If you are looking for peaceful undeniably beautiful beaches, an exotic and surprising culture and delicious food, just a short flight away, we have what you need. Simply buy a plane ticket and book your room at the Iberostar Founty Beach, one of the best hotels in Agadir.
Agadir is a magnificent city in southwestern Morocco, located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, 508 km south of Casablanca, 235 km west of Marrakech and 173 km from Essaouira. It is the last big city in the south of the country and the sixth largest in the country, after Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Marrakech and Tangier, and is known for its marvellous coastline and for the vibrant and varied cultural and leisure activities on offer, attracting visitors from all over the world year after year.
Despite having been devastated by an earthquake in 1960, it was completely rebuilt and has managed to consolidate itself as one of the most visited areas on the Moroccan coast. In addition, this city of almost 700,000 inhabitants, whose name means 'fortified barn' in the Berber language, houses one of the most important ports in the country, which is said to be the largest sardine port in the world.
Next, discover the places you should not miss if you want to make the most of your Agadir holidays.
Agadir has several beautiful mosques scattered throughout the city. Among the most striking, is the Loubnane Mosque, also known as the Lebanese Mosque, located on the outskirts and considered the most beautiful in the city. Another is the Mosque of Mohammed V, which was built in the nineteen-sixties. Also worth visiting are the new medina -created in 1992, in the Ben Sergas district (4.5 km from the centre), using traditional Berber construction techniques, by the Italian architect, Coco Polizzi, who was born in Rabat.
And, of course you must visit the Kasbah. Built in 1572 by Mohamed Ech-Cheikh, this citadel is one of the most beautiful corners of Agadir, and offers fantastic views over the ocean and the city, at a height of 236 m. From there, you can relax and enjoy hypnotic sunsets. Have your camera ready!
The neighbourhood of Fount, located at the foot of the Kasbah, is the oldest part of the city and preserves vestiges of the old fortress.
Another remarkable place is the Bert Flint Museum. This institution is dedicated to the legacy of the Dutch historian after whom it is named, who gathered countless samples of popular art from rural Morocco during his travels around the country. It is therefore a great option to explore the many ways of life in the Alawite kingdom.
We should also mention the 3,000 seat open-air theatre; the zoo or the Vallee des Oiseaux (valley of the birds), which is home more than 500 species of birds and mammals such as kangaroos and wild sheep, and the garden of Olhão, which is free to enter, and is named after the Portuguese city with is one of Agadir's twin towns.
Towards the airport, to the east, is the city of Dajla, with picturesque Andalusian style houses.
Finally, you can take an excursion out to to Drarga, a town located 10 minutes from the city. There you will find the exciting Crocoparc, an enclosure covering 4 hectares, which is home to 300 nil crocodiles.
It is no secret that this resort has become such a tourist attraction thanks to the fine sandy beaches of Agadir, on the shores of the Atlantic. The most popular beaches are just 9 km from the town centre, and are well sheltered from the wind, making this an ideal place for those who want to travel to Agadir with children.
The local beach, stretches around 10 km in length, and has a pleasant boardwalk to enjoy a stroll by the sea, and is also ideal for relaxing or trying out water sports. Moreover, there are a large number of restaurants on the seafront where you can try the most authentic Moroccan food.
If you love shopping or, simply, taking in a spot of people watching, in that case, it is worth knowing the market of Agadir, Souk Elhed, is one of the largest in North Africa. Here you can buy fruit, vegetables, meat and fish as well as beautiful decorative souvenirs.
On Sunday, we recommend that you visit Souk al-Had, made up of some 6,000 stalls, this bustling, expansive market features many goods ranging from spices to housewares, as well as food. Come and try out your bartering skills!
This list wouldn't be complete without mentioning Agadir golf courses or the marina, where you can rent out boats to explore the coastline of Agadir. There is also a fish market where freshly caught fish are auctioned.
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has an exceptional 4-star hotel in Agadir: the Iberostar Founty Beach. The hotel sits next to a bank of fine sand and is located a short stroll from the centre of Agadir, one of the main tourist spots in Morocco.
Located on the shores of the Atlantic, this seafront, spa hotel offers guests maximum comfort. It has a choice of swimming pools, a beauty and wellness area, family beaches, bars and restaurants where you can try authentic Moroccan food, such as couscous, tajines or tasty harira soup. There is also a complete entertainment programme and conference rooms, fully equipped for holding events in Agadir, such as meetings, team-building and incentive trips.
Moreover, if your only concern during your holidays in Morocco is to have a great time, you can choose to stay on an All-Inclusive basis, so you don't need to do the dishes or worry about running up a big bill by the end of your stay
Don't think twice: check out the latest hotel offers in Agadir at Iberostar, and treat yourself to an unforgettable getaway in Agadir, either as a couple, with your family or with friends. We are waiting to welcome you!
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