Agadir travel guide
If you’re planning your trip to Agadir, here are some tips to help you make the most of your stay:
Welcome to Agadir, one of the most popular destinations in Morocco for travelers in search of sun, sand, and culture.
This coastal city located on the Atlantic coast is famous for its golden sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and pleasant climate throughout the year.
When is the best time to go to Agadir?
Agadir, the pearl of southern Morocco, is a destination not to be missed for lovers of sun, beach, and culture.
Whether you are looking for moments of relaxation, adventure, or discovery, Agadir will fulfill you. But what is the best time to visit this vibrant city?
If you are looking for mild temperatures to enjoy the beach, the best period is between May and October, where the sun shines and the temperatures are pleasant.
But if you want to avoid the crowd and take advantage of more advantageous rates, the period between November and April is also conducive to visiting Agadir.
So what are you waiting for to book your next trip to Agadir?
Entry formalities to Morocco :
Make sure your passport is valid before you leave.
Nationals of many countries can enter Morocco without a visa for a maximum duration of 90 days, but it is important to check the specific requirements for your country of residence at the Moroccan embassy before leaving.
Remember that there can be high costs for using your mobile data abroad. We want you to fully enjoy your trip to Agadir, that’s why we recommend taking some precautions. To avoid international roaming charges, it is advised to turn off the mobile data on your cell phone when you are abroad. Or better yet, you can opt for buying a local SIM card or an international data package from your telephone operator before you leave. This way, you can surf the Internet with peace of mind, without having to worry about high costs.
Arrival in Agadir :
Mobile Telephony :
At the airport, without even needing to go out, you will find mobile telephony operators offering SIM cards to stay connected during your stay. The available telephone operators are: Inwi, Maroc Telecom and Orange. For 100 dhs (10€), you will have a chip with a Moroccan telephone number and 10gb of internet.
Change your money into Dhs (Dirhams)
The local currency in Agadir is the Moroccan dirham (MAD).
It is recommended to exchange money before your trip or use ATMs once there. Credit cards are also accepted in many shops, hotels, and restaurants. But most transactions are made in cash.
You will also find several exchange offices, keep in mind that it is not at the airport where you will have the best rate.
You will easily find exchange offices in town and even the majority of hotels will offer you a more interesting exchange rate.
Accommodations in Agadir:
Agadir offers a wide variety of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to traditional guest houses called “riad” and holiday apartments.
Luxury Hotel Agadir
For those who prefer more luxurious options, Agadir also offers a selection of luxury seaside hotels. The Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Resort, the Riu Palace Tikida Agadir and the Royal Atlas are popular luxury hotels that offer breathtaking views of the ocean and an unforgettable holiday experience.
Apartments - Agadir
For those looking for more independent accommodation, seaside apartments are a popular option. You can easily find furnished apartment offers with sea views and modern amenities such as swimming pools and spas.
Riad - Agadir
The riads, on the other hand, are traditional Moroccan guest houses that offer a more authentic experience. The riads are often located in the medina, the old quarter of the city, and offer a calm and peaceful atmosphere. The rooms are often decorated in a traditional style and have indoor patios or rooftop terraces to relax and enjoy the view of the city.
Hostel - Agadir
There are no youth hostels in the city of Agadir, but you can find them in surrounding cities, like Taghazout. Youth hostels are an affordable option for solo travelers or small groups looking to meet other people and explore the region with ease.
Rate starting from 10€/ night.
Available means of transport :
Agadir has a well-served international airport by numerous airlines, making it easy to access the city.
Once there, you can use taxis, buses, and car rental services to get around.
By taxi :
Taxis are available 24/7 at the exit of the arrivals hall, there are everywhere and in quantity.
The rates for trips to the city center are set at 150 dirhams during the day and 200 dirhams after 7 p.m. The journey takes about 20-25 minutes.
Buses are also an economical option for getting around inside the city.
By bus :
For travellers wishing to get to Agadir city centre in complete tranquillity, the bus is a practical and economical option.
In June 2023, Alsa created the first direct line between Al-Massira airport and Agadir city centre. Alsa is known for its modern fleet of buses and its high-quality customer service.
Departures from Agadir airport are every hour until 1am. This airport shuttle serves 12 main bus stops, allowing passengers to choose their destination according to their needs.
The fare is Dhs 50 (€5) one way and Dhs 80 (€8) return.
We hope you find this information useful in planning your trip to Agadir.
We look forward to welcoming you to Agadir and are available to answer any questions you may have and help you have a pleasant and memorable stay.
The main activities in Agadir:
Discover our selection of the best activities in Agadir by clicking on this link: what to do in Agadir?
You will find ideas for visits, excursions, and leisure activities to fully enjoy your stay.
And if you have any questions or need advice, our team is at your disposal to help you plan your trip and book the activities that interest you the most.
Are you looking to live authentic experiences and discover the hidden secrets of Agadir?
We have an exclusive selection of activities for all tastes and ages, all created in partnership with local artisans to offer you unique and authentic experiences. Whether you want to learn how to cook traditional Moroccan dishes, explore the local markets with a local guide, or discover the secrets of local craftsmanship, our experienced and passionate team will be there to accompany you every step of the way.
Book now and immerse yourself in the authenticity of Agadir!
Agadir Local customs
In addition to its natural charm, Agadir is also known for its unique culture, which is manifested through its traditions and local customs. If you plan to visit Agadir, here are some of the local customs you might encounter:
The inhabitants of Agadir are known for their legendary hospitality. If you are invited to a local family’s home, expect to be warmly welcomed with mint tea and pastries.
Guests are considered a blessing, and it is customary to treat guests with respect and offer them the best food and drink available.
The traditional market
Traditional markets, known as souks, are an important part of Agadir’s culture. Souks are lively and noisy places where you can find a wide variety of products, from spices to clothes to jewelry. It is common to negotiate prices with sellers, and Agadir’s inhabitants are known for their bargaining skills.
Moroccan cuisine is one of the most appreciated in the world, and the city of Agadir is no exception. The local cuisine is influenced by Berber, Arab, and Andalusian cooking, and is characterized by spicy and aromatic dishes such as couscous, tajine, and mechoui. It is common to eat with your hands and share a common dish with several guests.
Agadir is a city rich in traditional crafts and local products. You will discover pottery, limestone sculpture, ivory jewelry, and the famous Moroccan babouches. Local craftsmen use traditional techniques and natural materials to create unique and high-quality pieces.
If you are looking for authentic souvenirs and local products to take home, you will not be disappointed by the wealth and diversity of crafts in Agadir.
Agadir is a welcoming and relatively safe city for visitors, but as in all large cities, it is important to take some precautions to avoid any hassle during your stay.
We recommend that you do not walk alone late at night and do not leave valuable objects in sight in your car or hotel room.
But don’t worry, these simple measures will allow you to fully enjoy your trip safely. We are at your disposal to answer all your questions and help you have a peaceful and hassle-free stay in Agadir.