Agadir Off The Beaten Path

  • grande taxi in Agadir
    grande taxi in Agadir
    by angiebabe
  • Kasbah Tizourgane in the Anti-Atlas near Tafraoute
    Kasbah Tizourgane in the Anti-Atlas near...
    by angiebabe
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by angiebabe

Most Recent Off The Beaten Path in Agadir

  • sachara's Profile Photo

    Taroudannt, walled city

    by sachara Updated Sep 3, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    walls Taroudannt
    3 more images

    Taroudannt is 85 KM east of Agadir. You can easily go there on a daytrip.

    Taroudannt is a nice traditional Berber market town surrounded by red-mud walls. Especially the walls are striking. At the background of Taroudannt you have a nice view at the Atlas mountains.

    We visited Taroudannt twice in 2000 and 2001. We enjoyed visiting the souqs, to walk around in the town, to have a drink and of course having a look at the spectacular walls. It felt if the atmosphere in and around the town didn't really change for the last 100 years.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • chrissyms's Profile Photo

    Markets out of town

    by chrissyms Written Jul 10, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Spice of Life
    4 more images

    We did spend quite a bit of time traveling around with our own personal taxi driver. He insisted we see the many Berber markets in the small towns we passed. They were always full of fresh produce,meat, fish, veg and spices, all the ingredients for the excellant local dishes at the small restaurants he took us to.

    Was this review helpful?

  • chrissyms's Profile Photo

    Souss Massa National Park

    by chrissyms Written Jul 10, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Fertile Banks
    4 more images

    The Souss Massa National Park was created in 1991 to protect the small colony of Bald Ibis. I think its only Morocco that have truly wild Bald Ibis now and there are only a few hundred left.There are organised Safari's into the park which advertise the chance to see a number of mammals but we chose to go it alone. We hired a taxi for the day and set off on the 40 or so mile trip. We could stop when ever we wanted and had an interesting and leasurely trip there.
    The fertile banks of the river were well cultivated and there were many villages on the way. We arrived at the park and for a small fee a warden escorted us along the banks. Wild boar were wallowing in the shallows. The best time for seeing the migratory birds was March to April so we were out of season but we did see about 100 Greater Flamingoes, a few Spoonbills, Glossy Ibis and an abundance of coot and marble ducks. We were dissapointed that we were not able to go and see the Bald Ibis, however we were told another colony existed near Tamri so we arranged with our taxi driver to give it a try another day.

    Related to:
    • Birdwatching
    • Photography
    • Safari

    Was this review helpful?

  • beccyandjohn's Profile Photo

    Marrakech old town - Tannery

    by beccyandjohn Updated Jan 31, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Very Smelly
    2 more images

    If visiting Marrakech ask one of the taxis to take you here will only be about 20 MADS.

    This is a very old tannery and the smell was realy bad , rotting flesh being dipped in lime this was either goat camel or cow.

    When you arrive becarefull because the locals will try and show you around for a tip, it is free to look around might be best to ask if photos can be taken as so not to upset the workers.

    At the end there is a leather shop where you can purchase bags and shoes etc.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Road to Immouzzer des ida Outanane

    by matcrazy1 Written Jun 24, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    HOTEL NEAR IMMOUZZER DES IDA OUTANANE

    I drove own car from Agadir to the water falls in Immouzzer des ida Outanane. It was approx. 2 - 3 hours drive. To be honest the water-falls with numerous locals asking you to pay for their jump down the waterfall, are not interesting and almost dry in October. It is a tourist trap.

    But the picturesque road to Immouzzer des ida Outanane is wonderful. The narrow road twisted along beautiful, bright green, deep at parts, valley. I enjoyed spectacular views over the mountains and the green colours of exotic plants.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Visit Antiatlas Mountains :-)

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jun 24, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    PAINTED ROCKS NEAR AGARD-OUDAD AND I :-)

    Take at least one full day trip by own or hired car and drive or buy a tour to wonderful Antiatlas Mountains with city of Tafraoute (140 km, 87 mi one way). Visit beautiful and unique Berber's villages, amazing painted roscks near Agard-Oudad (land-art) and enjoy your eyes with views over unique rocky formations and stunning mountain landcapes with small, tiny villages in valleys. Simply a must!

    My first full day trip to Tafraoute from Agadir made me crazy to come back there again and I did it on the way to Western Sachara a few days later.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • kadjak's Profile Photo

    Taghazoute and Tamharkt

    by kadjak Updated Dec 17, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Beach between the two villages

    As we live in the busy metropolitan of Paris, on our holiday we naturally look for calm places and unspoiled nature. Already the second day after our arrival we took the bus number 12 (you can catch it from the Boulevard Mohammed V) to Taghazoute. Taghazoute is a small fisherman village about 17km north from Agadir. Between Taghazoute and Tamharkt (village before) there is an enourmous beach, which was (at least in September) almost empty. We rented surfboards from a local and left our bags to his private beach ( we were the only customers) while we went surfing. The surfing spot we liked the most was called "Devil's rock". By the way surfboards weren't that easy to find, we were really lucky to bumb into a local surfer. The best way to find boards to rent is to contact a surf school called 'Dynamic Loisirs', owned by french couple in Tamharkt

    Was this review helpful?

  • kadjak's Profile Photo

    Goats in the trees!

    by kadjak Updated Sep 29, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    On our way to Taroudant!

    During our one-day excursion to Taroudant and Tioute, we stop the minibus to watch the goats in the tree (Yes this is a real picture) The shepherd told us that they climp and decend perfectly well without any help!

    Was this review helpful?

  • sachara's Profile Photo

    Tafraoute

    by sachara Updated Sep 9, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tafraoute
    2 more images

    From Agadir it's very easy to visit Tafraoute and the area around in one day. Tafraoute is 130 KM south east of Agadir.
    The landscape around Tafraoute is wonderful. Mountains of pink granite, or purple in the shadow, valleys with thousands of palmtrees and Berber villages.
    This remote area is prosperous, due to its fertility, but even more by the succes of the men, travelling for business to the cities for their fortune.
    The villages around Tafraoute are more interesting to explore than Tafraoute itself.
    3 KM south of Tafraoute you can see a rock formation called Napoleon's hat and the blue painted rocks by the Belgian artist Jean Veran.

    Was this review helpful?

  • sachara's Profile Photo

    Sous-Massa National Park

    by sachara Updated Sep 8, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Souss-Massa National Park

    South of Agadir along the coast stretches for seventy KMs the Sous Massa National Park.
    We took the south entrance at 58 KM from Agadir near the Oued Massa. We booked a tour with a landrover to cross the area back to the north to Agadir.
    The park is an area of tidal creeks and lagoons, but you can also see sanddunes and cliffs. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery.

    There is a large variety of birdlife in the Park like the bald ibis and species of the crane, duck, flamingo, heron and many more. We saw a lot of birds, but we didn't see mammals. In the area are the red fox, genet, wild cat, jackal and wild boar.

    Related to:
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

  • beccyandjohn's Profile Photo

    the old morocco

    by beccyandjohn Written Jan 30, 2006

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    this is when it was wet and cold

    whare we stayed its very touristy and you just need to take a taxi ride to the center away from the beach and you start to feel the real morocco

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Budget Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • ptitetoile's Profile Photo

    Having fun at a birthday party of moroccan girls!!

    by ptitetoile Written Dec 5, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Like I explained in the local customs of the Morocco page, the hospitality of the Moroccan is wonderful! And especially if there is a birthday to celebrate...everybody is welcome!

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo

    Fish Market

    by Leipzig Updated Apr 25, 2003

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Don't miss to visit the fish market. I was impressed by its size and its vitality. Okay, it extremely smelled like fish but without that odor it wouldn't be a real fish market.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Agadir

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

62 travelers online now

Comments

Agadir Off The Beaten Path

Reviews and photos of Agadir off the beaten path posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Agadir sightseeing.

View all Agadir hotels