Agadir Car Hire: A Guide to Agadir Car Rental
Are you looking for car hire in Agadir? The Atlantic resort is a popular destination for sun worshippers, but has very few formal sights of its own. Fortunately, the town is a great staging post for easy local excursions to the beaches galore, stunning wild coastline and prime bird-watching opportunities in southern Morocco. Hire a car in Agadir and you will take more of the Souss Valley and the Anti-Atlas in less time.
Agadir Car Rental: What’s on Offer
Car hire in Agadir is one of the most competitive in Morocco, thanks to the presence of a large number of agencies in town. There are over 50 local agencies vying for your custom, as well as all the major international car rental firms, well represented with offices in Agadir city centre and at the airport.
The smallest car available is generally a Fiat Uno, more rarely a Renault 4. A reliable small car, with small clearance and better road holding, is the Peugeot 205. These will cost from around 3500 dh per week, or 500dh per day for unlimited mileage.
Four-wheel drives include the Suzuki Gemini (2 persons), the Vitara (4 persons) and the Mitsubishi Pajeros (6 persons). The cost is considerably higher, up to 10 000 dh per week or 1,400 per day for unlimited mileage.
How to hire a car in Agadir… and save in the process!
As mentioned previously, you have the options of renting a car with the many local agencies or through the international car rental firms which are well represented in Agadir. Which one should you go for?
Local car rental companies in Agadir offer very competitive deals, with prices starting at around 300dh per day for the smallest car. There is always room for haggling, so you should further bargain for discounts especially during the low-season. A good place to start looking is at Immeuble Marhaba, along Boulevard Mohammed V, which has numerous rental offices of local agencies.
However, international car rental firms have one major advantage over local agencies: service in case of emergencies, breakdown or accident. Through their network of offices throughout Morocco, a replacement car can be sent to you from the nearest depot. Besides, you can book in advance over the Internet and get discounts of up to 30%.
To get the best deal on your Agadir car rental, I suggest you use a comparison site to automatically shop around and save in the process. My top pick is TravelSupermarket, which has the largest range of all car hire companies represented in Agadir. I also recommend doing a search on CarRentals, a good broker which has special offers on Agadir car rentals.
Agadir Car Rental Insurance and Practicalities
Insurance is a compulsory and sold with all car rental agreements. You should take out Collision Damage Waiver insurance (up to 110 dh a day) and it’s also a good idea to take out personal insurance (around 40 dh per day). Note that most car rental agreements prohibit the use of cars in unsurfaced roads and as such you will not be covered for any off-road driving damages.
Before setting out, check the car condition: tyre condition, presence of jack and warning triangle, safety belts and working lights. Make sure you car comes with a spare tyre, a toolkit and full documentation – including insurance cover.
Useful Agadir Car Hire Addresses:
Avis: Avenue Hassan II. Telephone: 028 84 17 55
Budget: Immeuble Marhaba, Boulevard Mohammed V. Telephone: 028 84 82 22
Hertz: Immeuble Marhaba, Boulevard Mohammed V. Telephone: 028 84 09 39
EuropCar: Immeuble Marhaba, Boulevard Mohammed V. Telephone: 028 84 02 03
These car rental agencies have also desks at Agadir Al Massira Airport or will meet arrivals by arrangement.