Where to buy (almost anything) in Agadir
Like all Moroccan cities, Agadir has a long tradition of trade and this is reflected in its multiple spaces for shopping. The most emblematic spot is definitely Souk El Had where you can buy virtually anything, from fresh produce and food to hand-crafted goods, textiles, rugs, cosmetics and jewellery. But the city also has other special places, like the Central Market, that are great for enjoying colourful, picturesque scenes of stands bursting with wildly assorted products that you’ll love snapping with your camera. You’ll also find small shops that proudly display their well-ordered goods and even conventional shopping malls in the European style, like Marina Shopping Mall next to Agadir’s marina. And the famous street market of Inezgane is just 10 minutes away from the city by car.
- Where to go shopping in Agadir
- Where to stay in Agadir
Agadir is definitely a shopper’s paradise so make sure you show some restraint or you’ll end up going home with an extra suitcase! And most important of all, don’t forget to haggle.
Below are recommendations of where to go shopping in Agadir when you’re on holiday in the city.
Where to go shopping in Agadir
Any holiday to Agadir should include a shopping trip to the city’s most emblematic and traditional spots. You’ll find prices to be highly competitive and there’ll be lots that you want to buy. We tell where to go so you enjoy the experience to the full.
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Souk El Had
This souk isn’t as maze-like as those found in other Moroccan cities because it had to be rebuilt after a terrible earthquake demolished the city in 1960; today, the streets run perpendicular to one another so it’s much easier to find your way. Like other traditional markets, shops are organised by trade and the colours are always intense, making it the ideal place for enjoying this unique space and taking some lovely photos.
This is one of the most famous street markets in Agadir. It’s just outside the city, about 10 km away, but it’s definitely worth visiting to discover the true essence of shopping culture in Morocco. You’ll see sights that you’ll want to capture forever in photos, especially when you visit the spice stands, which are a riot of colour and different shapes. If you believe the urban legend, all the markets in Morocco are in the middle of the cities, except for Inezgane, which is in the middle of the markets.
Also known as Souk Elhed, this is the main food market in central Agadir. It’s a fairly modern and simple two-storey building where you’ll find an endless variety of fresh produce and food (first floor), and textiles, furniture and assorted objects (ground floor). This is one of Morocco’s most emblematic markets and a visit here is an essential stop on your holiday to Agadir.
Apart from its famous markets, Agadir is also packed with small shops and bazaars whose owners take great care in displaying their goods in the most attractive way possible. You’ll always be welcomed with a smile and, if you’re not in a rush, you may well be offered a mint tea, a custom that still exists in Moroccan bazaars and shops.
Marina Shopping Mall
The ground floor of this modern and luxurious urban complex next to Agadir’s marina has been transformed into a large shopping centre with plenty of big international brands: Zara, Promod, Guess, Cavalli, etc. You’ll find sports, jewellery and clothes shops, ice cream parlours, restaurants and more.
Where to stay in Agadir
The best places to stay in Agadir have a Spanish flavour. We recommend the Allegro Agadir because it’s excellent value for money; it’s in the heart of the city, next to Agadir’s wonderful sandy beach. This four-star hotel is surrounded by gardens and is just moments away from an area with restaurants, beach clubs, cafés and shops. It has 321 fully furnished rooms and is the best choice for enjoying a holiday in Agadir, whether you’re travelling as a couple, with friends or as a family. And good news for surfing fans – Tamraght and Taghazout beaches are also close by. The hotel has a large outdoor pool and leisure activities, plus a main, buffet-style restaurant and two snack bars.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do people normally buy in Agadir as a souvenir?
Cosmetic products made with argan oil are the most typical product of Agadir but you could also buy hand-crafted goods, rugs, spices, bags, perfume and jewellery.
Where is Agadir’s souk?
Souk El Had is in the city centre on Rue 2 Mars so you’ll definitely pass by it as you explore Agadir.
Where is the best place to go shopping in Agadir?
The most traditional place to go shopping in Agadir is Souk El Had in the city centre. You’ll also enjoy visiting the Central Market.