You’ll find that the Agadir area is bathed in sunshine throughout the year, but summer is the best time to hit the beach. If you like it hot, book Agadir holidays for between June and September, when temperatures peak in the late 20s (°C) and the low 30s. Blue skies are practically guaranteed, while cool breezes sweeping over the coast will stop you from feeling uncomfortable. Autumn is all about warm days and cooler evenings, and average daily temperatures in the low 20s. And it’s much quieter in winter, but you can still enjoy up to 10 hours of sunshine a day.
Beach lovers: The 10-km beach has made this resort a top destination in Morocco; you can expect a wide bay on the Atlantic Coast with glorious golden sands and crystal-clear waters.
Explorers: Beyond the beaches, bazaars and souks, you’ll discover the glistening waterfalls at Paradise Valley. And you can enjoy breathtaking views from the 16th century Kasbah perched on the hillside.
Foodies: You’ll love tucking into fruity lamb tagines and freshly-barbecued fish. And you’ll love taking a walk through the spice-scented souks.
More about Agadir
Language: Arabic and French, although English is also spoken around the main tourist hot spots, hotels and resorts. Pack a phrase book or download our handy language app and try out a few basic phrases.
Currency: Moroccan Dirham (Dh).
Local time: Agadir is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Agadir Al Massira Airport. Agadir is about 30 minutes away.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Agadir is 4 hours.
Tourist information: Further Agadir tourist information can be found at www.visitmorocco.com.
Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Agadir.
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On foot: Make the most of the flat city landscape and take a leisurely stroll through the avenues and along the beachfront boulevards, before heading down the coastal road to the modern marina.
By taxi: Look out for local orange taxis (known as petit taxis), which run on a meter and can take you anywhere within the city limits. If you want to go further afield you’ll need to share a grand taxi, which seats up to six; just remember to agree a price before you set off.
By bus: Buses are a cheap and efficient way to get from place to place, but make sure you have enough change with you to buy a ticket.
Festival Timitar: If you’re a fan of world music, make sure you visit Agadir in July. Artists from around the world gather to perform at three open-air venues in the city, in a colorful celebration of the area’s rich musical heritage. Entry is free.
Concert for Tolerance: Every October, this annual concert festival takes place at the northern end of the beach. You’ll find a wide-ranging schedule of DJs, dance music and local rap talent, and it’s a firm favourite among Agadair’s younger crowd.