Why choose a cruise to Agadir?
Visiting Agadir guarantees you gorgeous weather, Middle Eastern charm and divine food. Plus, it’s got some of the best beaches in Morocco: you’ll find the prettiest beaches and the best surf spots in the area around Agadir. Whether you want to relax in European cafes, soak up the culture in Moroccan restaurants, try out hamman spas or sunbathe in orange-grove gardens, there’s plenty of choice. The hustle and bustle of the world-famous souks are an experience in themselves, as is exploring the nearby Sahara Desert and Atlas mountain range.
A guide to Agadir’s hotspots
Whether your ideal day is spent sat on the beach in the sun or hiking to ancient monuments, there’s plenty of choice in Agadir. Whatever you do, don’t forget to try traditional Moroccan cuisine before you leave – the tagines are unreal.
Your first stop should be Agadir’s six-mile-long beach. The soft golden sand provides a welcome spot for sunbathing, relaxing and watching the world go by. With views over the bright Atlantic Ocean, you can easily spend hours on the clean, warm beach.
To get a taste of true Moroccan culture and understand life in Agadir, head to La Médina d’Agadir. Part work-of-art and part museum, it’s a life-size recreation of the original medina that was destroyed by an earthquake. Take time to explore the intricacies of its build, and marvel at the art and crafts showcased by local artisans.
While you’re in the city, head to the oldest district. There you’ll find the Kasbah: a set of fortifications from 1541. Hike to the top and you’ll be rewarded by gorgeous medieval Arabic architecture, as well as breathtaking views over the city and the long stretch of coastline.
You can’t visit Agadir without shopping in one of the souks. Put your haggling skills to the test and pick up some delightful trinkets, bringing home a piece of Moroccan culture. The best market in Agadir is the Souk el Had. It’s a favourite with locals, so you’re guaranteed a truly authentic experience and high-quality produce.
Cruise lines that sail to the port of Agadir
The best time to visit Agadir
Summers in Agadir are swelteringly hot: highs of 38°C with little rainfall. However, on the coast, you’ll have the relief of cooler winds breezing in from the Atlantic. From November to February, you can expect temperatures of 19°C-23°C with slightly more rain and cooler evenings. The best time of year to visit is the spring, between March and May. The landscape is green and lush, and the moderate temperatures (26°C-29°C) mean you can explore the city without uncomfortable heat.
Did you know?
- A devastating earthquake occurred in Agadir in 1960, which killed more than 15,000 people and destroyed the majority of the city.
- Agadir was founded as a small fishing village, thousands of years ago. Even to this day, it’s known for its fabulous seafood.
- In 1986, the Moroccan national football team became the first African and Arab country to reach the second rounds of the World Cup.