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Travel Guide

Agadir is a city in the  southern part of Morocco. It's surrounded  by the Sahara desert, natural parks  and  beaches. The city is popular  between the European tourists  for it's  appropriate facilities for beach-tourism with seaside resorts along  sandy beaches. it has a wide stretch of beach that has a lot of hotels and attraction establishments. Agadir  is  an important  fishing  and  commercial port .  The  city is not typical of  traditional Morocco as it has large buildings, wide  roads  and  modern hotels because it was rebuilt after a major earthquake that happened in 1960,.
a very known large market where everything is sold from food to souvenirs, which is in a short distance from the city center called souk elhad. Marche centrale has many shops inside. The prices for goods there are reasonable

Very important to mention that Agadir has many truly fabulous restaurants, from authentic Moroccan to French Moroccan fusion. A good rule of thumb for choosing restaurants is to avoid those catering solely to tourists.

Agadir has international airport  named  Al Massira  Airport, it has  direct scheduled flights to the main European cities. but if coming from USA, Canada or Asia  you have to change planes in Casablanca.  There is no train connection to Agadir you  can only  use buses to get there.  Agadir's bus  station is near the Sahara hotel's  parking and you  can also take  grand taxi there.

Eat and  drink
The  cheapest restaurants are in  new Talbourjt, it's one of the  cheapest zone in Morocco for tourists. Next to the beach there are  also many restaurants. you can  find the spot for having meal in any taste :  from traditional fast food to Indian food. there are  also good  fish restaurants. Alcohol in Agadir  is found in all the tourists places.

What To Do
There are a lot of surf schools. Surf camps and  shops  where it's possible to  buy  all the  things for surfing. The best surf season is from November till March.  Beside the  city  at the top of the hill there is  a part of the fortress , it's  a nice place to visit and you  can get there  by the petite taxi.
In Agadir there is a  Zoo  called “Vallee des Oiseaux” where you can find  a lot of animals  and birds.
Museum Municipal du Patrimoine Amazigh which exhibits a collection of berber objects from 18th and 19th centuries , old  music instrumentals, traditional clothing and  the old manuscripts.

Taghazout is a small fishing-surfing town 12 miles north of the city of Agadir. There are several beaches here, which are the most beautiful ones in Morocco. Dozen of  big  and small beaches lie here along the coast , their setting is the most attractive, with mountains on all sides.


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