Agadir holiday highlights

A lively resort with many bars and restaurants and a great deal of entertainment, Agadir also offers a quieter district for those in search of relaxation. Resort style hotels provide, amongst many facilities a selection of restaurants, bars, sporting equipment and plenty of space in which to relax.

Agadir holiday highlights
• Just south of Agadir, where the Souss river flows to the Atlantic, estuarine mud flats are home to a staggering 414 species of birds including greater flamingo, cormorants, little egret, bald ibis (in winter months) and black winged stilts. The migratory periods of February to April and September to November offer the best sightings.

• Imouzzer is a paradise like valley lined with towering palms and just 35 miles north east of Agadir. The Berber village, is renowned for its honey production and is celebrated in a May festival. There is also a weekly souk or market, and spectacular seasonal waterfalls which are best seen in spring.

• An hour along the Souss Valley is Taroudant. Known as the small Marrakech, it is definitely worth a visit either as a day trip from Agadir or as an overnight stop.

• There are three excellent courses for golfing. Golf Du Soleil, Golf les Dunes and the Royal Golf Club host 63 holes of challenging golf.

• Maybe one of the most interesting markets is the Dromedary Souk that takes place on a Saturday morning at dawn. Those taking part are called the ‘men of blue’ named after the indigo coloured wraps they wear.

Agadir key facts

Time difference

GMT +0 hours

Currency

Moroccan Dirham

Flying time to destination

4½ hours

Language

Arabic and French. English is widely understood.

Agadir good to know

Etiquette

Religion
Islam

Dialling code
+212 88

Tipping

A 15-18% service charge is usually added to the bill.

Religion

Islam

Shopping in Agadir

Shops and souks sell souvenirs and local goods.

Food & drink

Food
Harina is a delicious a chickpea soup, often with meat, pumpkin, onions and tomatoes.

A tajine is mutton, veal, chicken or beef stew cooked with potato and lemon and seasoned with herbs and spices.

Morocco’s most famous dish is couscous perfectly steamed with lamb, chicken or fish, a spicy sauce and potatoes.

The traditional pastilla is flaky pastry coated with sugar, cinnamon and egg yolk, layered with pigeon or chicken meat. It’s also served as a desert without the meat.

Moroccan deserts are very sweet, dripping with sugar and/or honey.

• Bars, cafés and restaurants serve a range of cuisine, from local specialities to fast food.

Drink
Stick to bottled water for drinking and cleaning your teeth.