Morocco’s coastline proved hugely popular last year, with people from all over the world heading to the north African country for its golden beaches and blue seas. So much so that its seaside city of Agadir saw visitor numbers exceed one million in 2019.
According to figures from the local tourism centre, published in The North Africa Post, 1.1 million tourists visited the beauty location of Agadir, an increase of 6.4 per cent from 2018.
There was a 14.9 per cent rise in the number of Moroccans themselves who chose to holiday in Agadir last year. However, French, German and British tourists were also keen to stay at the resort town.
Indeed, the number of French tourists reached 213,982; there were 126,998 German holidaymakers; and 123,674 Brits also chose to holiday in Morocco’s top seaside location.
It is not surprising that Agadir proved hugely popular with people from all over the world, as there are lots of reasons that make it an attractive holiday destination.
Unsurprisingly, its 300 days of sunshine is one of them, as holidaymakers can soak up the sun, top up their tan and enjoy a splash in the sea almost all year round.
Its ten-kilometre long seafront has a plethora of cafes and restaurants to enjoy, enabling tourists to experience traditional Moroccan cuisine, including its delicious premium olive oil that goes into a huge number of its dishes.
Those who want to explore the country’s cultural side will also find plenty to do by visiting El Had Bazaar where there are more than 6,000 little stores selling traditional wares and handicrafts to bring home.
History fans should head to the 16th-Century Kasbah, while Agadir is also a great choice for those who want to get close to nature, as you can access the Lesser Atlas Mountains on a short drive from the city.