The hotel we stayed in (read my post about it here) is located in the coastal town Agadir. There isn’t much history because they had a massive earthquake in the 1960s and everything had to be rebuilt. You can see there is still major work going on, and I’m sure it’s all changing rapidly. This means you don’t get much of the traditional Moroccan architecture which is a shame, and they are very proud of their shopping marina because it has a Zara and a Lacoste (this was mentioned to us so many times…)
We did a day trip of Agadir as we didn’t want our only impression of it to be of the hotel. This took us up on the hill overlooking the town where we saw some of these camels. We then went down to the Marina which was a bit odd as really it was just some empty shops (and Lacoste and Zara obvs). We also went to the Souk where I ended up buying a watch that I didn’t really want (it’s a pretty good fake Daniel Wellington but not sure I’ll ever wear it!) The Moroccan people are incredibly persistent and give you a very hard sell, even turning quite nasty when you say you don’t want to buy something.
Agadir does have quite a nice beach, although we did have a man follow us the whole time trying to sell us bracelets. Just outside the hotel is a promenade you can rent little weird bike/mobility scooter sort of things! We wanted to do this but didn’t get round to it in the end. That’s probably the best way to get around out there otherwise you get everyone selling you things! We also went out in the evening which was nice as you can see the mountain with Arabic written on which is really pretty. This time we had a man with his dog follow our every move – it was a little odd!
I’m not sure I’d return to Agadir as it’s very touristy with not too much going on (although it was Ramadan so this might be why), but the hotel was amazing and so that made up for the quiet location!