Inezgane Things to Do
Above the enclosed food souq, there is a semi-old fortress or kasbah, now housing some ministry or other. This is the highest part of Inezgane, and walking around the outside of the kasbah, you occasionally come across views over the whole town. Look out for a few old houses round the back of the kasbah, and a club where old men play boules under the shade of some trees.
If you're staying in Agadir and are tired of the touts outside souvenir stalls, then take a grand taxi or a bus into Inezgane and explore the extensive hassle-free souqs. True, there may be no souvenirs on offer, but just about everything else is.
First place to start is across the main road from the square where taxis and buses drop you off. under the arches, you should be able to find one of the several small alleys leading to a covered souq. It is mainly clothes for sale, but there are lots of refreshment stalls around too, making this a very crowded part of town.
Once you've bought your Moroccan djellabas and eaten your bowl of snails, head along the main street towards a small mosque. Behind this, another souq covers a huge area, both enclosed (mainly food) and outdoors (all sorts of stuff, including items made from recycled rubbish), a fascinating place to wander round.
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Agadir Al Massira Airport is closer to Inezgane than Agadir, so if you're arriving late at night, it might be worth considering Inezgane as your destination instead of Agadir. Taxis (known as petit taxis or takasi sghira, to distinguish them from the shared ones) from the airport have set prices to all the different towns, and it costs exactly the same to Inezgane as it does to Agadir...I forget exactly how much, but it was something like 100 dirhams (approx. 12 dirhams = £1).
Apparently there are shared taxis on this route too, as well as a local bus (no bus to Agadir, you have to change in Inezgane), but if you're on an evening flight, a petit taxi will be the only option.
Coming from anywhere in the south of Morocco, there always seem to be long-distance buses heading for Agadir, and most, if not all, will stop off in Inezgane on the way...useful to know if you want to bypass Agadir and carry on up north by grand taxi, or if you want a cheap hotel for the night. Arriving at the bus station late at night isn't a problem...the place was a hive of activity at 1am, and there are hotels on either side.
The bus station is in the corner of the big grand taxi square.
Agadir may have a big bus station, but Inezgane is the main transport hub in the region for shared taxis, known as grands taxis in French or takasi kabira in Arabic. Approaching the square where taxis wait, you'll no doubt hear the drivers shouting out their destinations (those heading to Marrakesh and Agadir seem to be the most vocal). Shout back where you want to go, and someone will take you to the appropriate taxi.
Grand taxis generally take 6 passengers, two in the front seat and four crammed into the back seat. For long journeys it can be quite uncomfortable, especially if one or more of the other passengers are a little on the large side. If there aren't enough passengers, you can either wait for some to turn up, or split the cost of the empty seats between you. Grand taxis are slightly more expensive than buses and more uncomfortable...but are much quicker and you can leave when you like. On popular routes, you don't have to wait long (I waited five minutes for three extra passengers for Marrakesh, and twenty minutes for the final passenger for Sidi Ifni), but early mornings are generally the busiest time.