Agadir: is a major city in mid-southern Morocco. Located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, near the foot of the Atlas Mountains, it's a good starting point to visit sea and mountain regions. It witnessed an earthquake in 1960 and destroyed everything and now the city has a different architecture.
Now Agadir is a pearl in the south of Morocco that welcomes thousands of tourists every year and shows you its beauty when you are here. Agadir is a door to the desert, Atlas Mountains, Ocean and a center for Amazigh culture; a unique community that is considered as indigenous.
Sim card: there are three main companies in Morocco and serve telecommunication and they have equal services:
Food and drinks:
Agadir has several restaurants where you can have Moroccan, Asian, Spanish, French ;etc and besides that, you can find many local shops, markets, and supermarkets as Marjan and Carrefour where you can buy all your needs.
For drinks, you can buy wines, beers and more in liquor stores; please keep in mind that they close at 20:00 (8 pm).
Nightlife: bars open from 5 pm normally till 2 am but clubs till 5 am. It is a very open culture to enjoy your night and it differs from a spot to another where you can find different styles of music;etc
Places to visit:
Sunday market: it is called â€œsouk el hedâ€. the biggest Market in Agadir where you can buy footwear, clothes, fruits, vegetables, leader, spices as well as Moroccan traditional pottery and many more. Moreover, you can find local products that you are unique as Argan oil; an oil that you can use for cooking and cosmetics. Amelou, a mix of peanut butter and argan oil mainly but you can find it as well with amends.
When to visit: opens every day from 6 AM till 8:30 PM except Mondays. Please keep in mind that Friday afternoon (for couple hours) sellers go to pray and eat couscous. It is called Sunday market because it is the busiest day before the break of Monday for maintenance.
Agadir Oufella: is a Kasbah about 236 m above sea level where you can see The beauty of Agadir and also a place where you will feel the ruins of Agadir after the earthquake. Down you will find 3 words that symbolize the country main pillars: God, nation, and king.
On top, you will find the ruins of the Kasbah, camels, horses to rent and some vendors offering souvenirs and one shop to buy drinks and food.
Agadir Birds Valley: it is a place where you can chill with different types of animals and birds from all over the world with a small waterfall. It is free to enter and open from 8 am till 6 pm. People mostly stay for one hour.
Agadir Medina: A hand-built place with bricks, wood and mud finished in 2007 with 13 acres. It was built to show the old Agadir before the earthquake and that's why it is decorated with Amazigh decorations. Inside you will find mosaic craftsmen, painters, jewelers, metalworkers, and carpenters in the workshop as well as a restaurant, shops, and amphitheater. The entry fee is 4 euros or 40 DH.
The park is primarily a place to discover and learn all about crocodiles; their movements, way of living and daily life. This educational component of CROCOPARC is of great interest to all visitors, especially children; and is also of interest to scientists, researchers, and students, who have access to the laboratory and the crocodiles' nursery.
Plage d'Agadir: It is one of the beautiful beaches in Morocco where you can swim and chill all day long especially in summer. It is
Jardin d'Olhao: Garden of Olhao is also called Garden of Portugal. It is pleasantly arranged and commemorated with the signing of the agreement of cooperation and fraternity between the city of Agadir and the Portuguese city of Olhao.
Two pavilions, located at the Avenue des FAR, are home to a moving exhibition of documents retracing the 1960 earthquake, which ravaged the city. We discover photos of the missing city and others taken in the aftermath of the disaster, as well as photos of some buildings that resisted the disaster.
The district of the new Talborjt with its small white and cubic houses and its animation is the only district of Agadir whose atmosphere is not really Moroccan.
The memorial wall: The Commemoration Wall, also known as the Memorial Wall dedicated to the victims of the 1960 earthquake, is an example. This monument that stretches for four or five meters (opposite the Post Office and the urban community) is a concrete wall decorated with Arabic calligraphy.
It was made by architect Verdugo. One can read the famous words of King Mohamed V after the earthquake: "If fate has decided the destruction of Agadir, its reconstruction depends on our faith and our will."
Things to do
Souss-Massa National Park: The Souss-Massa National Park (Parc National de Souss-Massa) is a 33,800-hectare national park on the Atlantic coast of Morocco which was created in 1991. It lies between Agadir to the north and Sidi Ifni to the south and its center is at 9Â°40'W 30Â°5'N. The estuary of the Oued Souss is the northern limit of the park, and that of the Oued Massa is near the southern end. 30,000 ha of land near Aglou, south of the park, is also included in the site because it is sometimes used as a feeding area by the northern bald ibis. The habitat is grazed steppe with dunes, beaches and wetlands. The soil is mainly sandy with some rockier areas.
Paradise Valley: is the name given to a part of the valley of the Tamraght River, in the mountains of the Moroccan High Atlas. It is located about 20 km north of Agadir. The valley is known for its abundance of rock pools and small waterfalls. It is a very good place to swim in nature and enjoy paradise.
Taghazout: is a fishing village on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, north of the city of Agadir. It is famous for its surf beaches. Killer Point is a point break (surf spot) with powerful waves. To the south, The Source takes its name from the fresh water that springs from the rocks. The waves of Anchor Point form rollers. Cafes and surf shops line up on the main street. Inland, the Tamraght River flows through the Paradise Valley, a palm-fringed gorge with pools and waterfalls.