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Agadir is a city along the southwestern coastline of Morocco. It's the capital of the Agadir Province and the city has about 250,000 inhabitants. The larger metropolitan has about three times the number of people though. Agadir might be one of the least attractive cities in the country (the big earthquake in 1960 ruined the Kasbah for example), but it compensates it with the attractive waterside and beaches which are good for sunbathing and swimming.
The main draw of Agadir are its beaches and harbor, including some fancy hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs. With a little patience you can find some of the feeling and vibe you find in other Moroccan cities though. And there are a few good museums as well. Some of the beaches are not within Agadir itself but up until 20 or 30 kilometres south or north. It is also possible to hire both horses and camels to ride along the sand of the main beach and full and half day excursions can be arranged through a couple of operators on the Essaouira Road.
What's left of the Kasbah is on top of a hill about 7 kilometres to the northwest of town. An inscription that reads 'Fear God and honour your king' remains above the ruined gateway. There are good views from up here across the town and the port.
Agadir has a pleasant climate yearround, with daytime temperatures averaging between 22 °C in January and 30 °C in August, though occasionally with winds blowing directly from the east (Sahara), temperatures can rise well above 40 °C! Nights average around 10 °C in winter (November - February) and 18 °C in summer (June - October). Precipitation is low with most rain falling from December to February. May to October is practically dry.
Agadir - Al Massira Airport offers a wide range of flights, mainly to Europe and other Moroccan cities. Also lowcost airlines have found there way here, and Ryanair has flights to and from Brussels, Liverpool, London, Marseille and Weeze (near Düsseldorf). Condor flies to/from Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart. Other destinations with a range of airlines include Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Nuremberg, Warsaw, Berlin, Leipzig, Luxembourg), [[Saint Petersburg, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and East Midlands.
Domestic destinations served by Royal Air Maroc are Casablanca, Rabat and both Dakhla and El Aaiun in the Western Sahara. It also flies to Paris. Casablanca is also served by Regional Airlines.
Agadir has no train connections.
You can easily reach Agadir along the coastal route that runs south from Casablanca and Essaouira all the way to the Western Sahara. There are also good connections by paved roads inland towards Taroudannt and Marrakech.
Although located along the coast, there are no scheduled passenger services by boat.
You can easily drive in the city of Agadir. You can get car rental from about €28 a day for the cheapest car with airconditioning.
You can get the bus to different places in the city, buy the busmap and use on of the 2 bus companies available: RATAG or ZETRAP. Regarding taxis: use either petit Taxi or Grand Taxi for your transport.
You can get a map of the city of Agadir and you can easily navigate in the city of Agadir by walking around. The city is getting bigger with all the devolepment happening, and getting to some neighborhoods requires taking a taxi sometimes
You can get around with a bike, but not to all of the city as it's all built on a big hill that is sometimes hard to climb. There are a few places where you can rent bikes.
|Hotel Sindibad||Place Tamri Talborjt Agadir Talborjt Agadir||Hotel||82|
|Maison d'Hotes la Porte des Etoiles||Etoiles 141 Bloc E 5 - Cité Dakhla Agadir||Guesthouse||88|
|Odyssee Park Hotel||Bd Mohamed V||Hotel||-|
|Residence Fleurie||Rue de la Foire Avenue Hassan II||Hotel||-|
|La Petite Suede||Avenue Hassan II||Hotel||81|
|Hotel Residence Rihab||Secteur Balnéaire Cité Founty Lot. N° G15||Hotel||80|
|Hotel Club Almoggar||Boulevard Mohammed V||Hotel||88|
|Tikida Golf Palace||Km 7 Rue Bensergaou||Hostel||-|
|Beach Albatros Agadir||Boulevard Mohamed V||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Kenzi Europa||Boulevard 20 août BP 808||Hotel||-|
|GOLDEN TULIP ANEZI AGADIR HOTEL||Boulevard Mohammed V B.P. 29||Hotel||-|
|Surf Berbere||Apartment 3, Hash Point Agadir||HOSTEL||86|
|APPART HOTEL FOUNTY BEACH||La Sonaba Ben Sergaou Lotissement 8||Apartment||-|
|Adventure Keys Surf Camp Taghazout||taghazout center||Campsite||88|
|Villa Oufella||Douard Tissaliouine Tamraght Agadir/ Tamraght/ Taghazout||GUESTHOUSE||82|
|Surf Town Morocco||TAMRAGHT Village Taghazout||HOTEL||-|
|Ryad Mogador Al Madina||Bd. 20 Août, secteur balnéaire||Hotel||-|
|Aftas Beach House||Aftas Beach Mirleft||GUESTHOUSE||88|
|Tildi Hotel & Spa||Rue Hubert Giraud. Ville Nouvelle||Hotel||-|
|Moroccan Surf Style Bo Hotel||Sonaba Founty Beach||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Bab Aourir||12 km Route Assaouira Aourir||HOTEL||-|
|Surf 'N' Stay Apartments||Immobile 14 202/203||APARTMENT||-|
|Villa Azur||route d'essaouira, village de tamraght, ait soual agadir||Apartment||-|
|Surf Camp Morocco||Route Essaouira Taghazout Tamraght Village||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Paradis Plage Surf, Yoga & Spa||KM 27 ROUTE D'ESSAOUIRA||Hotel||-|
|Hostal Morocco||Route Essaouira km 13 Tamraght Village||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Atlantica Ifri Surf Accommodation||KM12 Route Agadir Essaouira Tamraght Oufella, Taghazout||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Riad Foutour and Sarir||12 rue Sidi Boukanedl||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Riad Awrir||Aourir Tamraght Agadir Awrir - taghazout||APARTMENT||-|
There are plenty of Cybercafes in cities and small towns and accessing the Internet won't be a problem. The price is around 4 to 10DH/ hour. If you have a laptop while traveling then you can buy a USB key for wireless connection from one of the 3 main telecommunication companies (Maroc Telecom, Meditel, and Inwi). Credits are available starting from 10DH/24 hours (starting from the time you use it, if you start at 2:00am then next day at 2:00am you will have to recharge it again). Wifi is getting more and more common in places like hotels, shopping malls and in restaurants and coffee places in larger cities. The wireless connection in some areas might be slow, that depends on the signal as not the whole of Morocco has 3G coverage.
See also: International Telephone Calls
Morocco's country code is +212, International Call Prefix is 00. The telephone numbering scheme is changed starting March 2009. All fixed telephone numbers have a 5 inserted after the 0, and all mobile telephone numbers have a 6 inserted after the 0. All numbers are now ten-digit long, counting the initial 0. Useful numbers are Police: 19; Fire Service: 15; Highway Emergency Service: 177; Information: 160.
Public telephones can be found in city centres, but private telephone offices (also known as teleboutiques or telekiosques) are also commonly used.
The GSM mobile telephone network in Morocco can be accessed via one of two major operators: Meditel or Maroc Telecom. Prepaid cards are available. It is very easy and cheap to buy a local GSM prepaid card in one of the numberous phone shops showing a Maroc Telecom sign.
Post Maroc is the national postal service of Morocco and has details on their website (French) regarding the sending of letters, postcards and parcels, both domestically and internationally. The postal service in Morocco is very efficient and the post offices are generally open Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 12 noon and 2:30pm to 6:30pm. On Saturdays it is open from 8:30am to 2:00pm. Some might keep longer hours though, especially in larger tourist cities and central areas. You can post your mail at one of the post offices or otherwise in the yellow post boxes you'll find throughout the country. For packages, you can also use international courier companies like TNT, DHL or UPS. They offer quick, reliable services and competitive rates.
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