Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Agadir is one of Morocco’s favourite seaside destinations. Visitors flock here every year to enjoy blissful days on the beach and shop at bustling markets – as well as to learn about the 1960 Agadir earthquake.
You can learn all about the 1960 Agadir earthquake at Medina d’Agadir, a stunning complex featuring a museum, local art studios and more. The museum is filled with maps, newspaper cuttings and photographs detailing the natural disaster and sits in a gorgeous garden. It’s well worth a visit and gives a glimpse of Agadir before the earthquake.
One of the most authentic shopping experiences in Agadir is Souk El Had, a bustling market made up of thousands of stalls. You can pick up anything and everything from fragrant spices to piles of colourful produce, handmade rugs and homeware. Don’t forget to haggle for a good deal.
There are plenty of exciting things to do outside in Agadir. Hit the Agadir Beach, a long stretch of golden sand perfect for bathing. If you have time for a day trip, check out Souss-Massa National Park, a huge region of wetlands and forests filled with exotic birds.