If you are looking for a location in Morocco that allows you rest and relaxation as well as the opportunity to indulge in activities, then Agadir is the perfect spot for you. This modern city is located on the eastern coast of the country and offers visitors tranquillity as well as unmatched views of the Atlantic Ocean. An Agadir rental villa is the perfect option for that beach holiday with a difference.
The city has approximately 10 kilometres of marvellous beach to be explored once you leave your Agadir rental house. The beach is perfect for simply lazing in the sun or taking a swim in the warm, crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Other water activities available include snorkelling, sailing, fishing, windsurfing and jet skiing. If you are still craving more activities, Agadir also offers horse riding, paragliding, tennis, bird watching and three wonderful golf courses.
Having been destroyed by an earthquake in the 1960s, Agadir has little in the way of historical buildings, having a totally modern feel. If you would like to learn a bit more about the history and culture, then there are several museums worth visiting. The Bert Flint Museum was named after the Dutch artist who lived in the country for over 40 years. He collected a variety of artefacts including Berber craftwork, jewellery and fabrics, all of which are now on display. Le Musee des Artes Berberes has an interesting collection of 19th century Berber items including jewellery, carpets and cases.
A day trip to the second largest Moroccan city of Marrakech is worth leaving your Agadir rental villa for. This city is vibrant, colourful and full of history. The first destination on your itinerary has to be the Djemaa el Fna Square which is a popular area for locals and visitors alike. The square is vibrant with stalls and stands with entertainment such as magicians and story tellers making an appearance as the sun starts to go down. The Djemaa el Fna Square is so traditional and authentic it has become a designated UNESCO site.
Other sights that should be seen in Marrakesh include The Tanneries (if your nose can stand the unique smell!), the Yves St. Laurent Garden, Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs.
Being situated on the coast and in the east of Morocco, Agadir enjoys a temperate, Mediterranean climate. The average daytime temperature in the summer is 25°C and a reasonable 21°C during the winter months. Visitors will find that they don’t overheat thanks to the pleasant trade winds that keep the coastline cool. Rainy season runs from June to November with the heaviest showers generally occurring in December and January.
Travellers will start their Agadir holiday by landing at Al Massira Airport (AGA), approximately 22 kilometres from Agadir itself. Direct flights at affordable prices can be arranged with carriers such as Thomson Airways, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and easyJet. Passengers can depart from various airports including Gatwick (LGW), Dublin (DUB), Manchester (MAN), Bristol (BRS), London Stansted (STD), Liverpool (LPL) and East Midlands (EMA).