What distinguishes the city of Agadir, which is located on the western coast of the Atlantic, is its moderate weather, and its 30 km long beach, which in turn is characterized by golden sand, and shining sun throughout the year. This feature is what made Agadir an excellent tourist position, as luxury hotels and resorts are lined up on the beach, all of which have open pathways to the sea, in addition to the Moroccan architecture that distinguishes these hotels and resorts alongside the modern architecture, in addition to sports facilities such as golf and tennis, horse riding, and others. The health treatment facilities in Agadir are among the largest and most important health resorts in Morocco and Africa, especially in the field of “Thalassotherapy”, which is treatment with sea water.
According to the statistics and reports of the Agadir Regional Tourism Council for the year 2019, Moroccan tourists from various cities rank first in the number of nights spent in the various city hotels, followed by French tourists in second place, then German tourists in third place, and British tourists in fourth place. The destination of Agadir exceeded the ceiling of 5 million and 300 thousand tourist nights in 2019.
It is a recreational port that opened in 2007. Marina Agadir includes cafes, luxury restaurants and clothing stores for international brands, in addition to parking for boats. Tourists can go on cruises on these boats, at a price of 100 dirhams per person for a duration of one hour.
Agadir Beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Morocco. It is very popular during the summer and offers a variety of activities such as strolling along the Corniche, horse riding and practicing water sports and activities, or sitting in elegant cafes and restaurants.
Also known as the "Lovers' Garden", this romantic garden attracts visitors of all ages to spend time in an atmosphere of romance, and in beautiful nature. It is next to a museum set up to commemorate the Agadir earthquake.
Ibn Zaydoun Garden
Its history dates back to 1965 when it was established by engineer Jean Chalet in the Talborjt neighborhood. It is a green park that extends over an area of 4 hectares. It was reconstructed and inaugurated in 2022. It has green spaces, children playgrounds, and proximity stadiums.
A mini zoo hosting all kinds of birds and some other animals, located a few steps from the beach. It attracts young and old alike because of the information it provides about birds, their species and their migration. This garden has many varieties of birds and animals that make it unique from the rest of the gardens of Morocco. Recently the garden is open to the public and free of charge. The garden has parrots, flamingos, llama and others. Reconstruction and redevelopment works are currently underway.
Also called Croco Park, it is the first crocodile park to be inaugurated in Morocco, extending over an area of about four hectares, and containing more than 300 species of crocodiles. It also has many plants belonging to the tropical area, as well as a water garden on which rare plant organisms are located, including large water lilies, as well as a group of other rare plants that were brought from different regions of the world.
It is a swimming pool and a restaurant in the Anza district directly at the northern entrance to Agadir, and offers pool shows for seals and a group of dolphins.
Dania land Project
It is a project under construction near the Kasbah of Agadir Oufella and has faced several obstacles as it was previously going to be built over a fault area in the corniche.
Al Amal Square
It is considered one of the most important and largest squares in the city of Agadir, where various events and several festivals are held. Timitar Festival is among the most important festivals that take place in this square.
Agadir Oufella, which means the fortress at the top, is a historical landmark that used to house the old city, a large part of it was affected by the earthquake that struck the city in 1960. It is located on the top of a mountain 236 meters above sea level, near the port of Agadir.
The Kasbah of Agadir Oufella was founded in 1540 AD by Sultan Muhammad al-Sheikh al-Saadi with the aim of controlling the attack of the Portuguese who settled at the foot of the mountain since 1470 AD in their search for routes to India. The Kasbah is built on top of the same mountain. This strategic location made it possible to bombard the Portuguese bases with cannons in the year 1541 AD, which led to liberating the Portuguese fort called “Santacruz”, and consequently the importance of the fort decreased until Al-Ghalib Billah Al-Saadi rebuilt it. Among the most important components of the fortress before the earthquake were:
An external wall supported by towers and has a curved door for defensive purposes;
A big mosque;
Treasury and Post Building;
Houses, alleys and small squares;
Mellah, a neighborhood dedicated to the Jews, a synagogue;
Mausoleums, the most important of which is the tomb of Sidi Boudjemaa Aknaou, belonging to the Gnaoua sect;
Lalla Yamna Tomb.