Top 5 Must Do's in Agadir

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Agadir, a city in the southern tip of Morroco, offers a host of features for tourists to enjoy and remains an ideal destination for those who long to simply relax and unwind while on vacation.

Agadir Bay – Home to some of the finest beaches in the region, tourists can spend the whole day working on their tans or enjoying a brisk swim in the bay. If you’re staying at a resort in Agadir Bay, you should make use of the private lounges and beach front cafes. Make your way to Avenue Tawada, a bustling promenade which plays host to a series of restaurants and shops. Those looking for a bit more activity may wish to try their hand at surfing, jet skiing or even a camel ride across the sandy shores.

Kasbah – History buffs can spend time touring the city’s famed Kasbah, a 1540 fortress built to protect the city against attacks. Although much of the Kasbah was destroyed in the region’s fatal 1960 earthquake, sturdy walls and archways have survived and make the visit worthwhile. Perched high above the city, the spot also provides tremendous views of the city and beaches and serves as a memorial to the more than 15,000 people who died in the earthquake, many of whom perished in the Kasbah itself.

Valley of the Birds – A fascinating if not somewhat unusual site, the Valley of the Birds houses a variety of animals in a short ½ mile span. Families can embark a leisurely stroll through this jam-packed yet lavish pathway filled with an onslaught of birds, as well as llamas, sheep and wallabies. The Valley of the Birds also has a playground, further lending itself to the enjoyment of children.

Riu Tikida Thalassotherapy Center – Although Agadir certainly allows travelers the opportunity to relax in style, perhaps no other facility offers more options than the Riu Tikida Thalassotherapy Center. Located in the midst of the luxurious Hotel Riu Tikida Beach, this wellness center and spa knows just how to pamper its guests. On hand you will find a variety of perks and services including body wraps, beauty treatment specialties, Turkish baths and a variety of massages.

Municipal Market – Travelers who love to shop while on vacation should head towards Agadir’s active Municipal Market. Filled with local goods, including artwork, clothes, shoes and jewelry, this 2-story building caters to souvenir hounds and casual shoppers alike.

November 01, 2009 new by leah rendon

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