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Situated between your Atlantic and also the snow capped Atlas Mountain tops you fill find Agadir. Agadir is an essential shipping port in South Western Morocco. Beautiful sandy bays and year-round warm seas make Agadir a well known destination for individuals seeking sun throughout the wintertime several weeks. Agadir is really a modern city, with lots of good hotels, restaurants, shops along with a very lively night life. From Agadir you are able to be a part of activities to Taroudant and Tafrefout. Cruise passenger are going to be enchanted through the area’s beautiful beaches, fine whitened sand, and sunshine 300 days annually.
Agadir The other agents Cruise port terminal lies in the northwest tip of Agadir's primary attraction: the 8 km (5 mile) lengthy crescent-formed, very clean beach. The central stretch is the greatest part and it is a ten min taxi ride or perhaps a 30-45 min walk across the coast road.
The city and also the souk lie behind the central beach.Most cruise companies provide a taxi directly into town for around 6-8 Pounds, suggested on hot days. (About 300 each year!). You will find no facilities in the pier.
Where You're Cruise Ship Docked
Agadir Port is located in the nation of Morocco and is around 10 kilometers north of Sous Valley in South Morocco. The Port of Agadir was once a small fishing village whose primary purpose was to serve as a trading post for the nation. The Port progressed and developed through the years and is now the fourth busiest commercial port in the country.
In terms of cargo container ships, it can accommodate over 2.6 million tons of cargo. Agadir port of call has five docks and quays to handle different types of cargos and containers. The East Quay is 510 meters long and handles cargoes of citrus, coal, wood and wood products.  The Container Quay is 280 meters long and handles deliveries of fish, citrus and other trades. Container quays also include the Western Quay and the Southern Quay. Each quay is equipped to handle different cargo loads. Agadir cruise port ships however have a quay all to themselves. The Cereal and Steamers Quay handles passenger traffic and serves as the Agadir cruise terminal. It is equipped with two footbridges to handle the flow. Passengers are then given easy access to the sights of the city.
Things To See and Do
The colossal walls of the Kasbah (fortress) are Agadir's only proper historic attraction. There are excellent views over the town from its position. It dates from the mid-16th century and once housed a bustling population within its walls. The best-preserved sections are the walls themselves and the gateway.
City Centre
The modern central core of Agadir has a few interesting monuments that make a nice diversion from sunbathing. The Grand Mosque is a modernist style structure and very unique among Morocco's mosques, while the Amazighe Museum displays some of Bert Flint's ethnographic collection, in conjunction with Marrakesh's Tiskiwine Museum.
Essaouira is one of Morocco's loveliest seaside towns and its preserved 18th century seaport fortifications have been stamped with a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing. Here you can wander through the narrow streets admiring the intricate carving details on the buildings and happily snapping photos of its myriad of quaint blue doors.
You come here for the atmosphere more than the sightseeing, but the Museum of Sidi Mohamed ben Abdullah is definitely worth checking out. Located in the former residence of a pasha, the museum houses regional art, a fascinating ethnographic collection and a history of the local musical traditions.
Inland, set in the Souss Valley, the town of Taroudant is surrounded by mammoth terracotta walls that are an impressive and historic tourist draw. There are also excellent shopping opportunities within the town's souks, offering bargains galore for wily hagglers.
Amid stunning mountain scenery of pink and orange rocks, Tafroute is the quintessential mountain village and a haven for walkers, hikers, climbers and nature-lovers. This peaceful place is nearly impossibly photogenic with is vast boulder landscape that never fails to impress. You can kick back and just enjoy the scenery, or there are endless trekking opportunities for more active travelers. Don't miss the Gorges of Ait Mansour and the prehistoric rock art near Annameur.
Located at the end of the Anti-Atlas mountain range, the town of Tiznit is ringed by impressive fortifications that were only built in the 19th century. The local people here still dress in traditional costume so it's a good place to experience local life. The main reason visitors come here though is the souks. This is one of the best places in the country to buy Berber jewellery.
Souss-Massa National Park
This national park is prime bird watching territory with plenty of wildlife for keen spotters. The landscape is one of sand dunes, beaches and wetlands, located along the Atlantic coast. Some of the birds common to the national park include pink flamingos, ibis, ducks, doves and heron.
The City Zoo
There's a little zoo, known as "Vallée des Oiseaux". The doorway is extremely cheap, the place to find a little but charming assortment of exotic wild birds, and lamas.
Agadir is actually about relaxation and pleasure instead of sightseeing take in some sun and have a camel ride across the beach.
The kasbah, built-in 1540 by Mohamed eSheik saw its fate being reduced to ashes using the earthquake and also the tidal wave of 1960.In just a few seconds, several 1000's of deaths, all hidden underneath the debris which form today what there remains from the invincible kasbah.
The majority of the Agadir's petit taxi are very legal and employ the taximeter (you are able to request the motive force to get it done with no problems). Should you bypass the middle, they'll request you normally from 10-20 Dh. You will find several buses but, as always, they're very crowded, slow, and pass with low frequency. The tourist city is sufficiently small to visit walking rather than going through bus.
Having a position between Morocco's two primary mountain ranges, our prime Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountain tops, Agadir is a superb place by which to put down on activities in to the countryside. Imposing, snow-capped mountain tops, thundering waterfalls, small hamlets and expansive palm groves are some of the many sights, as well as seeing the Berber tribes within their home habitat.
Agadir is all about the beach. This is Morocco's prime resort, and holidaymakers from Europe flock here throughout the year. The recent construction of a marina has also made this a good destination for yachters. The beach is rimmed by hotels and has a host of facilities along its length, including plenty of cafes and restaurants as well as sunshades and deckchairs for hire.
The shore is striking. Clean, lengthy, wide and there's a continuing breeze arriving in the Atlantic which causes it to be the very best spot to spend your day.The surprise tourist attraction of Agadir is the seafood market. With hardly any tourist points of interest in Agadir, most cruise companies and tour operators will toss in the seafood market being an attraction. A real jewel of the attraction according to its size alone.
The fine white sand that rims Agadir's shore makes it Morocco's most popular resort. For many visitors, a holiday here really is all about the beach. If you do want to mix up the sunbathing with some sightseeing though, Agadir is a great base from which to launch excursions and day trips into south Morocco. The picture-postcard fishing village of Essaouira is easily reached, as are the inland mountain villages. So if you've had enough of the sun and sea, there are a host of satisfying options that can tempt you away from the sun lounger.
Nearby Attractions
Marrakech isn't just an incredible city; it's also symbolic of the region and still is. At approximately 80km east from Agadir, there's the town of Taroudannt, which is well worth the visit if you do not intend to visit Marrakech or any other large historic metropolitan areas.
Eating Out
Agadir's restaurant scene is alive and well despite the influx and attraction of all-inclusive resorts. The three areas for dining, as with most things in Agadir, are the city center, the beach promenade, and south of the city near the beachfront resorts. Although there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, the range of cuisine is limited to European -- with one very notable British exception -- and Moroccan, reflecting the nationalities of the majority of visitors to Agadir. Dining in Agadir generally lacks the Asian ambience prevalent in Marrakech or the strong traditional atmosphere of many restaurants in Fes, but this young city has never been a follower and can be looked upon as refreshing rather than lacking. All of the recommended restaurants listed in this guide are easy to locate and will perhaps require transport if you are staying at one of the beachfront resorts.
For those craving their burgers and fries, there is a McDonald's on boulevard Mohammed V, 500m (1/3 mile) northwest from the gardens of the Palais Royale. It's open Sunday to Thursday from 10am to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 1am. There's both indoor and outdoor seating, and a fun play area for the kiddies. There's another smaller McDonald's on the beachfront place Bijaouane that's open the same hours. No matter where you dine, finish your evening with a stroll along the beach promenade, perhaps partaking in an ice cream or mint tea at one of the many restaurants and cafes running along its length.
 A popular restaurant that offers fine dining is the Boulevard of 20th August. This bar and restaurant offers a variety of seafood dishes to choose. For more traditional Moroccan cuisine the Taj Mahal would be the perfect dining project for you. The restaurant can be found in the Atlantic Palace Hotel and serves a banquet style setting when dining. Agadir  Cruise port may have almost been totally devastated in one of the world’s worst earthquakes ever recorded in the 1960s, but instead of remaining broken and destroyed it rose up from the rubble and is now one of the busiest ports in Morocco.
Arganoil is known for cooking in addition to healing and decorating your body.The Argantree is just present in The other agents and it is legendary for the goat's climbing in it, after some luck you may see one on the top of the Argantree
For local atmosphere and the ideal choice of crafts mind for that souk, a walled area on Rue Chair al Hamra Mohammed Ben Brahim. When you turn up in the souk make certain you remember which door you went in, as you will find many entrances towards the souk (around 21).
You will find some excellent restaurants directly on the waterfront, Rue p la Plage, and merely away from the waterfront, on Boulevard du 20 Aout, you'll find pretty courtyard restaurants filled with fountains and stick chairs.
It's forbidden to export Moroccan money which is difficult to switch choice you should attempt and spend all of your local money before leaving. You will find no limitations around the levels of foreign currencies imported. You will find banknotes of 10, 50, 100 and 200 DH. Within the metropolitan areas banks have cash points and they're open between 8 and 11,30 a.m. and between 2 and 4,30 p.m. During summer season, they often don't close at lunch.  Agadir is no shopper's paradise, and apart from La Médina d'Agadir, all shops import their souvenirs from other parts of Morocco. Most of these advertise their goods at fixed prices, though some of them will be up for a haggle should you feel the urge.
The Municipal Market (Marché) is a two-story complex of shops selling all manner of Moroccan-made souvenirs such as leatherwork from Marrakech, ceramics from Fes, and fossils from Erfoud at fixed, though inflated, prices. Round-nosed yellow babouches (slippers) are a specialty of the Souss region and have a thicker sole than normal. Look at paying 250dh for a pair. The concrete building is between avenue des F.A.R. and avenue Prince Sidi Mohammed and is open daily 9am to 7pm.
Close by is the Uniprix supermarket, which sells a large range of fixed-price souvenirs including T-shirts, beachwear and accessories, toiletries, general grocery items, and alcohol. It's on the corner of boulevard Hassan II and avenue Prince Sidi Mohammed and is open daily 9am to 1:30pm and 2:30 to 9pm. Similar supermarkets to Uniprix, only smaller, include Anaprix, on boulevard Hassan II at the junction with rue de la Jeunesse, open 9am to 1:30pm and 2:30 to 9pm daily; Quick Service, in the Tafoukt Complex between boulevard du 20 Août and place al Wahda, open 8am to 8pm daily; and SM Supermarket, Complexe Touristique de Tamlalt, corner of rue des Dunes and Chemin de Oued Souss, open Monday to Thursday and Saturday 9am to 1pm and 4 to 9pm, and Friday 9am to noon and 4 to 9pm.
In 2001, Farah Habibi and her aunt Rachida Bouzendaga joined forces with a women's cooperative from the Berber Aït Baâmran tribe to offer a wide range of products derived from the indigenous argan tree found in the Souss region. Their très chic first-floor shop, Argan House, is located in a back street not far from the tourist area and is decorated with an African-Asian flavor combined with the sultry smells from their selection of essential oils and potpourri. Over a mint tea, Farah, who speaks the best English of these two dynamic ladies and is a combination herboriste and naturopath, will run through the array of different argan products, which include oil for both cooking and massage, bath soaps, creams, and cosmetics. There are also nice-size gift packs and other natural beauty products for sale. On the second floor is a massage room where Rachida specializes in a 2-hour traditional body massage (200dh). The Argan House, 30 rue Moulay Idriss Boutchakat (corner of rue de Fes; tel. 0528/842613 or 0677/812157), is open Monday to Saturday 8:30am to 7pm; hotel visits are by appointment.
On the outskirts of the city on the southern edge of boulevard du 20 Août is the Western-style, air-conditioned Marjane Hypermarket, open daily from 9am to 9pm. It sells everything from groceries and general foodstuffs (including bacon) to cookware and computers. There's also a well-stocked liquor store here that stays open during Ramadan.

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