It limits with the provinces of Essaouira and Marrakech to the north, with the province of Ouarzazate to the east, with the province of Tan-Tan to the south-east, to the south with the province of Tiznit and to the west with the Atlantic Ocean.
It was founded by the Portuguese around 1500. It is essentially a fishing ground with a population of around half a million inhabitants.
An earthquake destroyed the city on February 29 in 1.960 and they needed later to rebuild it as the modern city we can visit nowadays.
Agadir is not the typical Moroccan city. Its large buildings, hotels, cafes and wide roads and its university make it seem like an european city. There is a New Medina with the typical artisan shops, cafes and restaurants, which has been designed like the old medieval cities.
In Agadir, we can also visit the center, New Talborjt, its new spa tourist área, its modern promenade with a lot of restaurants, shops and discos, or the Mosques of Mohamed V and Loubnane.
Also noteworthy are the gardens of Olhao and Ibn Zidoun or the Catholic Church of Santa Ana on the Marrakech Avenue. But without a doubt, the most spectacular thing is watching the sunset from the mountains above the port, which you can contemplate all the splendor of Agadir from.
One of the main resources of the area in terms of tourist attraction is the National Park of Souss-Massa.
During the summer, they held the Timitar Festival, a festival of Berber and World music. It is worth attending it if you are in this area on those dates.
We invite you to join us in this city which, along with Essaouira, is one of our favorite destinations in the western coast of Morocco.