Agadir Holidays

A Moroccan seaside dream

Searching for sun, sea and sumptuous culinary delights? Agadir city breaks have you covered. Set by the Atlantic Ocean on Morocco’s west coast, Agadir is one of Morocco’s major cities and thrives on maritime industries. It was once the world’s number one sardine port, and the harbour and shipyard remain busy and vibrant throughout the year. With a coastline that stretches for 10 kilometres it’s a brilliant beach destination, with plenty of sun-drenched promenades to choose from, where you can eat, drink and be merry throughout the summer – and the winter, too.

The pleasant, mild climate means no matter what time of year you visit, it’s usually t-shirt weather. While much of the city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1960, it’s been beautifully rebuilt and many of its more contemporary buildings give nods to the city’s past. You’ll find mesmerising Arabic architecture, an array of ornate mosques as well as scores of fascinating museums and art galleries. City breaks to Agadir aren’t complete without a visit to its hilltop Kasbah – built in 1540, it’s one of the few buildings to survive the earthquake.

The Kasbah’s medieval Arabic architecture is as impressive as the cityscapes and shimmering bay panoramas you’ll see as you stroll along its sandy-coloured walls. For an all-round delightful sunny break with a hefty dose of culture, few places are better than Agadir.

All resorts in Agadir

Three tips for a top trip

Drive either side of noon
If you’re renting a car, be sure to plan journeys for the early morning or mid-afternoon – roads will be less crowded outside of Agadir’s midday rush hour.
Eat at the markets
Agadir has an abundance of restaurants to choose from, spanning cheap-and-cheerful cafes to high-end affairs, but some of the city’s best food can be found at its markets, especially at the fish stalls.
See the city by foot
Agadir’s palm-lined boulevards are pedestrian-friendly, so walking is a good option. It’s a lovely place to simply stroll around and see what you discover.

Best attractions to see in Agadir

Its leafy garden heart

The magnificent garden of Ibn Zaidoun, Agadir’s largest park, is a special place to pause and reflect in the shade while surrounded by greenery.

The Kasbah

While only the walls of this former Kasbah remain up on high, it’s one of the city’s most impressive sights – you’ll feel like you are stepping back in time.

Waterside life

Once you’re beached out, make sure to visit the picturesque marina to wonder at its Moorish architecture, boats bobbing on the water, and its many different shops.

Your Agadir questions, answered

In Agadir you’ll hear three main languages being spoken. Tachelhit is used by the majority of people, followed by Moroccan Arabic as well as French.

Expect mouthwatering tagines packed with delicately-balanced spices, couscous, harira (meat soup) and, since it’s a port city, plenty of fish plucked straight from the ocean.

Agadir is great year-round, depending on your preference. If you like things on the warmer side, visit during summer, whereas winter temperatures remain pleasant but much milder.