Agadir Holidays in 2016

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Alluring Agadir

Agadir holidays come with the unique appeal of presenting a beach break and historical getaway to visitors, never failing to deliver variety to those that step foot in the attractive city. Located on the west coast of Morocco and bearing witness to the blue of the Atlantic Ocean, Agadir is a beach resort on one hand, and a haven of culture on the other. From the golden sands to the bustling souks, you’ll embrace the variety that the city offers its guests, whether you’re a culture vulture or a sun worshipper.

You’ll find a great deal of action adventure embedded in the destination as well, with a vibrant water sports scene and surrounding landscapes offering a number of outdoor pursuits. Away from the water, the city’s old medina is a wonderful place to explore, while the seafront promenade offers a modern twist to your holidays in Agadir. The city is considered one of the top beach destinations in the whole of Morocco, rivalling the likes of Tangier and Saidia on the north coast – so don’t forget your swimming gear.

Sand and Souks

Whether you choose to chill on the sand or get into the water, your time on the golden sands of Agadir will allow you to relax or capture a thrill or two. Surfing is a popular activity in the rough seas around the city, offering a good challenge to experienced surfers, while beginners will be able to try their hand at a new sport. The two best beaches on your Agadir holidays are Agadir Beach and Taghazout Beach – both decorated by fine sand and lapping waters. The marina and seafront are decked out with tantalising restaurants and a number of boutiques, providing a modern and vibrant ethos to the city.

Culture buffs will still find things to do during their stay in Agadir, even if the beach is the primary lure. Souk El Had is a fantastic traditional marketplace which boasts over 3,000 stalls selling everything from clothes and leather goods to crafts and foods – a perfect place to test your haggling skills, though admittedly the souks around Marrakech and Fez will provide a little more vibrancy. Holidays to Agadir are also home to some impressive landmarks such as the Oufella ruins that overlook the city. If you’re craving a little more historical prowess, a trip to Marrakech will serve you well on your quest. Further up the west coast you’ll discover many more attractions and worthwhile sites during your time in Morocco, among them the coastal resort of Essaouira and the bustling port of Casablanca.

Agadir City Break

Sightseeing

Agadir has plenty of interesting and cultural places to explore. The Kasbah is one such structure to discover while you enjoy your Moroccan holiday. The ruins of this old fortress overlook Agadir and provide a great vantage point to view the city. This 15th century building was part destroyed during a huge earthquake in the 1960’s, but has since been restored in parts and is popular among tourists and locals alike.

Activities

Thrill seekers can rent a buggy or a quadbike and ride through the desert with Sky Adventures. Trips like this can be booked through most hotels at affordable rates too. For more of an aquatic adventure, Taff's Diving Experience gives holiday makers the ideal way to explore the sea around Agadir. Experienced diving instructors will be able to guide you through the basics which will enable you to enjoy the reef and see various underwater creatures.

Nightlife

Nightlife in Agadir always has something for everyone. While in town, why not check out one of Agadir’s many casinos. With blackjack, poker, roulette and slots available in almost all of the casinos, you can enjoy a small slice of Las Vegas in this North African resort. After you leave the casinos, there are an array of different restaurants, bars and clubs for you to spend your winnings. Sports bars feature heavily in Agadir, along with plenty of high-end clubs and cocktail bars.

Hotels

For those seeking a city break to Agadir, there are plenty of hotels to choose from to suit everyone's needs. The Atlantic Hotel offers affordable and comfortable accommodation to relax in. The hotel is in the centre of the bars, restaurants and shops and is a ten minute walk to the beach. If you’re in search of accommodation that’s close to everything you’ll be looking for on a city break the Agadir, then the Atlantic Hotel could be the right choice for you.

Atlantic Hotel

Agadir Family Holidays

Attractions

Holidays to Agadir guarantee families plenty to do and see. Camel and horseback rides are extremely popular, especially along the coast. The friendly locals will guide you and your family safely along the gorgeous, unspoiled beaches that rest against the Atlantic Ocean. A short walk from the beach is Vallée des Oiseaux, another attraction families will enjoy. With its shaded children’s playground, an aviary and small zoo, it’s an ideal spot for families with children of all ages to enjoy an afternoon in the city.

Beaches

If you and your family are seeking fantastic beaches, then Agadir won’t disappoint. With its near-on 300 days of sunshine a year, along with 10km of golden sand to relax in, Agadir’s beaches are the ideal place to enjoy Morocco and relax by the sea. The beaches in Agadir are famed for their cleanliness and often attract surfers to enjoy the waves, but the shore is spacious enough for kids to enjoy the sand and sun seekers to soak up the rays and work on their tan.

Eating out

There are plenty of family friendly restaurants in Agadir to suit everyone’s tastes. For a child friendly dining spot that dishes up authentic Moroccan meals, then Restaurant Daffy is a great spot to chow down at. Just off one of the main streets of the quarter, this cosy restaurant is a great way to introduce the little ones to some great North African food at affordable prices. There are also plenty of restaurants that serve delicious foods from across the world dotted around the city.

Places to stay

The Hotel Beach Albatros Agadir is a top family hotel, perfectly placed next to Agadir’s golden beaches along with great facilities onsite. The hotel was awarded the HolidayCheck TopHotel 2013 and will appeal to families looking for a comfortable stay within easy reach of the beach and attractions of Agadir.

Hotel Beach Albatros Agadir

Agadir Romantic Breaks

Attractions

Aside from the gorgeous and well maintained beaches, couples seeking a bit of action can find it in Agadir. Along the beach near the Royal Palace is Taddanga Surf School – the first surf school the area. Couples of all surfing abilities can enjoy the waves while being taught by friendly and experienced instructors. There are also a variety of spas dotted around the town for couples to enjoy and relax in together.

Activities

The main town has plenty of places for you to shop, eat and drink. Couples can stroll through the fascinating streets that have shades of the old and new part of town. In this relaxed atmosphere, why not take a stroll down the Promenade and enjoy some great views of the beach. At the end of this 5km walk is the Royal Palace, where Mohammed VI of Morocco occasionally resides.

Nightlife

There’s a vast array of things to do in the evening for couples to enjoy. Agadir always has evening shows to keep everyone entertained, along with a whole host of bars and restaurants for couples to wine and dine in. At the Marina, couples can enjoy a cocktail while enjoying the night time view of the harbour. In addition to the bars and restaurants, Agadir has plenty of clubs for couples to dance the night away.

Couple's Hotels

Agadir guarantees couples with a host of places to stay and relax in comfort. The Tildi Hotel is a five minute walk from the beach and is a short walk from downtown Agadir where you can haggle with a market trader and grab yourself a bargain. With its attractive onsite facilities including an outdoor pool which is heated in the winter, the Tildi Hotel is a great place to stay during your romantic break.

Tildi Hotel

Useful information

Language
Arabic, French, (English widley spoken)
Currency
Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
Local time
GMT
Airport
Agadir
Flight time
3 hours 45 minutes