Fly To Agadir, Morocco
This modern Moroccan port city had to rebuild after it was destroyed in an earthquake in 1960. Today it’s an interesting mix of ancient Moroccan tradition and modern facilities with stunning beaches, wide boulevards fringed with palm trees and a variety of excellent resort hotels.
Located on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, Agadir is most popular for its beautiful 9km stretch of golden beach set in the crescent-shaped Agadir Bay. But as it had to be completely rebuilt after the earthquake, what you see is a very modern, well-designed city that has had to rebuild its personality. This city is a popular base from which to explore Southern Morocco, which adds to its attractiveness.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Agadir do need a Visa to enter Morocco. Make sure you leave enough time for processing of the Visa and ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your date of return. You will also need 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The address for the South African Embassy in Morocco is 34, Rue Des Saadiens-Hassan, Rabat, Morocco. Phone: +212-537-689159.
See and do
Agadir is famous for its superb beaches and for being a base from which to explore the Sahara desert inland for a day trip, or longer. But while you’re here in the city, the first thing to do is enjoy the sun, sea and sand.
But there is more to do in Agadir once you tire of resort life. Although it’s most famous for being an international seaside resort, Agadir also offers some charming history and lots of insight into local culture. Bargain for souvenirs in its covered souk, or bazaar, a market selling all sorts of local specialties, including leather, copperware, silk and cotton garments, silver, woolen rugs, blankets and carpets. There’s also the vibrant fish market, where locals barter for the catch of the day.
When you’re not shopping for bargains or sunning yourself on a golden beach, you can ride a camel or take the 20-minute walk up to the ruins of the Kasbah from where you will have panoramic views of the city.
Agadir Al Massira Airport – AGA
Al Massira Airport is an international airport that serves the city of Agadir in the southwestern part of Morocco. It is located 25km from Agadir and services around 1 million passengers every year.
Food and beverage: Cafeteria sells light meals and snacks.
Currency Exchange: There is an ATM and currency exchange outlet in the terminal building at Agadir Airport.
Lost luggage: If luggage is lost on the plane, contact your airline. For luggage lost at the airport, contact the Lost and Found service by calling 0288 391112.
Airport Hotels: There are no airport hotels. Nearby: Atlantic Palace Agadir, Hotel Riu Palace Tikida Agadir, Robinson Club Agadir, Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Resort.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Europcar, First Car, Hertz, Sixt and some local operators.
Airport Hub: Al Massira International Airport in Agadir (code AGA) is a focus city for Royal Air Maroc.