How to Spend 1 Day in Agadir
With just one day in Southern Morocco’s flagship beach resort, you’ll have time to enjoy the beach, but if you plan your itinerary wisely you can also visit a hilltop kasbah, go souvenir shopping in the souk, witness the production of Morocco’s famous argan oil, and take a sunset camel ride in the dunes. Here’s how.
Morning: Explore the City Sights
Many of Agadir’s central sights can be reached on foot, but visiting with a guide offers insight into Morocco’s fascinating history and cultural heritage, and private transport will ensure you don’t waste time in transit. Start with a visit to the 16th-century kasbah, perched on a hilltop just outside of town, for an impressive view along the Atlantic coast. Back in the city, stroll the historic medina and the atmospheric Talbourjt quarter, admire landmarks including the Royal Palace and the Mohammed V Mosque, or perhaps visit one of Agadir’s argan-oil factories—like many Moroccan towns, Agadir is renowned for its production of the oil.
Afternoon: Sun, Sea, and Souks
A visit to the Souk El Had d’Agadir market is a must for first-time visitors, and exploring with a local guide will help you navigate the language barrier and haggle for the best prices. Arrive in time for lunch and tuck into some traditional Moroccan street food, then browse the stalls for unique souvenirs and handicrafts. Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying Agadir’s sandy beaches, where you can cool off with a swim or take a stroll along the scenic seafront promenade. Adventurous types can take part in a myriad of fun activities such as Jet Skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, or off-road buggy excursions. Be sure to book ahead, especially in the summer months, to avoid disappointment.
Night: Arabian Nights
Enjoy a Moroccan desert adventure without having to journey all the way to the Sahara desert with an evening camel ride in Agadir. The sand dunes and eucalyptus forests along the banks of the Souss River provide a magnificent backdrop, and you can watch the sunset as you ride a camel through the Agadir Hinterlands. For the full experience, book a tour that includes a barbecue dinner and sample tasty local cuisine as well as traditional Moroccan mint tea.