The Southern Atlantic Coast: Places to Explore


  • Agadir

    Agadir is a holiday resort. Don't hope for a medina, a souk, or a kasbah (although it does have all three, after a fashion). Think sun, sea, and sand. These are what it does best, as hundreds of thousands... Read more

  • Aglou Plage

    Aglou Plage is a world away from nearby Tiznit, both in climate and ambience, although connected by 17 km (10 mi) of good tarmac. It's the start of a good 75-km (47-mi) stretch of untouched beach that... Read more

  • Essaouira

    Once famed as a hippie hangout for surfers and expat artists, these days Essaouira offers its cool breezes and relaxed atmosphere to a broader range of visitors. The windy city remains a favorite destination... Read more

  • Tafraoute

    Tafraoute is a pretty and quiet regional market and administrative center, nestled at the bottom of a valley. Usually overlooked by groups, it's a great base for exploring an area rich in natural beauty... Read more

  • Taroudant

    Imagine a mini-Marrakesh, with much of the hectic hustle removed, and you've pretty much got Taroudant. It's a historic market town where people, customs, and the Arabic and Tashelhit Berber languages... Read more

  • Tiznit

    Tiznit suffers from its uncomfortable location on a flat, hot plain, which makes it look ugly in comparison to the picturesque towns of the mountains or the laid-back beach hangouts of the coast. Yet markets... Read more