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Lush gardens, splendid beaches and lively restaurants define Agadir, a modern seaside city with a European flair. Ride a camel across the sands, barter for crafts at the market, enjoy fresh seafood and bask in the Moroccan sun.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Time to hit the beach! With an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, Agadir's greatest attraction is its six miles of fine white sand bordering the sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic.
|Explore the sand and dunes by camel, horse, quadbike or beach buggie. Or take to the water on a windsurfer or jet ski.|
|Journey to the hilltop ruins of the Old Kasbah for a spectacular view of Agadir and the bay.|
|Take the family to the Vallée des Oiseaux (Valley of the Birds) in the city's center. You'll discover a multitude of exotic birds, a small zoo, waterfall and children's playground|
Looking to savor a Moroccan specialty? Order pastilla, a pie made with pigeon or chicken that combines sweet and salty flavors. Try the rabbit, chicken or lamb tagine (stew). And instead of dipping your bread in olive oil, look for the sweet and rich argan oil that is a delicacy of this region. It has a reddish tint and is slightly darker than olive oil.
Venture to the Medina d'Agadir to experience a traditional-style artisan's village where crafts are made and sold. The souk (market) on Rue Chair al Hamra Mohammed Ben Brahim features fruits, vegetables and household items. And at the Marché Municipal you'll find fresh fish, handicrafts and shops selling goods from around the region that are perfect for souvenirs.
The local currency is the Moroccan dirham (Dh), which is divided into 100 centimes (c). You can usually find ATMs near hotels and high-end shopping districts. Remember to check for your banking network's logo before you put your card in. If you don't have time to get dirham, you can sometimes use euro notes for smaller purchases such as water or postcards. Credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and restaurants.
|Average Precip.||1.8 in||4.57 cm|
Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.