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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO - STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD (foreign office travel advice)

Agadir

When to go

Agadir benefits from a subtropical climate with just two seasons, so temperatures are pleasant all year round. The summer months are between May and November. May is the coolest summer month, with temperatures averaging 20°C, rising to their height during July and August when you can expect temperatures of around the 27°C mark.

Because of the sea breeze it's usually very comfortable to sit in the sun, while the night-time is also pleasantly cooler. The winters are mild, with very little rainfall and daytime temperatures averaging 14°C, dropping to around 9°C at night. Even so, the milder climate makes cheap Agadir holidays easy to find during the winter.

Health and safety

Before travelling, check with your doctor that you have had the MMR jab which most people have as a child, that vaccinates you against Measles, Mumps and Rubella, as measles are common in Morocco.

It's also advisable to have vaccinations or booster jabs for Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus and Typhoid. If you're planning to visit remote locations in Morocco or are likely to have contact with animals, speak to your doctor about a vaccination for rabies.

Although swimming and paddling in the sea is absolutely fine, it's advisable to avoid swimming or paddling in fresh water lakes and streams. In cities such as Agadir, tap water is chlorinated so is generally considered safe for drinking. However, it's still advised that you only use it to wash your teeth and buy bottled water for drinking instead. Always drink bottled water if you're travelling to rural areas.

As with any holiday, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover yourself and family on your trip. If you're visiting Agadir specifically to take part in sports or watersports, including hiking, you should make sure your insurance covers this. See our holiday extras page for more information and for the latest health and safety information visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco/health.

Passports and visas

British citizens don't need a visa to enter Agadir but must have a valid passport. It's important to make sure that your passport is officially stamped on entry to make your return trip go smoothly. By law, you must carry your passport with you and may need to show it when paying by credit card. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco/entry-requirements.

Getting around

Agadir is a cosmopolitan city with an international airport – Agadir Al Massira. Most tour operators include transfers as part of Agadir holidays so getting to your resort is easy. If you'd prefer to make your own way to your resort, airport taxis run throughout the day and night from just outside the terminal.

The centre of the city is easy to get around on foot, with avenues and boulevards making it a pleasant option for days out. There is also a frequent bus service that's handy for reaching nearby beaches. Buses are cheap, but it's worth ensuring that you have the correct money on you. If you're thinking of visiting areas further afield, you can catch a bus from Agadir bus station or from the region's bus hub Inezgane, which is only 10 kilometres away.

Another option is to jump in an orange Petit Taxi, which will normally charge 10 to 20 Dirham around the town centre. The Grand Taxi is a larger taxi, but both may take more than one fare at a time so you'll need to negotiate with them if you prefer to travel without other passengers.

Advice for travellers with children

The main attraction of holidays to Agadir is its huge beach, and the clean, wide expanse of sand is great fun for the children. Although paddling at the shore is fine, there's a slight undertow so it's best to let your children enjoy the hotel pool for swimming. Nearby beaches such as Tamraght have much calmer waters so are preferred by families. There's also a couple of lovely child-friendly parks in the centre of town.

Electricity

Connector type: Two-pin plug type C and E

Voltage Info: 220 V

Emergency information

If you require emergency assistance during your trip, dial the following numbers:

Police: 190

Ambulance: 150

Fire brigade: 150

British Consulate

If you're a victim of crime or affected by a crisis overseas, or if something happens to a relative or partner contact the British Consulate in Agadir.

British Honorary Consulate Agadir

Address: English Pub, Boulevard du 20 Aout, Agadir 80000, Morocco

Email: rabat.consular@fco.gov.uk

Phone: +212 (0) 537 633 333 (From the UK, dial 020 7008 1500)

Hospital

If you require medical assistance there are public and private run clinics in Agadir, including:

Hospital Hassan 2 Address: Agadir 80000 Phone: +212 652-904060

Polyclinic De La Cnss Address: Av. General Kettani, BP 41, Agadir 80000 Phone: +212 5288-46623