Agadir is the regional capital of the south beyond the Atlas, and it draws thousands of visitors a year. In this post, I have selected 20 amazing things to do in Agadir 2019, There is a big number of tourist attractions that charm tourists from all around the world, such as the wide-open spaces, modernity appeal to many holiday makers and sheltered beach and hotels, The open-air theatre and more.
The attractions include historic sights and countless trendy spots for day, night and also with family. If you’re going to start your first visit to Agadir, this 2019 ultimate guide will help you to plan a good trip in Agadir.
Let’s go to discover what to do in Agadir !
Things to Do in Agadir during the Day
1. Explore Musèe Municipal du Patrimoine Amazighe
An interesting Museum in the center of Agadir, the Musée Municipal du Patrimoine Amazigh comes with a great exhibitions derived from the people of the Sous plains and the pre-Saharan regions.
Situated on the Avenue Hassan 2, the museum is easily reachable and is a remarkable spot to check out.
The museum collections contains magnificent
Berber jewellery, carpet exhibitions, wooden objects and other ethnic objects.
Because of the large variety and its selection, you could spend a longtime appreciating the exhibits and understanding about the Berber culture of the region.
2. Go for Shopping at Souk Al Ahad
This famous marketplace has been kept in
Agadir for many years and continues to show more popular than ever with both,
residents and travelers.
Located in the city center, which can be
found easily, this souk offers a huge selection of various goods and is a
really exciting place to discover.
Here you will find anything you need from
cloths, fruits, veggies, spices and souvenir shops.
There is actually a captivating atmosphere, with the haggling and shouting of the locals, the various foods smell and you will see a larger variety of several colour displayed.
3. Tour the New Talborj
Via Nouveau Talborj are the two main streets where you can stroll around, which are Boulevard Hassan II and Avenue du Prince Moulay Abdallah.
These streets are running parallel to the beach, and occupied by pedestrian areas that are lined with restaurants, shops and crafts outlets.
There, also you can admire some modern
buildings, including the town hall, the post office and the stately law courts.
The Nouveau Talborj is considered as Agadir’s modern center, and was built south of the old town.
4. Get cultured at Memory Agadir Museum
Would you like to get the interesting
history of the town?
The memory Agadir museum is an ideal
location, discover all about the various phases of Agadir historical past, and
move on with context that can help you take pleasure in Agadir.
This museum is located in a stunning
garden, and provides a beautiful photo exhibition of Agadir before and after
the earthquake in 1960.
A visit to this attraction is highly recommended for all tourists to get an overview of what happened here. You will find an interesting documentation and love the Agadir story.
5. Visit Eglise Sainte Anne
Built during the French protectorate in 1930, the Eglise Sainte Anne is the only Catholic Church in Agadir. Located in Rue de Marrakech, this church is dedicated to the patron saint of cabinetmakers and carpenters, Sainte-Anne.
Catholic Church brings together foreigners from Europeans in particular and
students from sub-Saharan Africa.
The church has a charming garden and is a quit place to relax and escape from the busy city streets.
6. Discover the Polizzi Medina
Coco Polizzi is an architect who used traditional Moroccan Building methods.
Agadir offers a number of historical architectural buildings and delightful
Moroccan design, it can include a wonderful Art Deco by this Italian architect.
just 10 km south of Agadir the Polizzi Medina is truly a lovely recreation of
the medina and features a quiet area giving a relaxed experience.
for pictures, the Medina hosts Houses, restaurants, and craft workshops.
For anyone enthusiastic about beautiful architecture, this medina is really a definite must see and it generates a stark distinction to the other buildings in Agadir.
7. Spend time at Jardin d’Olhao
d’Olhao is also called garden of Portugal is a peaceful place to visit.
first the garden was built in 1992, the garden is a result of the twinning
between Agadir and the Portuguese city of Olhao.
Located in the Avenue des FAR, this garden is easily reachable and is home of a memory museum of Agadir.
garden includes many types of trees and flowers, it has a restaurant and you
can find a shopping area with cafes and shops nearby.
For those are looking for some fresh air and relax, this attraction is an ideal place to explore.
8. Get Fantastic Views from Old Kasbah
an altitude of 236 m, the hilltop ruins of the Kasbah provide a breathtaking
views of Agadir and the bay.
originally in 1540 to keep the Portuguese fortress under surveillance, the Old
Kasbah (called also Agadir Oufella), was restored in 18th century.
you can see the Ramparts, have a camel ride and take pictures with them.
Also on the top, you can get some souvenirs from traders. The views are spectacular.
9. Sunbathing on the Beach
of the city, here you will find the sublime sheltered beach which is the
Agadir’s main attraction, where you can relax and enjoy the Atlantic waters.
a bay with 9 km of fine sand, so in the beach you will still have plenty of
spaces to sunbathe or create a sandcastle.
beach is lined with many cafés, hotels and restaurants. Also you can hire
sailboards, jet-skis and water scooters.
There, Rides on horses or camels are also on offer.
10. Visit Mohamed V Mosque
Located in the Talborjt District (city center), at the intersection of 29 February Street and General Kettani Avenue, this building is the largest mosque in the region.
It has the name of the grandfather of King
Mohamed VI, this mosque features a carved wooden doors, mosaic work and
majestic size that make it one of the most beautiful mosques in the city.
It was built in 1960’s with this modern
neighborhood, the mosque stands on a large square, next to a pleasant garden.
By opening the main doors at prayer time, you will see a little inside. But, it’s recommend going there in the afternoon.
11. Take golf lessons at Ocean Golf
Located a few minutes from Agadir city center, the Ocean golf stretches between dunes and forest, on the banks of the Souss River.
The Ocean Golf offers 27 holes on 3
courses, each offering a particular universe. Dunes, Desert or Garden, every
gaming experience is unique on this spectacular golf course that requires
strategy and skill to all players.
The courses are available in several
languages, allowing each golfer to follow an adapted and facilitated training.
If you are looking to experience this game
in Agadir, the Ocean Golf is the perfect place to visit.
12. Visit University Museum of Meteorites
This wonderful and informative museum can be found within the University of Ibn Zohr in Agadir.
on the science of Moroccan meteorites, this attraction is the first university
museum of meteorites in Morocco and Africa.
in 2016, the meteorites samples were collected from nomads and local people who
combed the deserts looking for specimens to sell.
museum provides a various collection of celestial stones, and can be visited by
Things to do in Agadir at Night or with Family
13. Visit Souss-Massa National Park
On the Atlantic coast of Morocco, the Souss-Massa National Park lies between Agadir to the north and Sidi Ifni to the south and covers an area of 33.800 hectares. Created in 1991, it can serve as a quiet place for relaxing and enjoying the day beach.
the park you will find a various plant species, mammalian fauna, and 250
species of birds.
also you can ride a camel, watch the sunset, and enjoy an incredible views of
This attraction is ideal for family outing and offers an adventure trails and exceptional landscapes.
14. Take the Train Touristique Tour
On the Boulevard du 20 Aout, you will find and start your touristic train tour.
tour cost is very cheap, it takes 45 min and is a great experience to admire
the amazing highlights of the city.
This little train runs from the city center and passes some elegant streets including marina, the beach promenade, the Lebanon Mosque and the big hotels of the city.
Try this tour with family or children, you will get a lot of pleasure.
15. Browse Treasures at Complexe Artisanal kasbat Souss
This craft complex is a very lively
artisanal souk, and features some wonderful artwork and artefacts from Souss
In this place, you can discover all the
crafts of the region: candles, babouches, pottery, sewing, weaving, marquetry,
and much more.
There, the sellers are very friendly and
also you can visit some cooperative women shops. The craftsmen can work in
front of you.
You can go there with children and stroll through the galleries, relaxing in the patio, drinking coffe, mint tea or fruit juice. It is a nice place to spend time.
16. Enjoy Seafront Promenade
Agadir is a coastal resort, hence it makes
sense that it really should have an awesome promenade, and it will – the
This walkway expands for about 5 km, is
paved with red ceramic and have low walls and polished stone flooring.
Palms, freshly installed, pleasantly pace
the course, that outdoor lighting ensures maximum security at dusk.
People come here to do sports, admire the sea and / or have a drink in one of the cafés along the promenade. The view of the Kasbah of Agadir – and the inscription “God, the Fatherland, the King” on the mountain – is also one of the highlights of the seafront.
17. Visit the Valley of Birds
The Valley of the Birds is a 2.5-hectare
animal park in the center of Agadir, where meet rare birds from South America
and Asia, and mammals such as the mountain sheep and maggot monkeys.
This garden is planted with many species,
such as magnolias, banana trees, bougainvilleas, oleanders, around a refreshing
There are two entrances, one located on the boulevard of August 20 which is often crowded by the public and one on Hassan II Avenue, much easier to access.
This attraction is a nice place for a family walk.
18. Feel on Top of the City at Grande Roue d’Agadir
At a height of 50 meters, it is composed of
27 gondolas that can accommodate six people each, the Grande Roue d’Agadir
fascinates the locals and tourists through an exciting atmosphere.
Located 25 meters from the beach, it allows
visitors to perform five to six tours in 12 minutes and offers breathtaking
views of the ocean
On the highest wheel of Africa, you can have a panoramic view of the surroundings. So go enjoying the ride, you must give it a try!
19. Get a Selfie with the Crocodiles in Crocoparc
Agadir Crocopark is a lush botanical garden with more than 300 crocodiles. This park made for both children and adults is rich in emotions.
A courses of 600 meters are arranged around the basins to allow you observing these reptiles.
Throughout the visit, educational panels and the presence of guides will bring you informations about crocodiles.
There are rest areas for breaks. For
children, there are workshops and play grounds and a treasure cave for
Don’t miss this attraction, it is really highly recommended, you will experience a fantastic family day.
20. Have Fun in Plage Taghazout
Taghazout, is known around the world, as an excellent surf spot. Surfers from all over the world meet in the “wave season” to indulge in their favorite sport.
The village which has few inhabitants in normal period, swarming with people, a festive atmosphere is felt. Taghazout then becomes “the coastal resort” of the moment, with all its authenticity.
If you want a Jet Ski ride, to eat fresh calamari in the morning, facing the sea, to relax on a deckchair while sipping fresh fruit juice, Taghazout beach is the perfect place to visit.
This is a Family beach, where it is good to settle there, the beach of Taghazout offers the essential for a moment of pure relaxation.