Coastal Areas Sights
Backed by the snowcapped Atlas Mountains, Agadir is Morocco's premier holiday resort boasting a long stretch of sandy, golden beach. This stretches for a dazzling nine kilometres and provides some of the safest swimming off Morocco's Atlantic coast.
High Atlas Mountains
Featuring astonishing scenery, unspoilt Berber villages and remote valleys, the High Atlas is the biggest mountain range in North Africa and offers the adventurous some impressive mountain biking, hiking trails and mountain photography. As the high peaks force the clouds to empty high quantities of rainfall, the Atlas has many lush and fertile valleys surrounded by rivers and rippling waterfalls, and is home to 'Mount Toubkal' - the highest point in North Africa. The Atlas is a breathtaking sight and cannot be missed, especially by hikers and nature lovers who can witness birds, plants and nature from the North African region. Walks are available to suit all abilities - but remember to wear strong walking boots! Mules and horses are also available for riding in the villages.
Flanked by orchards, orange and olive groves lies this majestic, brown-walled, historical and fortified city. Set Between Agadir and Ouarzazate and sometimes called the 'Grandmother of Marrakech' because of its slower pace, beautiful buildings and stunning craftsmanship adorn the city's facades. Behind the red walls of this former Saadian city you'll find local handicraft stalls of terracotta, brass, copper, wrought iron, Berber jewellery and carpets. You're sure to pick up a bargain or two - so remember to take some money!
Music forms the heart of cultural life throughout the whole of Morocco. As a hip party place Agadir is never going to rival the Med's heavyweight nightspots, however it's still got a great deal going on come the evening. Anyone with a passing interest in music should head to a local music bar, café or nighclub which surround The Gasaa Square. Ranging from pop music to R&B and Arabian, you are sure to be kept on the dancefloor until late. Many hote's offer bars and clubs too. For a different kind of evening, head to a glitzy casino or try your hand at a game of poker or blackjack. For something a little more authentic watch out for Morocco's dedicated street musicians who can often be found taking over the streets, playing their repetitive, rhythmic melodies on a mixture of mandolins, guitars, flutes, drums and makeshift violins. The most enchanting is Gnawa trance music - this music, a blend of African styles, combines repetitive rhythms and choric voices to create a trance-like awareness of the present moment in the listener. Of course, there's also a traditional Berber evening or belly dancing! These colourful shows are sure to get you feet stomping and shaking your hips!