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.
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.
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.
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.