7 Things to Do and See in Agadir, the pearl of Morocco
300 days of sunshine, pristine white-sandy beaches, sizzling nightlife, and pizza — welcome to Agadir, Morocco, a slice of Mediterranean paradise! Destroyed and then rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1960, today’s Agadir is a tourist hotspot that pulls millions of visitors every year. And there are a ton of fabulous things to see and do in this Moroccan gem.
#1. Sightsee or Hike to Kasbah
If you’re looking for a truly historic part of Agadir, look no further than Kasbah. Dating back to the mid-16th century, Kasbah is the only surviving edifice of the fortified town of Agadir. Make sure to check out the getaway, hillsides, exciting architecture, or just marvel at this monstrosity — there’s plenty for your eyes to feast on. Don’t forget to catch the panoramic views of the Atlantic coastline and expansive Agadir from this vantage point.
#2. Beach Time!
Holidaying in Agadir is all about the beach — the turquoise blue waters of Atlantic ocean, the white sand that feels amazing between your toes, and soaking up the Mediterranean sun. With a marina, top-notch resorts, and a host of rustic restaurants and cafes, it’s no wonder Agadir’s beachfront is European holidaymakers’ number #1 destination in Morocco.
#3. Dine at Pure Passion
Beautiful lighting, timeless clocks, and air grandeur foster an elegant ambiance at this fantastic restaurant. Make sure to reserve the table early enough in order to get Marina breathtaking views. Don’t forget to sample mouthwatering scallops sizzled in fresh Dakhl, and argan oil.
#4. Kick Back and Relax in a Hammam
Hammam creates a wonderful place for people of different cultures and backgrounds to gather and socialize. It’s also a great place to get pampered away from all your hustles and bustles of life.
#5. Eat At Les Blancs
If you are looking to beat touristy eating spots like Pure Passion, head over to Les Blancs, for an authentic or Spanish-inspired fresh seafood, vegetarian meals, and other finger lickin’ Moroccan dishes.
#6. Visit Crocopark
Nestled just 14 km east of Agadir, this wildlife reserve is not one to miss. Whether you want to get up and close with this fearsome reptiles or mesmerize at a raft of other fascinating flora and fauna, Crocopark is your best bet.
#7. Sample Merchandise and Souvenirs at Souk El Had d’Agadir
Souks (markets) are part and parcel of Moroccan culture. Souk El Had d’Agadir is always a mill of shoppers and exotic wares. Don’t forget to snag a relic from the souvenir shops.