On the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern Morocco is Agadir, one of the country’s major cities and a favourite holiday destination for foreigners and locals alike.
With its location of the coast Agadir was a fishing village during medieval times. At the beginning of the 16th century, the Portuguese established a trading post; however by the middle of the century, Agadir had come under the control of the Saadi Dynasty. The next two centuries were prosperous ones for the city until an earthquake left it devastated in 1731. The Agadir Crisis of 1911 gave France the opportunity they needed to occupy almost all of Morocco making it a protectorate in 1912. Struck by another earthquake in 1960, Agadir was remodeled into a thoroughly modern city.
The country’s top sea resort, Agadir does not fit into the mold of a traditional Moroccan city. Forced to rebuild only four years after independence and fueled by tourism, it is a very modern and well-designed destination. Popular with European travelers, many people come to Agadir for the beach. Offering on average 300 days of sunshine annually, Agadir’s coast provides the climate and waves that surfers enjoy. Unlike other parts of North Africa that are situated on the Atlantic, the city is sheltered from ocean winds and beaches are well maintained and protected.
Morocco Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Morocco.
Learn about the history and culture of Morocco, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Morocco's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Morocco for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Morocco tours today!
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