Sandy beaches and exotic cuisine without denting your wallet
In less than four hours you’ll land in Agadir to enjoy its nine-kilometre Blue Flag sandy beach.
It’s not hard to see why Agadir is so popular year-round for a cheap holiday as the summers are hot, at 26°C plus, and winter average temperatures only dip down to 15°C.
The long promenade and elegant port, just a short walk away, is brimming with open-air cafes, boutiques and an impressive variety of dining options. One of the most popular is the fish restaurant, 33 Yacht, with its large terraced area.
Cheap days out in Agadir
Agadir is a modern city with contemporary architecture and elegant piazzas. The tourist centre is small and can be easily explored on foot. No visit to Agadir would be complete without a visit to the ancient ruins of the 16th-century Kasbah or fortress. Situated on the brow of the hill near the port, this is a perfect spot to enjoy the stunning backdrop of the Atlas Mountains on one side and the city and ocean on the other.
Another must is exploring Agadir’s El Had d’Agadir souk – a huge covered market selling fruit and veg, spices and authentic Moroccan wares where you can experience the buzz and smells of the souk and haggle over prices. Other options for things to do cover casinos, traditional Hammam spas and golf courses.
Crocoparc, on the outskirts of Agadir, is a conservation scheme where you can get up close to crocodiles of all sizes, as well as learning more about them and watching feeding time. It costs 70 Dirham per adult to get in, which is only around £5. But for free, head inland to Paradise Valley, a palm-lined gorge that forms the start of mountain trails to Berber villages, or visit the Souss Massa National Park, Morocco’s largest bird reserve, located south of Agadir.
Other popular holidays in Morocco
For more cheap holiday deals in Morocco, check out the enchanting red city of Marrakech with its rich history and culture. From bustling souks to contemporary art galleries and Hammam baths, you’ll be well-occupied. But if you’re set on a holiday in Agadir, take a look at our travel guide for more information and check out our selection of cheap Agadir hotels below.
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Situated in a quiet location just a 10-minute walk from the beach, this 4* boutique hotel offers surprisingly cheap luxury. The rooms have either a balcony or terrace with a garden or pool view and the hotel provides free Wi-Fi zones. Guests can enjoy the large salt-water swimming pool or the hammam in the spa area. Just a short taxi ride away is the elegant marina, lined with open-air cafes and restaurants offering a wide variety of modestly priced food. The tourist centre is small and can easily be explored on foot, ideal if you’re on a tight budget.
This contemporary 3* hotel is in a quiet location near restaurants and Agadir Beach. And with its swimming pool and tennis courts, free evening shows and English bar this hotel is a smart choice for bargain hunters. There’s also a splash pool for the kids, an international buffet restaurant and a spa centre if you want to treat yourself. If you fancy exploring the souk or fortress in Agadir, hop on a local bus at the nearby bus stop.
If you’re on a tight budget but like to stay active on holiday, this 4* hotel, set on Agadir beach, offers a large choice of activities, including two outdoor pools, tennis, yoga, surfing and beach volleyball. The baby pool, splash pool, mini football and kids’ clubs also make this hotel a popular budget-friendly choice for families. Evening entertainment, including a gala evening is provided, meaning you don’t even need to venture out of the resort.