Agadir is a Morrocan city which is situated in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains. It is a popular tourist destination where you can enjoy seafood and explore various historic and beautiful locations.
One of the prime spot where people from all across Europe gather to enjoy the scenic beauty is Agadir beach.
You can spend time in the seaside cafés and restaurants that have been specially designed for tourists or go on boat trips.
This gorgeous marina acts like a buffer between the fishing port and beach. It is located at the west end of the Corniche.
You can spend your evening shopping for gifts from various brands that have opened their outlets on the outskirts of the Marina or try local cuisines in nearby restaurants and cafes.
Another important spot of tourist attraction is the ruins of Agadir’s citadel or Kasbah.
The ruins of Agadir’s citadel are remnants of Agadir's fortified town that was built in 1541 to defend this seaport against enemy attack.
Another beautiful location where you can go is the Paradise Valley. The Tamraght River zigzags through this valley which is located 20 km north-east of Agadir in the High Atlas Mountains.
People love visiting this tranquil river valley during summer either to take a dip in the river water or rest in the shade of surrounding palms and orange trees.
Youssef Ibn Tachfine Dam
While traveling to the desert dunes of Rsmouka, one must stop to enjoy the scenic beauty of Youssef Ibn Tachfine Dam near the Massa River. It is a large water reserve that is located in the middle of the desert.
Dunes of Rsmouka
After a brief stop at the dam, you can travel deeper in to the desert landscape on the back of camels to explore the famous dunes of Rsmouka.
Souk El Had
This traditional market is the biggest souk in Morocco. The name Souk El Had is given to commemorate the time when the market opened only on Sundays.
Although the souk has around 6,000 stalls, the placement of 12 gates around the market has made the navigation quite easy in comparison to other souks of Morocco.
One can get traditional Moroccan clothing, footwear, pottery, rugs, crafts, and musical instruments along with everyday household goods in this market.
Vallée des Oiseaux
This is one of the best parks in Agadir where families with young children love to visit for its botanical garden and animal collection.
The aviary contains birds like parrots, ibises, flamingos, peacocks. They even have animals like deer and kangaroos in their enclosures.
This park is located on the outskrits of Agadir near National Highway 8 which is less than 3 hours travel from Marrakech.
The park is the home for Nile Crocodiles and has been dedicated to safeguarding the crocodiles. It also hosts a wide and varied range of local flora.
La Grande Roue d’Agadir
A trip to Agadir is incomplete if you do not visit La Grande Roue Agadir which is nicknamed as Miami of Morocco.
This entertainment park is the first of its kind in Africa. It has a 50-meter Ferris wheel with 27 gondolas that can hold 6 people each.
Agadir is a beautiful city in Morocco, that offers a piece of every attraction that a person can ask for. All one needs to choose is a destination of his liking.