Agadir Holidays: Guide to Holidays in Agadir
Think about a beach holiday in Morocco and the first thing that comes into your mind is Agadir. This is Morocco’s premier beach resort, a city that offers you a little of everything within hip, modern and comfortable surroundings. You will find a long, wide beach serviced by fine range of accommodation, a vibrant nightlife and excellent water-sport facilities to keep you busy.
But a holiday in Agadir is not only for sun seekers. The town is within day-trip striking distance from beauty spots and historic towns where you can get a taste of real Morocco away from the package tourism of the city.
This is your guide to Holidays in Agadir, with suggestions and tips on how to get there, what to see and where to stay.
Agadir Holidays: Flights
There are direct flights to Agadir Al Massira Airport from London Stansted Airport operated by low-cost carrier Ryanair. A wider range of charter flights are also available from London, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester Airports. Alternatively, you can fly to Marrakech – which has a wider range of flights from the UK – and charter a grand taxi. This should cost around £45, though you’d need to haggle for that.
Agadir Holidays: What to See
The main draw in Agadir is the long, wide beach that’s perfect for sunseekers, especially in winter. There’s warm weather from March to October, and sunshine even in January when it’s typically 22C in the day, cool at night and with only the tail ends of the winter rain to deal with. There’s a lot to keep you occupied in the form of excellent watersport facilities – like parascending and wet-biking.
In town, Agadir attractions include local shopping in the souks where can haggle for bargains and several attractions families will enjoy, like the miniature zoo “Valley of the Birds”, set in a ravine in the centre of the city. You can also climb the Agadir Kasbah (old citadel), on a hill to the north, and enjoy some amazing views over the bay and the city.
However, Agadir itself is rather modern and lacks any Moroccan feel of its own. Thankfully, the city is a great staging post for easy local excursions, including delightful waterfalls at Immouzer, a beautiful palm-lined gorge at Paradise Valley and fine surfing at the laid-back surfing resort of Taghazout.
Agadir Holidays: Where to Stay
Agadir has a fantastic range of accommodation, from hotels, tourist apartments and “holiday villages”. The larger, upper-scale Agadir hotels tend to be complexes with amenities for the whole family, where sport activities, entertainment and music feature highly. The Club Med has plenty to keep you busy, including an adult and a children’s pool, beach sports, spa, golf and children’s clubs. A firm favourite with travellers is the 4-star Timoulay Hotel which has all the amenities of a larger hotel yet offers the intimacy and customer service of a smaller one.