Agadir Warnings and Dangers
Completely rebuilt after an earthquake leveled the town in the 1960s, Agadir is a modern city. Surf, sand and, sun are the big draws to this coastal town but there are some safety concerns to be aware of before you go.
Surf and Sand
Most people come to Agadir to enjoy the sun and beach life. The city authorities keep the beach clean and safe, minimizing the hassle from hustlers and hawkers. However, the beaches get crowded in the afternoon, so secure your personal belongings and conceal your cash and valuables
Swimming in the ocean can be dangerous because of the undertow, so make sure to pay attention to the life guards.
If you find yourself on an overcast day in Agadir, that doesn’t mean you should forego your sunscreen. The sun is very strong here, so bring a high-SPF sunscreen, a good pair of sunglasses, and a hat with a brim.
Although rare, sand storms do occur on the beach at Agadir. If you get caught in one, cover your mouth and nose with a towel and protect your eyes. Get inside as soon as possible.
Taxis and Guides
For official and licensed taxis in Agadir, look for the red ones. Some will offer a flat rate depending on where you are going, but make sure you determine this price before getting in the cab. Also, make sure you tell the driver if you would like a private ride to prevent others from hopping on.
There is a high unemployment rate in Agadir so be careful of unlicensed guides trying to steer you into places or follow you back to your accomodation, and trying to hustle you into giving them some money for guiding you home. Just keep walking.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Agadir.