When you arrive at Imsouane, you will instantly feel the surfing and fishing vibe, which combines to give this village of roughly 2,000 households, its unique identity. The beach is the first picturesque landscape you see as you enter the town, with its numerous stylish surfers, both local and international, and little cafés on the beachside. The main surfing points are La Bay with the longest waves in the entire Kingdom, and La Catedral, 500 metres east.
This hostel is amazing to spend a relaxed evening drinking beer, playing pool and enjoying live music. It has free WiFi and small portions of delicious food, ideal for snacks. Make sure you try the fish here, as it is likely to have been freshly caught from the Atlantic the day before.
Auberge Tasra, Imsouane, Agadir, Morocco, +212 5282 16879
Imsouane is a village that has remained authentic from the old days due to its traditional culture. You can walk to the old fishing village where people still work and live, and their routine is fascinating; when the fishing boats come ashore, the fish is cleaned there and then so it can immediately be sold in the fish market. You can’t find fresher than that! Try the smaller restaurants on the beach for delicious fresh seafood.
This village is not a big, famous tourist attraction like some other cities in Morocco such as Marrakech, Tangier or Fez, so you may be the only tourist surrounded by a bunch of locals, but they are known to be friendly and welcoming, and will probably offer you a glass of mint tea!
In Imsouane, you can also help cleaning the beaches and streets, which is a positive eco-friendly activity and a good way to give back as a tourist, plus you’ll meet new people and get to know a bit about their lives.
If you brought a car or a foldable chair with you, you can sit on the bay and enjoy one of the most astounding sunsets in Morocco, with the smell of fresh fish and salt in the air. The best way to get to this amazing village is renting a car from Agadir and driving yourself, otherwise, you can take a taxi from either Agadir or Essaouira, which will cost no more than 25 euros.