Published: June 15th 2012December 27th 2011
Agadir, in the Souss valley, is a beach resort over run with European package groups. We should have avoided it, but being our first time in Morocco, it made a convenient base to explore down to Sidi Ifni and area.
Agadir was wiped out by an earthquake in 1960 while about 18,000 killed. The hillside by the beach is the site of the buried town. It's a memorial now, as most of the victims were never recovered.
Being Christmas time, it was also high season for the package tour lots. Most just plunked down on the beach or took tour buses for a day trip to Marrakech. But, since we had a car, we managed to avoid the biggest mass of this lot.
The beach is pleasant, but not spectacular. The beaches south of here are much better and a lot less developed.
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