Moroccan Dessert
 
Agadir

Agadir ( اكادير in arabic) is known as the Jewel of Morocco.  Bordering one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Agadir is known for its many adventures and beautiful beaches.  Fishing, boating, snorkeling, and other beach activities can be enjoyed year-round.  Such wonderful weather and beautiful beaches have made Agadir southern Morocco’s southern destination for fun in the Moroccan sun.

Originally a fishing villiage, the city of Agadir was established as a trading post for the Portuguese. In 1541 the city came back under Moroccan control and in 1572 the Kasbah was built to the north on a hill overlooking the bay.

Born by the destruction of an earthquake that killed 15,000 people on February 29, 1960, Agadir was specifically rebuilt as a tourist destination. Beautiful parks and gardens break up the monotony of hotels and residential areas. The lack of the hustle and bustle of daily life leads one to want to hang out on the beach and do nothing but relax.

The best views are from the old Kasbah ruins on top of the hill, north of the city. On the front gate, you can still read "Fear God and honor thy King" in Dutch. It is worth noting that you will not see the 'typical' Morocco in Agadir. There is little in the way of traditional Moroccan hospitality, cuisine, or way of life. That being said, the city of Agadir is a great place to experience some of the best beaches in the world and is a hotbed for German tourists (mostly due to the fact there are reasonable flights from Germany to Agadir International Airport).

Having Fun in Moroccan Atlas Mountains

Just a short drive south into the Atlas mountains of Morocco will take you from the warm climate of the Mediterranean to the cold and snowy region.


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