When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Agadir?
Agadir has 300 days of sunshine a year, so you are practically guaranteed good weather at any time of year. Trips outside of the peak summer season (June to August) are when you are most likely to find cheap flights to Agadir. However, in the winter, the surf is at its best, and Agadir return flight prices can consequently increase.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Agadir?
If you wish to escape to sun this summer or are planning a winter surfing holiday, then book flights to Agadir two to four months in advance. Cheap flights to Agadir are easier to find if you are flexible with your travel dates; sometimes, you can even secure cheap last-minute flights to Agadir.
Flying to Agadir-Al Massira Airport (AGA)
Agadir-Al Massira Airport (AGA) is about 24 kilometres south-east of the city centre. It serves the city of Agadir and the surrounding Souss-Massa region.
Direct flights to Agadir are available with select airlines. You can fly from Manchester with Air Arabia Maroc, EasyJet and TUI Airways. You can also get Agadir flights from London Gatwick with TUI Airways and easyJet. Ryanair offers Agadir flights from London Stansted and in May 2018 is starting seasonal flights from Manchester. If you choose to take an indirect route, you can fly from more United Kingdom (UK) airports. These Agadir flights will require a stopover in European cities, such as Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen or Munich. Additionally, you can fly with Royal Air Maroc via the largest city in Morocco, Casablanca.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
There is one terminal at the airport with separate areas for domestic and international flights. It has a number of amenities for arriving passengers, including bureaus de change and ATMs that accept international credit cards. The airport has Wi-Fi, a post office, travel agents, as well as information desks and VIP lounges. There are also several food and drink shops and duty-free shops. In addition, you will find several car hire agencies after arrivals at AGA.
Getting to the City from Agadir Al Massira Airport (AGA)
There are a few options to get to Agadir from AGA that will suit any budget. There are car hire companies located at the airport, or you could get a taxi. The taxi rank is outside the arrivals hall; the journey to the city centre will take about 20 minutes. Fares to the city centre are fixed; you can find a list of prices from the taxi information desk. You can also take a public bus, Route 22, which leaves from the main road outside the terminal and heads to Inezgane, a suburb of Agadir. From there, you can change to another route (20, 24 or 28) to get to the city centre.
Why Visit Agadir?
With glorious beaches, perfect weather all year round and a town built with tourists in mind, Agadir has got all bases covered. The town was destroyed by a huge earthquake in 1960 and has been completely rebuilt, creating a modern resort city perfectly designed for holidaymakers. It comes complete with a beachfront packed with bars and restaurants, swathes of perfect beaches and top luxury resorts. It is worlds away from Morocco’s bustling markets and perfect for beach relaxation, surfing lovers and golf trips.
For the more active beachgoers, the surf is at its best from November to February with an average sea temperature of 18 degrees Celsius in December. The desert is also right at your doorstep. Take a leisurely and traditional camel trek or jump on quad bikes to explore. You can also take daytrips out to the small fishing village of Taghazout, which lies about 24 kilometres north of the city or to Paradise Valley in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
The currency in Morocco is the dirham. While you can buy a small amount of dirham in UK airports, the exchange rate is very low. Therefore, it’s a good idea to bring money to exchange once you arrive. Scottish and Northern Irish notes will not be accepted for exchange. There are also plenty of ATMs, which will accept major international cards. You will not need a visa for trips lasting less than three months. Make sure your passport is stamped on arrival. Your passport does not need to be valid past your intended period of stay in Morocco.