Already in the sixteenth century Agadir was a trading port. Nothing is left of the old Agadir as the city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1960. Afterwards the city was rebuilt and developed into the seaside resort of Morocco, where many Europeans winter.
The city itself has about 200,000 inhabitants. Including the cities Inezgane en Aït Melloul they are about three times as many.
Agadir is situated in the south of Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean. North of the city lie the foothills of the High Atlas, in the south the Anti-Atlas. Behind that mountain range lies the Sahara desert.
Although fishing is still important, the local economy mainly thrives on tourism. Of the more than 8 million visitors to Morocco each year, a large part spends at least a few days in Agadir.
The city surroundings are very fertile; mainly citrus fruit is grown.
The airport Al Massira is situated 22 kilometers southeast of the city center. It's easily reachable by rental car; the airport lies directly along the road to Marrakech.
A public bus system exists in Agadir but busses are infrequent and often crowded. The so-called 'petit taxis' are the obvious form of public transport. Anyway, the tourist center of Agadir isn't very large. You can easily explore it by foot.
Traffic and Parking
As everywhere in Morocco, traffic in Agadir can be chaotic and busy. Never leave your car just anywhere in the street, but park in one of the official guarded car parks. For a few Dirhams your car is safe here. There is a large car park at the famous city Souk.
Be aware of large trucks around Agadir. You can also come across donkeys and other livestock, handcarts and people in the middle of the road!
Being the main seaside resort of Morocco there is no shortage of accommodations in Agadir; ranging from simple guesthouses to large tourist hotels and holiday resorts. It's recommended to book your hotel room well in advance. Agadir draws tourists all year round.
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Frequently asked questions
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What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
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What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
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