Places To Visit in Agadir, Morocco
In this article, you will see a list of best places to visit in Agadir, big city in the south part of Morocco, witch is also called a southern pearl. Then, you can leave a comment or any question about Agadir city in comments section bellow.
The heart of the city of Agadir is young, dynamic and modern. The various avenues that cross the city have a pedestrian area to stroll in and browse the restaurants, shops and some artisanal places. The Avenue des FAR – witch means Royal Armed Forces – is the most animated avenue in the city. Nearby, there are the boulevards Hassan II, August 20 and Mohammed V, wide avenues cut by the Valley of Birds. Overall, the architecture is modern and without much interest, the surroundings of the large beach offers much more for pleasant and relaxing …
If you go there to undertake a cultural journey to meet a historical heritage, we advise you other cities. On the program, shops, cafés and restaurants are the pride of the inhabitants. But there are still neighborhoods we recommend as the Avenue des FAR, Place Salam, or the Loubnane mosque. In any case, you will probably not spend more than one day in the city center before going to beautiful beaches of Agadir.
Agadir Corniche Beach
Agadir Corniche offers a real place of walk for tourists and is ideal to enjoy the sun, to relax and to share warm moments in love or with family. It runs along Agadir beach and there are many restaurants and hotels. A vast improvement from a decade ago and is lovely place to walk along with plenty of restaurants, coffees,…etc. Great for families, couples, singles thanks to festive events organized especialy during summer…do not miss it!
Corniche Beach is large with silky soft sands, calm water and easy to swim in. During summer, the beach is full of locals, tourists from all over the world and some hotels have their own areas of sand reserved for beds. It can be quite hot to walk on sand when the sun comes fully out but as soon as you step into the water, it’ s so cooling.
From the beach, you have a full view of the Kasbah and at night, the kasbah look beautiful when it is lit up. Finally, do not miss to visit the other beautiful beaches not far from Agadir.
Kasbah / Agadir Oufla
Kasbah of Agadir is a fortress overlooking the city and the beach with a height of 236 meters giving a great view over city. In 1540, Mohammed Ech-Sheikh, a Moroccan king belonging to the Sade dynasty, erected this city. After conquering the city, it builds these walls for a protection against possible invasions including Portuguese. The site was rebuilt in 1752 to increase the security of Agadir. Because of the earthquake of 1960, the fortifications were rebuilt on their old marks. During their walk, visitors will not forget that this fortress has contained the oldest district of Agadir and this place, is ideal to admire the city from all angles as well as the sunsets.
Valley of Birds
Visitors can discover different species of birds and some local animals and others imported from overseas.
Paradise Valley is located on the road to imouzzer from Agadir, 25 km from Aourir. From a small car park begins the adventure towards the paradise. After 1 hour of walking in the middle of the forest, mountains and rivers, a surprising place, beautiful, with 3 large waterfalls with their large natural pools with turquoise waters, like paradise on earth.
Imouzzer of Ida Outanane
Imouzzer is a small village located about sixty kilometers from Agadir. This village inhabitants are mainly Berbers (Moroccan ethnicity). Imouzzer village is full of a palm grove, where tourists can stroll, meeting the moroccan workers. For regional products lovers, there is a weekly souk every Thursday witch turns the village into a dynamic place. Three kilometers away, the valley of Oued Agadir City MoroccoTinkert offers magnificent waterfalls.
As a visitor, can complete the visit by the caves of Wintimdouine, true speleological place. In august, there is a honey festival which brings together producers and followers of this commodity produced in the region.
How can I go to Imouzzer ?
To start this excursion, you take the road P8 to Essaouira on a little more than 10 km. Then, follow the CT 7002 road, a sinous road that calls for caution. However, visitors can stop along the roads to admire the landscape (palm and oasis) and may even meet iguana sellers. After getting to Paradise Valley, you can continue your road to reach Imouzzer after almost 45minutes drive.
How can I get to Agadir City ?
Agadir is served by buses, taxis and unfortunatley isn’t served by trains.
In case you take a bus from :
- Essaouira : Count between 3h and 3h30;
- Marrakech : Count between 3h and 4h;
- Safi : Count between 4h and 5h;
- Casablanca : Count between 5h and 6h.
If you are coming from the north of Morocco by train, you will finish your way from Marrakech by Soupratour bus. Marrakech is the last train station.