What to see in Agadir in 2 days
Agadir is a popular tourist destination in Morocco that has become particularly trendy in recent years. With approximately 450,000 inhabitants, this modern city has natural wonders right on its doorstep. We’re talking about the Sahara Desert, the Anti-Atlas mountains, nature parks, attractive beaches and coves with fine sand — scenery to die for.
One of Agadir’s great attractions is its magnificent urban beach, almost 12 kilometres long. This, together with the city’s pleasant climate, adds further to Agadir’s appeal as a sought-after destination, to a point where its 20,000 hotel spaces are fully booked during the peak season.
Although its ancient medina was destroyed by the 1960 earthquake, Agadir offers a rich architectural heritage, and its ethnographic museum is an essential visit. To help you discover its charms, we have prepared a selection of options for things to do in this colourful, buzzing city.
If you’ve decided to spend two days getting to know Agadir, you will have time to get plenty from your stay in this lovely Moroccan city. A whole host of surprises and special experiences awaits you.
Itinerary day 1
10:00 – 11:30
There is no better start to the day than shopping for treats in the El Had Souk, one of Morocco’s biggest and most popular markets. The Souk is in one of the busiest areas of the city, and here you can find just about anything you might need: craft items, textiles, rugs, shoes, tools, spices, food and so on. A most charming, colourful place. Don’t forget to practise your haggling skills.
12:00 – 12:30
In fact, you can only see the ruins of Agadir’s old Kasbah, as it was completely destroyed by the 1960 earthquake. For centuries it had played an important role, as it connected the Sahara Desert with Europe, and Africa with Asia. Now there is a project to restore Agadir’s old Oufella Kasbah.
12:45 – 13:30
Also known as the Polizzi Medina, Agadir’s New Medina is one of the essential sights on any visit to the city. When the old Medina was razed to the ground in 1960, the architect and artist Coco Polizzi was inspired to design a new one, and his project began to take shape from 1992. Today the building covers 12,000 m2, a space where numerous craftsmen proudly display their creations.
14:00 – 15:30
This is a large, informal Moroccan restaurant where you can enjoy a mouth-watering tagine, an excellent chicken cooked in traditional Moroccan style, or a classic lamb mechoui. With its high quality and modest prices, this place is always full, and is sure to please any traveller seeking to eat lunch in a clean, pleasant establishment, with good service and excellent food. Highly recommended.
16:00 - 18:00
It is worth visiting (and spending some time at) this beautiful nature park with rocks, palm trees and rivers, all only about 20 kilometres from Agadir. It has some lovely natural swimming pools with clear waters, formed by several waterfalls. Definitely a natural treasure worth seeing if you can spare two or three hours on your visit to Agadir.
19:00 – 20:00
A walk along Agadir’s magnificent beach feeling the Atlantic breeze caressing your face — a pleasure not to be missed. You can either walk barefoot along the sand or stroll along the splendid promenade that runs from one end of the bay to the other. There is a pleasant atmosphere, and lots of places to stop and rest. The sunsets here are amazing.
20:30 - 22:00
Located in Boulevard du 20 Aout, this lovely restaurant is a fine place to reward yourself at the end of your second day’s sightseeing in Agadir. It is a highly prestigious French restaurant with a very friendly, yet pleasant and elegant, ambience — and live music almost every evening. The food is prepared to a very high standard, and the service is excellent. And the wine list is extensive with a good price range. An apt reward to round off the day.
Itinerary day 2
10:00 - 12:00
Start your visit to Agadir with a calm, relaxed tour of the Memoire d’Agadir Museum, which is dedicated to the old city of Agadir and the effects of the 1960 earthquake. It stands in the heart of the city, in Avenue Président Kennedy in the Talborjt district. This Museum will provide you with an insight into the history of this popular tourist city. This is a very useful way to begin a sightseeing tour of Agadir, because it will give you an idea of the city’s culture and traditions.
12:00 – 13:00
The Memoire d’Agadir Museum stands at one end of the Olhao Garden, one of Agadir’s most beautiful green areas. So it’s worth taking advantage of the gardens’ proximity to the Museum to wander through them and explore their architectural elements. With their great variety of plants and trees, the gardens are somewhat reminiscent of the Alhambra gardens. There is a restaurant and children’s play areas which the younger members of the family will enjoy.
13:15 – 13:45
It is worth taking a look at the Mohamed V Mosque, in Avenue Président Kennedy, as it is Agadir’s largest and most modern mosque. Its outstanding feature is its impressive, white façade and its sand-coloured embellishments. Moreover, it is the access point for Agadir’s emblematic Nouveau Talborjt neighbourhood.
14:00 - 15:30
This restaurant, with its quality and imaginative cooking, is the perfect place to try typical Moroccan cuisine, with excellent service in an attractive setting. It has an extensive and varied menu, but you really should try the tagine, the couscous and the scallops. You may be able to enjoy your lunch on the little terrace.
16:00 – 17:30
This museum offers visitors an opportunity to explore the culture of the Berbers, their traditions and way of life, with striking displays of artefacts. In the Treasure Room, you can see one of the Museum’s iconic pieces: the Massa Necklace. As well as the rooms displaying the museum’s own exhibits, there are frequent visiting exhibitions of contemporary art.
18:00 – 19:30
To relax after your first day of sightseeing in Agadir, nothing could be better than a relaxing stroll through one of the city’s greatest gardens. This is a genuine oasis of peace and coolness, with exotic plants and trees that are hundreds of years old, a place where the city’s residents and families come to enjoy the extensive green spaces and play with their children. The gardens occupy a whole block, between 18 November street and Agadir street.
20:00 – 22:00
Nothing can beat dinner in a restaurant specialising in traditional Moroccan cuisine to celebrate the end of your first exciting day in Agadir, especially in such an iconic spot as the Rafiq restaurant. The restaurant is in Avenue Hassan II, and serves quality food at reasonable prices. You can be confident that whatever you order will be good: cous cous, tagine, omelettes, skewered meats, meat with wild mushrooms, etc. And as an aperitif, there are always green and black olives. Highly recommended.