Agadir is a modern Moroccan city surrounded by beaches and desert. The beaches are popular with European tourists who come on cheap flights to Agadir, Morocco for guaranteed sunshine. The international airport, the Agadir al Massira Airport (AGA), receives charter flights and scheduled Agadir flights from Europe. Non-European travellers fly to Casablanca before connecting on domestic flights to Agadir. The privately owned airport has shops, cafés, cash machines, currency exchange and a help desk for tourists.
The fastest way to get to Agadir from the airport is by taxi. Taxis wait for passengers at the airport, but cheaper taxis gather outside the airport by the main road. Bus 22 stops at the main road junction, but you can only take the bus as far as Innezgane, approximately 10 kilometres outside the city. In Innezgane you can change to several Agadir-bound buses. Buses to other cities, including Marrakech, leave from Innezgane. Buses are the only public transport around Agadir but can be slow and crowded. There are two types of taxis in Agadir, grand taxis (large) and petit taxis (small). Most taxis are licensed and use the meter.
The most popular tourist attractions in Agadir are the beaches. The coast is relatively clean and well maintained. There are cafés on the beaches, sun beds are available for hire and the beaches also offer many activities including jet-ski rental. Swimmers should be aware of the strong currents and avoid swimming too far from the beach. Agadir also attracts surfers from Europe and the best season for surfing is between November and March. As independent travel becomes more popular, many budget airlines offer a cheap airfare to Agadir. Around Agadir, the desert is a popular day trip destination and many travel agents arrange camel safaris and horse riding trips.
Shopping enthusiasts will love a visit to a local market, the souk. The souks sell Moroccan handicrafts, clothes, souvenirs and food, and haggling is a major part of the experience. Most of the nightlife is concentrated in the big hotels that have bars and clubs for guests. Agadir city itself has a wide variety of restaurants and cafés that serve local Moroccan foods. Many of the hotels offer cuisine that is mainly aimed to international tourists. Tourist restaurants in the big hotels usually also serve alcohol (not necessarily served in local places as Morocco is an Islamic country).