Agadir

November 8, 2017
Moroccan Cities

Agadir, the beautiful white sand city by the sea is situated on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean close to the foot of the scenic Atlas Mountains, just north of the juncture where the Souss River flows into the sea. Nestled in a scenic bay known as the sunniest bay in the world, Agadir is  justifiably famous for its delicious seafood, home to the most fertile region of Morocco.and is frequently called the “Orchard of Morocco”.Luxurious gardens of vegetables and fruits decorate the stunning landscapes of this enchanting city by the sea.

Agadir is a principal fishing and commercial port, the first sardine port in the world, (exporting cobaltmanganesezinc and citrus).It is also a stunning seaside resort with a long and sandy beach. It features European style restaurants, spacious and easily traveled roads, modern hotels, and is a vivid contrast to the more traditional Moroccan cities.

Agdir is the ideal location for a truly wonderful vacation experience. Relax on the 20 kilometers of magnificently maintained beaches and enjoy the year round warmth. Or stroll along the beach, following the palm tree shaded alley for many kilometers in this seaside resort with a distinctly European atmosphere where hotels (Agdir boasts the largest number of hotel facilities in the country) restaurants and cafés abound. Explore the beauties of the National Park of Sous Massa,

rural souks, lonely mountain hamlets, traditional dwellings, and the plentiful orchard markets’ that provide a unique contrast to the modern seaport and the bustle and activity of this vibrant

city. Open to the world, Agadir is an active city, and organizes its own spectacular international cultural festival. Its downtown features an array of sightseeing opportunities, the  fabulous bird valley, the Kasbah which offers a fantastic view from the top of the hill, the “Bert Flint” museum of Berber art, and the Medina Polizzi where craftsmen will offer you their meticulously hand crafted wares.

In February 1960, a major earthquake destroyed large areas of the city. Agadir was rebuilt within just 2 years in accordance with a modern urbanization plan and features stringent antiseismic standards.

Discover the stupendous beauty of this stunning city of arresting contrasts that offers the best of ancient history ,traditional hospitality, and thoroughly modern conveniences.