Getting to Agadir and things to See & Do

Between Essaouira and Marrakech, where the Atlas mountain range reaches the sea, is one of Morocco's best-kept secrets: Agadir. Atlantic beach, subtropical climate and desert come together in this city of exotic contrasts. We reveal 5 sea and mountain plans that you can do if you visit this small corner of paradise in Morocco.


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Taghazout 

20 km from Agadir following the road to Essaouira, we find our second coastal stop: Taghazout, a small Berber tourist and fishing village.

Considered as the best place of surfing in Africa, hundreds of sportsmen who love surfing and windsurfing visit the beaches of Taghazout throughout the year to surf at Anchor Point or "Punta del Ancla", the most privileged spot for the practice of these sports in Morocco.

But for non-sporting tourists, this town offers other equally attractive activities: wandering through its streets dyed with a bohemian and multicultural atmosphere or riding a camel or horse around the High Atlas adjoining the city.

Tamri beach 

42 km from Agadir and in the heart of the Berber region of Ida Outanane is the beach of Tamri. It is an enclave little frequented by tourists, which gives it exclusivity.

This beach offers a varied coastal landscape, from rocky bays and full of fine sand to cliffs with caves and large dunes around it, which seem to move you to the very foothills of the Sahara desert.

The main population of Tamri is separated from the coast by a lagoon and was declared a Natural Park of Tamri because there live two species of animal in danger of extinction: the camel and the hermit ibis.

In addition, the sea of this area of the coast produces large waves that make this beach a very attractive place for surfers. For tourists staying in Agadir, Tamri beach is a perfect day trip. 


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Anti Atlas Route

Departing from Ouarzazate, in the high Draa valley at 30 km, towards Agadir and towards Marrakech on the N-10. This route so frequented by tourists crosses the Anti Atlas, a small mountain range of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. During the tour, you will stop at several points of tourist interest. 

The first one is Anezal, a small town where several weaving cooperatives of amazing Moroccan carpets can be found. In addition, this town is the gateway to the route of the Siroua massif, a sacred peak where tributes are paid after each agricultural season. 

The next stop is Tazenakht, where we will find the oasis of Allogoum and its Kashba (castle) and the small village Foum Zguid, next to the Jebel Bani, the considered door of the Sahara desert. Tazenakht is also an important production center for Berber carpets, whose workshops can be visited to learn about the work of dyeing fabrics. In addition, for its streets, there are many bazaars that offer their sale to tourists.

Following the route, we find Taliouine, the most important center of production of saffron and oregano in Morocco. It is also famous for its stone crafts and its honey. 
The last stop of the route through the Anti Atlas will be Aoulouz, an important Moroccan souk and starting point of the roads leading to the old volcano Jebel Siroua, 3304 meters high.





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