A popular Moroccan beach resort on the country’s southeast coast, Agadir is certainly a working urban centre in parts, though also authentic, awash with wonderful oceanfront bars and restaurants, boutique hotels and a handful of historic sites too. The main draw is, of course, Agadir’s six-mile golden sand beach, primed for surfing and sunbathing for at least 300 days a year, guaranteed! A snazzy marina area is also very welcome, attracting a swathe of sleek eateries, lively evening haunts and boats ready to take passengers on leisurely voyages out into the Atlantic.
Agadir is also known for its souks, piled high with fresh fruit and vegetables, spices and souvenirs, as well as its traditional hammams and a lovely promenade. For those keen on learning local heritage and history while away, the 16th century Kasbah of Agadir is an absolute must-see site with its huge defensive walls and watchtowers. Then, with multiple museums, an ornate grand mosque and plenty of daytrips available to nearby ruins, villages and national parks, there’s more to Agadir than at first meets the eye.