Your dream destination for beaches, wind and desert

Three hundred days of sunshine a year, beaches that stretch for miles and a year-round mild and dry climate make Agadir on Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast to a popular beach holiday destination.

Agadir’s more than six-mile-long sandy beach boasts a beautiful promenade and is a magnet for sun worshippers, party animals and families alike. Featuring mild swells and long, flat sections, Agadir Beach is particularly suitable for families.

Quick facts Agadir

Flight time

03:40 h

Distance

2578 km

Time difference

- 1 hour CET

Language

Arabic

A cup of cappuccino costs around

CHF 1.23

Windy paradise for surfers

Water sports enthusiasts cannot help but be drawn to Taghazout. The fishing village is situated a half-hour drive north of Agadir and rated as one of the best surf spots in North Africa. Located within an hour’s drive from Agadir and Taghazout, Paradise Valley is a great place to relax from sports activities: priding itself with an abundance of palm trees, rock pools and waterfalls, the valley provides an oasis of calm and relaxation.

Eassaouira is located a good 100 miles (170 km) north of Agadir and is also known as the “Wind City”. Featuring almost constant trade winds, its crescent-shaped beach is a mecca for wind- and kitesurfers.

Re-emerged from the ruins

Perched on a hill above the port city, the Casbah of Agadir –that is to say, what remains of the fortress – offers spectacular views across Agadir and the Atlantic coastline. Most of Agadir’s historic buildings were destroyed during an earthquake in 1960. The Medina of Agadir has since been restored to reflect the original site and is well worth a visit. Fans of bustling markets and haggling over the price of items will head to the Souk El Had, which is open every day except Mondays.

A trip into the desert is a holiday highlight not to be missed. The large dunes outside of Agadir offer an impressive sneak preview of the vast Sahara Desert. Situated just a few miles south of Agadir, the Souss-Massa National Park is tantamount to a slice of paradise for bird lovers: so far, more than 275 different species have been detected in the park. With so much to see and do, a holiday in Agadir is anything but “for the birds”!

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