The 5 best things to do in Agadir

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15 Oct The 5 best things to do in Agadir

The colourful hustle and bustle of charming little streets, the hustle and bustle of traders in the souks and a scent of sweet spices that promises me a touch of 1001 Nights. The Moroccan city of Agadir, located on the foothills of the Antiatlas Mountains, brings you a little bit closer to the oriental flair!

Perfect for your stay is the TUI BLUE Riu Tikida Beach, located directly on a kilometre-long sandy beach.

However, Agadir has so much more to offer than beautiful sandy beaches and Moroccan markets. For you, I have made my way to the 5 best things to do in Agadir. Have fun reading!

The new medina of Agadir

In Arabian or North African cities, the medina is the name given to the old town.

The special feature of Agadir is that the old medina was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1960. Shortly afterwards, the Italian Coco Polizzi took on the great task of rebuilding the old town near Agadir, true to the original.

Today, you can easily get to the Ben Sergao district by taxi or rental car for a tour. As you stroll through the medina of Agadir, you will surely notice the different scents of the spice mixtures of Moroccan cuisine. In many small souks, a multitude of traders offer you handmade works of art, jewellery or other sweet treasures. As a tip: Dare to bargain, it’s the custom here. Above all, be careful that the traders don’t rip you off 😉

During a walk through the old town, the Moroccan architecture is particularly impressive. Many traditional materials such as wood, stone and earth were used to build the city. It somehow gives me a feeling of warmth, what do you think?

The new Medina of Agadir

The new medina of Agadir

Agadir Crocodile Park

A little highlight for all animal lovers and one of the top things to do in Agadir is a visit to the crocodile park. Hopefully you won’t be afraid of the reptiles, because here you’ll get the chance to get up close to over 300 animals and maybe even help feed them. Walk through the park and take a break among the refreshing waterfalls, cascades and sea of water lilies. In the summer months, the park is even open until 11 pm. Watching the animals at night is a special experience, especially for children.

But please stay on the paths, lest another little accident happen 😉

Agadir Crocodile Park

Over 300 different specimens in the Agadir Crocodile Park

Paradise Valley Agadir

An absolute dream tour and a beautiful things to do is a visit to the Paradise Valley in Agadir.

An untouched oasis in the middle of a paradisiacal valley surrounded by high cliffs and idyllic waterfalls will enchant you. Here you will feel as if you are in another world. The valley was created by French colonists at the beginning of the 20th century and is the ideal place to explore Agadir’s nature and take a refreshing dip at the same time.

Bathe in natural lakes surrounded by lush green palm trees and a stunning mountain backdrop. Even those who are not so keen on water can enjoy the panoramic view of the Atlas Mountains on the surrounding hiking trails.

Agadir Paradise Valley

View of the natural pools in Paradise Valley

Corniche Beach

Of course, a visit to the beach cannot be missing from my list of the most beautiful things to do in Agadir. I have picked out a special gem especially for you 😉 Corniche Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Agadir. The long, fine sandy beach stretches almost endlessly along the sea.

How about buying snorkelling equipment in the surrounding shops or renting it from diving companies and exploring the underwater world? Morocco is also a paradise for the surfing elite. Of course, you can also try your hand at surfing and let yourself be carried by the waves.

Just here to relax? No problem either. Let your feet be tickled by the waves during a long walk on the beach and simply enjoy the warm rays of the sun.

agadir strand

Main beach in Agadir

Souss Massa National Park

A rare jewel and a unique thing to do near Agadir is the Souss Massa National Park. Historical drawings in mysterious caves show you more about the life of our ancestors. Endangered animal species such as Mendes antelopes or Dorkas gazelles graze at natural springs. Endless expanses alternate with banana plantations. You can observe almost 200 different bird species that have settled in this breathtaking landscape. Endless expanses alternate with desert areas and banana plantations. From Agadir you can book an off-road tour into the “Mini Sahara”. However, you might have to make a short stop more often. Dromedaries like to get in the way 😉

Souss Massa National Park in Agadir

Dromedaries in Souss Massa National Park

 

I hope I have made you curious about the country and the city with my top things to do and see in Agadir. There is nothing better than getting to know a new culture.

Just mingle with the people and get to know the customs and traditions. Who knows, you might even find a flying miracle carpet #Aladin from one of the traders.

The sights offer something for every holidaymaker. Fun with children, fascinating architecture or nature lovers. The local BLUE Guides will give you the best tips and recommendations. You can easily explore the city by rental car.

Let us surprise you and pack your bags for your trip to Morocco.

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Janine Neumann

Janine is part of the TUI BLUE editorial staff and enjoys to visit Scandinavia. When she's not away on hiking trails, she loves to make her home „hygge“.

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