What are the best things to do in Agadir? And what are the best places to visit in Agadir? The choices are endless, but if you’re here on vacation, or even live in the city, you’ll want to make sure you get the most out of your stay. If you’re wondering where to go and what to do while visiting Agadir, Morocco, look no further than these 10 must-do activities that will truly explore everything this city has to offer you.
Hike to Agadir Oufella
This is one of Agadir’s most iconic experiences. It offers up an incredible view of both mountains and beaches, as well as easy access to dining and shopping opportunities. Hike up to Agadir Oufella for an experience you won’t soon forget.
Visit Souk El had
A souk is an open-air market or bazaar, and a souk in Morocco is about as authentic and local as you can get. Though there are several different markets throughout Agadir, Souk El Hadd’s medina (old city) and its maze of alleys and covered passageways is filled with stalls selling silver jewelry, leather bags, handmade rugs, clothing, spices and beautiful fabrics. The shops lining Avenue Hassan II offer souvenirs such as argan oil soaps and candles. And for bargain shoppers looking for deals on such items as electronics—especially smartphones—Teknnia Market has a wide selection of retailers offering competitive prices.
Visit Croco park
For a day of family fun, head over to Croco Park, located at the foot of Djebel Ayachi. The zoo boasts more than 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, including crocodiles, alligators and turtles. While you’re there, you can also interact with other animals on hand or visit an aquarium. The park is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visit Souss-Massa National Park
Located just about 1 hour away from the city of Agadir, Souss-Massa National Park is a world of contrasts. Nestled between lush greenery and Saharan deserts, visitors can experience both environments in dfr\ejm,ka single day. Boasting an amazing array of wildlife such as gazelles, ostriches, and even addax (an antelope that once roamed Europe), Souss-Massa is home to over 350 species of birds including eagles and falcons. Visitors will enjoy breathtaking views and endless activities like stargazing at night and hiking on desert trails by day.
Visit Paradise Valley
The Paradise Valley is one of most beautiful areas you can explore when traveling to Morocco, located just five minutes outside of Agadir. Lush greenery mixed with cascading waterfalls creates a feeling of paradise. Grab your hiking shoes and head down into Paradise Valley for an adventure you won’t soon forget.
Accrobranche Souss Park Agadir
If you’re looking for an activity that has something for everyone, then Accrobranche Souss Park is a must. Here, you can experience everything from water activities like kayaking and sailing to outdoor pursuits like biking and hiking. With several packages on offer (and group discounts available), you’ll have no trouble finding one that best suits your needs and interests.
Visit Memoire d’Agadir
Whether you’re a photography enthusiast or simply an aspiring hobbyist, you won’t want to miss Memoire d’Agadir. This privately owned archive houses countless pictures that have been taken of Agadir over time—covering everything from architecture and beaches to modern city life. While a bit pricey, it’s well worth a visit for those who love history and culture. Not only will you see rare photos taken before 1960 but also images from as recent as 2017. Overall, there are more than 20,000 images available—all of which depict what life was like at different points throughout history.
Seafront Promenade Agadir
Take a stroll along 2.5km of Agadir’s seafront promenade, which stretches from Port Al Massira in southward direction toward Cap Serrat point. The promenade is lined with palm trees and dotted with bars, restaurants and shops. Along it you will also find a fishing port, fish market and a couple of small beaches.
Amazigh Museum in agadir
Explore and learn about Agadir’s history with a visit to its Amazigh Museum. The museum is home to several displays on everything from fishing techniques and traditional dress, to way of life and housing. A native people of Morocco who also called themselves the free men, Amazigh lived here long before Berbers arrived in North Africa. When they did arrive—around 300 BCE—they brought with them their language and culture. While Arabic is still dominant today, most Amazigh live in remote areas where they follow traditions passed down for generations and speak Tamahaq, their native tongue.
Vallée des Oiseaux
10 kilometers (6 miles) north of Agadir, you’ll find another natural wonder. This beautiful valley is home to around 150 different species of birds, most of which make it their permanent home. If you want to explore Vallée des Oiseaux, there are plenty of tours available in town. Just make sure you go early—this attraction is most popular with locals during lunch break (around 12 p.m.), when reservations for tours can be hard to come by.
Visit Taghazout Cafes and see the sunset
Although Agadir is one of Morocco’s most famous seaside destinations, it’s still got a few tricks up its sleeve for visitors. If you’re looking for something a little different, make your way down south to Taghazout. From here, you can visit cafes perched on rocks overlooking beautiful beaches and experience local beach culture in sunset time.