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About Agadir

Agadir is a bustling port city located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Since recovering from a devastating earthquake in 1960, the city has been partially rebuilt, creating an interesting blend of Arabic and Western architecture. Agadir is home to the largest souk market in Morocco and is the location of many classic films.

Cheap flights to Agadir are now available for a limited period of time, so prepare to be seduced by the ornate architecture and aromatic scents of this romantic Arabic city! Agadir is home to Agadir–Al Massira Airport (AGA), located 35 minutes from the city centre by car. Agadir-Al Massira serves a multitude of airlines, including Royal Air Maroc, Air Berlin, Condor Airlines and Luxair. There are no direct flights from South Africa to Agadir, but popular connecting flights depart from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Why visit Agadir

culture

Culture

Agadir is a dynamic fusion of different cultures: from the varied architecture, to the people comprising of a vibrant mix of Arab, Caucasian and North African ethnicities.

landscape

Landscape

Flanked on one side by the ocean, and the Atlas Mountains on the other, Agadir has a rich natural landscape. Just beyond Agadir lies the famous Sahara Desert, which adventurous trekkers can venture into on guided day hikes.

local cuisine

Local cuisine

Honouring its mixed heritage, Agadir is the centre of a gastronomic fusion of herbs, spices and flavours influenced by Spain, France and Arabia. Try a traditional Moroccan tagine, Harira Lamb soup and Moroccan mint tea.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Morocco
Currency Moroccan Dirham
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.76 MAD
Language Arabic and Berber
Hub Airport Agadir–Al Massira Airport (AGA)
Airline Royal Air Maroc
Time Zone GMT + 0
Travel Adaptor Type C/E

Best time to visit Agadir

Morocco enjoys year-round warm weather due to its Mediterranean climate. High season in Agadir takes place between May to November. During this time temperatures are at their warmest and flocks of tourists visit the city to enjoy its beaches and delicious food and drink. The quietest season runs from December to April, when temperatures are lower. The best time to visit Agadir would be during its low season (December to April). At this time, the tourist crowds are smaller and quieter, and temperatures are not much lower than during peak season. It is advised that western tourists do not visit Agadir during the holy month of Ramadan, when shops and restaurants close early due to the fast.

Weather & Climate in Agadir

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 8°C 9°C 11°C 13°C 14°C 17°C 18°C 18°C 17°C 15°C 12°C 9°C
High °C 22°C 24°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 28°C 30°C 30°C 29°C 28°C 25°C 22°C
Rainfall (mm) 37 29 25 13 7 1 1 1 1 22 29 63

Overview

Overlooking the ocean and backed by the majestic Atlas Mountains, Agadir is a celebrated international destination for visitors looking to get their fill of sea, sun and delicious food! Most famously known for its pristine white beach and blue waters, Agadir is a secluded haven for beach lovers.

A host of religious and cultural activities in the city are also available. La Medina, located just outside Agadir, is a constructed Berber-style fort, and is a kind of walk-though attraction consisting of a museum, shops, a hotel and an exotic garden. Agadir also hosts a range of bustling souks where visitors can browse to their hearts’ content, finding rare collectibles and putting their bargaining skills to the test.

Visa & Customs

South Africans do require a visa to enter Morocco. The following documentation needs to be provided as part of your application:

1) An original, valid passport with at least six months’ validity after intended duration of stay
2) A photocopy of current passport
3) Two recent passport-sized photos
4) 1 x copy of return flight ticket (a preliminary booking is accepted)
5) 3 x months of latest bank statements
6) 1 x copy of confirmed hotel reservations for duration of stay in Morocco (preliminary booking)
7) Proof of medical and accident travel insurance
8) Payment of Visa fee

For more information regarding your visa application, please contact The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in South Africa:

799 Francis Baard Street
Pretoria
0083

Telephone no: 012 343 0230

Health & Safety

Morocco is generally a very safe country to visit and violent crime towards tourists is rare, if not unheard of. Agadir streets are filled with uniformed local police consistently patrolling the streets to ensure the safety of its citizens. Agadir is an extremely safe city to walk around in, during the day and night.

As with any city, petty crime and scamming does occur in Agadir. Keep a watchful eye on your valuables and possessions, especially at busy areas like marketplaces and bus stops. Take copies of important documents and do not carry large amounts of cash around in your wallet. If you are unfamiliar with the city streets do not walk them at night, rather catch a taxi cab. Tap water is not safe to drink, rather purchase bottled water. Required vaccines include vaccines for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. Speak to your GP about additional recommended vaccines for travelling to Morocco.

Cost of Living

ITEM CAPE TOWN JOHANNESBURG AGADIR
Meal inexpensive restaurant R100 R100 R40
Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught) R25 R25 R42
Cappuccino R22 R22 R15
Taxi 1km (normal tariff) R10 R10 R4
Packet of cigarettes (Marlboro) R37 R37 R43

Where to stay?

First-time visitors and visitors keen to be near the beach should stay in the popular tourist sector of Agadir, appropriately named Secteur Touristique. This bustling and modern area is lined with olive and palm trees and filled with restaurants serving local Moroccan cuisine. Hotels, bed-and-breakfasts and self-catering accommodation are on offer, with most facilities being within walking distance to the beach.

Getting Around

The simplest and most affordable option for getting around Agadir is by bus. Bus routes are mapped all over the town and are safe and comfortable (although they can get a little crowded during rush hour traffic). Taxis taking passengers around town are known as Petit Taxis and usually run on a meter. If you are looking to travel somewhere out of the city you will have to take a Grand Taxi, which is a larger vehicle that usually carries about six passengers including you (you can hire the entire taxi for a larger fare, but be sure to negotiate the agreed price with your driver before entering the vehicle).

Main attractions in Agadir

Agadir Beach and Promenade

Agadir Beach and Promenade

Agadir Medina

Agadir Medina

Souk El Had

Souk El Had

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