Agadir’s port neighbourhood is found at the northernmost tip of the beautiful Agadir bay. It is the city’s busiest commercial area where the “beautiful” people of the Agadir Marina, fresh from docking their luxury yachts, mingle with the fishermen who ply their trade here and the flocks of tourists who arrive here by boat.
Visiting Agadir’s port is one of the most unique and authentic things that you can do in the city. The port is punctuated with pleasant terraced cafés, which are a great place to relax as you watch the world go by. This is sure to be a memorable experience, because it gives you an opportunity to take the pulse of the city and sample a selection of freshly-caught fish at its various street stalls. The Agadir port is home to a wide range of traditional bars and restaurants where you can savour tasty bites of Moroccan cuisine —particularly grilled fish dishes, which are often drizzled with lemon or presented in tajine dishes— as you share a space with the port’s fishermen.
The neighbouring Agadir Marina has 300 berths for boats measuring up to 30 metres long. The city’s pleasant year-round climate makes this a great place to visit during your time in the city. It enjoys an unbeatable location on one of the main shipping routes, making it a perfect spot for a stopover, refuelling or for visiting the city.
The Agadir Marina also offers security services as well as drinking water facilities, electricity and changing rooms. Berths can be booked at any time of the year, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of this modern marina all year-round.
Agadir’s port neighbourhood is home to deeply-rooted traditions, unique customs, vibrant colours and spices and knowledge passed down from generation to generation. You’ll find that this is a mythical neighbourhood that is bursting with contrasts.
We also recommend visiting Agadir’s fascinating fishing port —considered to be the first sardine port in the world— to experience its frenetic year-round activity. Sardines aside, you can also buy all kinds of fish and seafood at the port, ranging from hake to the likes of squid and lobster. While there, you’ll be able to marvel at the small shipyards where the small wooden fishing boats are still crafted by hand. You should also know that the daily fish auction, which takes place in the fish market first thing in the morning, is quite the spectacle.
If you’re looking for a place to eat at lunchtime, we recommend heading to one of the many fish restaurants located between the Agadir Marina and the fishing port, where you’ll be able to choose the fish you want to eat and decide how you’d like it to be cooked.
If you haven’t got much of an appetite yet, simply continue to explore the multi-cultural and diverse port neighbourhood which is home to a mixture of people from all over the world who co-exist in total harmony.
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