Cruising to Agadir, Morocco


Agadir Tourist Attractions & Travel Information.

Agadir, MoroccoAgadir is a major modern city in the southern part of Morocco. Agadir is a busy port and beach resort sprawling beneath its kasbah, the city was completely rebuilt following a devastating earthquake in 1960. Agadir is now the country’s premier destination for sun, sand, pubs and pizza. Laid out as a large grid of downtown streets, surrounded by spacious residential suburbs, Agadir’s concrete-covered inland quarters are ugly and sterile.

Agadir is of interest primarily because of its location, as it is surrounded by the Anti Atlas, the Sahara Desert on the Atlantic coast with many national parks, and secluded beaches which are all easily accessible. With approximately 340 days of sunshine and six kilometres of soft white sands, Agadir is Morocco’s premiere beach resort! Nestled among the verdant valleys of the Great Souss and with the majestic range of the Anti-Atlas rearing up behind it, this modern, cosmopolitan city has all the attendant pleasures, thrills and luxuries you can ask for.

To get a taste of the hustle and bustle of old Agadir, head down to the port where you can watch the fishermen bring in the daily catch, head out to the souk and do a spot of bartering, or trek up to the remains of the 16th-century Kasbah and take in the spectacular sights of the bay.

Port de Plaisance Marina

Don’t miss this beautiful marina located south of the commercial port, surrounded by shopping and new condos. This marina was made in 2008 and has supermarkets and fresh markets close by.

Old Kasbah

Built in 1540, all that remains of the old Kasbah are the fortified walls, however, the trip up the hill to this historic site is worth it for the view alone. Engraved into the hill in Arabic are the words God, King and Country. The Moroccans are prohibited to speak anything bad about any of these three things. If you are interested in history you can easily find a professional guide here to take you on a tour.