morocco’s premier resort Agadir is all about.
Agadir promises more than 300 days of sunshine a year, plenty of the sandy stuff – 10 kilometres in all – and beautifully warm waters that are enticing even in the depths of winter. And because this city was destroyed in an earthquake back in 1960, you can expect a modern resort built specifically with the tourist in mind, complete with five star hotels, self-catering apartments and a beachfront packed with bars, cafes and restaurants galore.
And when you’re not relaxing on the beach or ordering cocktails from the bar of your hotel pool, you’ll probably be taking some jet-skis out for a spin, driving some quad bikes into the desert, or having a go at a spot of camel trekking. Oh, and let’s not forget those golf courses – all three of them!
Souk El Had is one of the biggest markets in Morocco. The vendors sell a vast range of goods from fresh fruit and vegetables, fragrant herbs and spices, to artisanal, traditional wares of silver, ceramic or leather. Part of the shopping attraction is the opportunity to interact with the local people and haggle over prices.
Take a short bus ride to nearby Inezgane, around 13km south of Agadir, where all things Moroccan can be purchased at the souk or in the silver arcade.
Coco Polizzi, master decorator, has tastefully created the authentically styled "Medina of Agadir". For a small entrance fee, visitors can browse beautifully sculptured woodwork, ironwork and mosaics of marble and glass (Inezgane).
La Vallee des Oiseau is a mini-zoo, home to a collection of small mammals and birds. Located between Boulevard Hassan II and Boulevard du 20 Aout, it provides an interesting walk in the centre of town and is open daily from 9am-6pm. Admission is free. visitagadir.com
Just 30km from Agadir, in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, lies the exotic Paradise Valley. For the more energetic it is possible to take a guided trek to spectacular rock pools. visitmorocco.com
The best way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Souss Massa National Park is by jeep safari. You may be lucky enough to spot the rare bald ibis bird, which only breeds in this area of Morocco. For more information go to visitnationalparksoussmassa.jimdo.com.
Taghazout (20km north of Agadir, bus route No.32) is a small Berber fishing village. Surrounded by beautiful, sandy Atlantic beaches, the village is very popular for surfers and sun worshippers alike. As a consequence, its housing, shops and restaurants have developed in a uniquely characterful way.
Devil's Rock, 16km from Agadir, has become a real hotspot for sun worshippers and surfers alike. Choose any activity from relaxing on your sunbed to surfing, horse or camel rides, quad bikes or jet skis. The local bus offers a cheap and easy way to get there.