Agadir is the seaside resort of the country with many child-friendly hotels, a kilometre-long beach and a pleasant pedestrian promenade. There is also plenty to do for a fun day out, such as a visit to the crocodile park, a camel ride through the desert or a cooking class where you learn all the secrets of Moroccan cuisine. You can taste even more of authentic Morocco in the souks, where you can stroll past the many shops and search for souvenirs. In short, there is plenty to do during a holiday to Agadir with children!
Agadir with kids
Agadir is the top destination for a beach holiday in Morocco and is very suitable for families with children. This tourist resort has its own airport, offers kilometres of sandy beaches, child-friendly resorts and plenty of fun sights and days out for young and old. Agadir is a modern city with a luxury hotel and European cafes and restaurants, ideal for families who want to enjoy the beauty that Morocco has to offer, but also want to take advantage of the Western comforts during their holiday. Authentic Morocco can be discovered during a trip to the souks, where you can shop for the best souvenirs, or during a camel ride through the desert. Agadir has plenty to offer children and is, therefore, the perfect destination for a sun and beach holiday in Morocco.
In and around Agadir
Beach fun is paramount during a family holiday to Agadir with children. But there are many more great things to see and do, both in the centre of Agadir and beyond in the form of day trips and excursions.
Agadir is a real seaside resort and is mainly visited for its wonderful beaches. The most popular beach is Agadir Beach, the largest and most beautiful beach in the city. This fine sandy beach slopes gently into the sea and the waves are not too strong, making it suitable for children. You can always find a nice spot to relax on the kilometre-long beach and it is the perfect place to escape the bustle of the city. For active beach fun, you are in the right place here, you can practice all kinds of cool water sports.
Walking along the boulevard is highly recommended and loved by both tourists and locals. On the wide promenade, you can enjoy a wonderful sea breeze, many gardens and a beautiful view of the beach. You can settle down at one of the many restaurants and cafes. Stroll to the harbour at the end of the day or in the evening when everything is lit up. Perfect to end a day at the beach.
La Grande Roue Agadir
To the north of the boulevard is the Ferris wheel of Agadir. A ride in La Grande Roue Agadir promises beautiful views over the beach and the city and is very beautiful in the evening when everything is lit up and also during the sunset.
Surfing in Taghazout
Do you love surfing or do you want to give it a try? Then go to Taghazout, half an hour north of Agadir. This place is the surf spot of Morocco, where you will find perfect waves and surf schools. shaka!
This crocodile park is one of the best outings for children in Agadir. In this natural park, you can admire some of the most dangerous reptiles in the world, wander in mysterious caves and watch the keepers feed crocodiles. Crocoparc is located a half-hour drive from the centre of Agadir.
Vallee des Oiseaux
Another beastly fun outing is Vallee des Oiseaux or the Valley of the Birds. In this animal park, you can spot many birds such as herons, peacocks and also exotic birds such as colourful parrots. You can also see a number of other animals such as monkeys and llamas. The great thing about this outing is that the entrance is completely free and it is located in the centre of Agadir. There is also a nice playground for small children.
Water Park Atlantica Parc
Do you want cool water fun in the Moroccan sun? Then visit the small, but nice water park Atlantica Parc. The water park is half an hour north of Agadir and features some cool slides such as a space bowl, multilane and tunnel slides. There is also a children’s pool with water play equipment and mini slides. Parents can take a seat on the sunbeds with umbrellas and there is a cafe serving pizzas, pasta, salads and desserts. A fun day out with the kids!
Shopping in the souk
Due to an earthquake in the 1960s, not much remains of the old city of Agadir and therefore Agadir has not an old but a ‘new’ Medina. But that doesn’t make the souk any less fun to visit. Head to Souk El Had d’Agadir for covered streets and alleys dotted with shops, stalls, cafes and studios. You can get the most beautiful souvenirs to take home here, such as pottery, jewellery, spices and leather goods. Here you can test your bargaining and negotiation skills!
A camel ride through the desert should not be missed during a holiday in Agadir with children. From the city, you can reach the vast Sahara in no time and there are therefore numerous expeditions to the desert. The excursion can even be booked with an overnight stay, where you sleep under the stars with the Berbers!
Food and drink
In Agadir, you can enjoy traditional Moroccan dishes in plenty of places, such as couscous or a tagine with meat or freshly caught fish. Of course, a cup of mint tea that is served very high should not be missed. Very nice is the Agadir Cooking Class Center, where cooking classes are given for both adults and children. Here you will learn all the tricks of the typical Moroccan cuisine! Are the kids not a fan of Moroccan cuisine? In Agadir, you will find many restaurants with Western food and also a McDonald’s and KFC on the boulevard. The hotels often serve international cuisine and there are usually several restaurants to choose from.
In Agadir, there are plenty of child-friendly hotels that have often been expanded with many facilities for young holidaymakers. Most hotels are in a prime location near or in the centre and on the beach. ROBINSON Club Agadir . is located directly on Agadir Beach, a true paradise for families. This luxurious five-star all-inclusive resort is ideal for parents who want to enjoy wellness, excellent meals and a beautiful swimming pool while the children are thoroughly entertained in the kids’ clubs. There is ROBY BABY (up to 3 years), ROBY Club (3 to 7 years), ROBY (8 to 12 years) and ROBS (from 13 years) with cool activities for teenagers. The special children’s restaurant is a feast for the little ones and for extra convenience there is a free baby kit available with all the necessities.
* Best travel time: The best travel time is from autumn to spring. In summer it is often too hot, especially with small children.
* Travel time: From Amsterdam to Agadir it is about a 3-hour flight.
* Time difference with the Netherlands: In Agadir, it is 1 hour earlier in wintertime than in the Netherlands, in the summertime it is 2 hours earlier.
* Language: Arabic. Most also speak French and English in Agadir.
* Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD).
* Vaccinations: Vaccinations against DTP and Hepatitis A are recommended.
* Visa: A visa is not required. *
Voltage: 220 volts.
* Important emergency numbers: 19 for police, 15 for fire and ambulance.