10 Date Ideas to Try in Agadir

Deserted morning sands in Agadir | © Valentina_Pova/Flickr
Deserted morning sands in Agadir | © Valentina_Pova/Flickr
Photo of Sarah Williams
26 December 2017

Agadir is a popular all-round destination, loved by families, friends, and couples alike. Visiting with a significant other? Besides the obvious choice of a candlelit meal in a slap-up restaurant, here are some of the most romantic things to enjoy in Morocco’s coastal city of Agadir.

Watch the sun go down

Seeing a magical sunset is always right up there in the list of romantic things to do almost anywhere in the world, and Agadir is no exception. Find a quiet spot on the beach and enjoy one of Mother Nature’s finest shows, or go up the hill of Agadir Oufella for sweeping city and coastal views as the sky changes through beautiful colours as the sun goes down.

Sunset over the sea in Agadir | © James Honeyball/Flickr

Take a romantic stroll along the beach

Agadir’s long sandy beach is perfect for hand-in-hand strolls, with the sand between your toes and the sound of the waves gently breaking against the shore. Seaside walks are especially nice in the evening time, when the temperatures are a bit cooler. Alternatively, laze in the sunshine and swim in the sea together.

Agadir Beach in the sunshine | © Andrzej Wójtowicz/Flickr

Ride a camel at Agadir Oufella

Not only does Agadir Oufella provide amazing views over Agadir but it’s also a top place for adventurous and fun-loving couples to enjoy something different together: a camel ride. Make memories and take home cool pictures from your Moroccan vacation.

Enjoy an ice cream at the marina

Agadir’s marina is fairly fancy, and there are several cute cafes and ice cream shops around the edges. Sit outside to watch the world go by and admire the luxury vessels bobbing on the waters and the slew of expensive cars as you enjoy a cool ice cream.

Agadir Marina | © Grigory Gusev/Flickr

Admire the views from the Agadir wheel

Located next to the cornice and beach, Agadir’s Ferris wheel provides terrific views over the ocean and the surrounding city areas. In the evening you can see the twinkling lights and the dancing reflections on the water. The wheel goes round several times, giving you ample time to cosy up next to your sweetheart.

Swim in pristine waters at Paradise Valley

A picturesque destination within easy reach of Agadir, the sublime Paradise Valley could have been made for lovers seeking a little slice of natural heaven. Rocks tower either side of the stunning valley and there are several sparkling pools where you can take a dip. Small waterfalls tumble over the rocks, adding to the atmosphere and scenic beauty, and you can sit and relax for a while on one of the flat rocks.

Gorgeous views at Paradise Valley | © Heather Cowper/Heather on her Travels

Relax together in a private hammam

Unwind with a traditional Moroccan steam bath, sure to make you feel soothed and cleaned, and round off with a blissful massage. While public hammams are segregated by gender, several spas provide special packages for couples whereby you and your love can take a steam bath together and then be in the same room while you each enjoy a pampering massage.

Journey into the awesome desert

The dramatic splendour of the Sahara Desert cannot help but impress those who set eyes on it. The desert is easily reached on an overnight trip from Agadir, providing couples with something different to do on their holiday. Be awed by rugged splendour and soak up the magnificent vistas.

Erg Chigaga in the Moroccan Sahara | © Jean & Nathalie/Flickr

Surf the waves together

Thrill-seeking couples could try their hand at surfing for a date with a twist. This could be especially great fun if one half of the couple has some surfing skills already and can help the other to feel great on the waves. Whether you’re novices or pros, you’re sure to have a giggle together. Other thrilling ideas include parasailing and body boarding.

Sip cocktails in a swanky bar

Agadir has a lively night scene with something to suit most tastes. Whether you and your partner are into live music, pulsating discos, or chilled out beach bars, Agadir has something you’re sure to love. Don your fancy clothes and start your evening in a posh wine bar or cocktail bar — who knows where the night will then lead?

Colourful cocktail | © My Aching Head/Flickr

As an end note, do remember that PDAs are heavily frowned upon in Morocco. A bit of hand-holding should be fine but save the smooches and anything more for behind closed doors!

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