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a VirtualTourist member asked on Jun 13, 2014


Advice on agadir holiday

I've just booked a week to agadir in October, just wanted to know if there are plenty of activities available locally for young kids (highly active boys), mainly adventurous activities like archery, wall climbing etc

Anyone know any reliable tour guides/company

I've booked to stay at residence intouriste (founty area I think) some say it's far from everything, although I prefere a bit of quite I was wondering if it's really that far from shops, restaurants for the essential bits and a bite to eat in a hurry.

Thank you

5 Answers

answered on 6/13/14 by
a VT member from Essaouira

Fonty area is a short walk to some shop and several restaurants and snack bars., they are mainly tourist shops in this area. Its a short and cheap taxi ride into town. I cant help with activities but you are on the beach so there will be water sports. Your hotel will be able to help with tours, you will also see boards advertising day trips dotted around the area. Either a day trip to Essaouira or Marrakech will give you an idea of what the real Morocco is like.

answered on 6/13/14 by
a VT member from Stockholm

... because Agadir is not so much of the genuine Morocco now. It was earthquake there in 1961 and nothing was left, only a few small remnants of the Kasbah.
But there is souk and it is interesting anyway, I liked it most of whole Agadir, other was nothing to see. You have there also a small zoo, it can be a bit of fun for your kids too. But do not think you can expect something like archery, wall climbing etc. They can climb up to the Kasbah LOL

answered on 6/13/14 by
a VT member

Hi, I just checked the address, it says palm bay touristic zone, sonaba, agadir. Not sure if that makes a difference.

answered on 6/13/14 by
a VT member from Manchester

Residence Intouriste is indeed some way out of the centre although there is no shortage of taxi’s which will take you into the centre, a bit of a drag getting a taxi so often though. In spite of it being away from the centre, it is not necessarily in a quiet area. The centre has now been (virtually) fully developed so hotels and apart-hotels are being built in the new developments area called Cite Founty. I’m afraid it may still be noisy as hotels are under construction as I write.
I agree with the above posts, there is no archery club, no quad biking and no wall climbing. Biking can be arranged through one of the many tour operators although you will not get any real thrills as you need rolling dunes which you will not find in the centre. If you are into tennis then there is the Royal Tennis Club near Ave Mohammed V if it’s still operating.
On the beach it’s mainly do your own activities and the big stuff like jet skiing requires a lot of skill as the sea can be very unforgiving.
There is a small zoo which I advise people to avoid (cramped conditions for monkeys and birds). You can get a taxi up to the Kasbah (hill) which you cannot possibly miss. From up here you will get panoramic views of the surrounding area. For kids (big and small) is the Petit Train or Noddy train as some will call it.
I can send you a map of the centre showing hotels and landmarks and also a list of trips and things to see. Send me a message if interested [email]

answered on 6/13/14 by
a VT member from Emmen

I made several trips from Agadir. Like is said in the hotels and in the streets you see several offers for tours. I made tours to Taroudannt, Tiout and Tafraoute. I made a also a day tour to Marrakech, but mostly I stayed there 2 or more days like I did in Essaouira,
You can also visit the mountaineous area north of Agadir, the Paradise Valley. I did by car, but I saw cycling tours, In Agadir you can visit the Kasbah and do sports at the beach. It depends on the age of your kids. I saw lots of families with their young kids in the playing grounds in the Jardim de Olhao. My Moroccan friends went there regularly with their kids.
In the Agadir travel guide you can get an overview what you can do in and around Agadir.
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