A short drive from Agadir, you will get to Taghazout village, a village that surely masquerades as one because this place has become a world-renowned surf spot in Morocco. The locals are a welcoming bunch and the tourists always feel at home as soon as they step into Taghazout. As you would expect, the atmosphere in Taghazout is that of relaxation, cool, laidback and somewhat hippie. So, what are some of the best things to do when you visit this village? Read along to discover Taghazout’s best hanging spots and activities to add to itinerary when you visit.
Outdoorsy activities in Taghazout
1. Catch some waves
So it has been established that Taghazout is the surf capital of Morocco considering the unbelievable waves on the ocean, it is no wonder surfers from around the world always make it to this coastal village at least once in their lifetime to catch some waves and just have a ball surfing. Depending on your surfing level prowess, you can select on what waters to surf as there are some that are convenient for pro-surfers whereas there are that are for beginner, intermediate and vacationing surfers. For professional surfers, head out to Killer Point for surfing waves that are for the brave at heart. If you are out in Taghazout for a leisurely surf holiday, the best places for you to surf will be at Surf Berbere Surf Camp and at Surfmaroc that combine great vacationing trips for you which include great food, great views and yoga classes on the beach.
Surf Berbere Surf Camp
Address: Hash Point, Taghazout, Agadir, Morocco
Website: Surf Berbere Surf Camp
2. 4x4 adventures in Taghazout
There are several tourist companies that offer 4x4 drives, quad biking, buggy rides and so many other adrenaline inducing adventures in Taghazout. Accompanied by an instructor if you are fairly new in this or driving yourself if you have the experience, you can have the drive of your life, that is after a rigorous safety and introduction process. Safety comes first so you will be required to wear protective gear before embarking on the drive. The drive will have you taking in the Taghazout scenery with a drive to its most tranquil beaches, its dunes, up a mountain trail for breath taking views either by 4x4 car, quad or buggy. This will be a photographable adventure so do not forget your cameras.
Address: Taghazout, Morocco
Website: Agadir Adventure
3. Horseback or camel riding on the beach
This has a romantic sunset ride written all over it. If you want to keep increasing your brownie points when travelling with a significant other, arrange for some time ranging from an hour to a full days riding experience, either on a horse or a camel. There will be someone who is ready to put you through the usual safety and precautionary details and depending on your riding skills you will be given a horse that will be suitable for your riding experience and if you opt for the majestically tall camel, then there will be a guide accompanying you.
Agadir Horse & Camel
Address: Km 13 Route d'essaouira, Tamraght, Agadir
Website: Agadir Horse & Camel
Enjoy the delectable cuisine in Taghazout
1. L'Auberge Restaurant
All that your heart or rather your stomach desires in this restaurant you will get as they serve international and Moroccan foods. With its trendy vibe going, you will have the chance to have good old nachos at this restaurant, great curry dishes and salads, antipasto plates and do not get me started on the burgers they serve. If you opt to allow your taste buds also have an adventure, you can order from their Moroccan menu and enjoy some tagines and Moroccan chicken stew among others.
Address: Centre Ville, Taghazout, Morocco
Website: L'Auberge Restaurant
2. Café Mouja
For a dazzling view of surfers breaking the waves and of the ocean, get yourself a seat by the very capacious windows at Café Mouja and seat yourself on one of its chunky wooden furniture with a cooling smoothie. Accompanying the succulent juices and refreshing smoothies is a Moroccan and Western menu that has foods like chicken baguettes and beetroot and lentil salads. They also serve vegetarian on top of their meaty menu options. The café also has events such as music shows or movie nights being held there.
3. Dar Josephine
Enjoy your truly Moroccan meals under a terrace that is shaded and cooled down by creeping vegetation. Not only will you have the opportunity to savor Moroccan cuisine infused with cuisine from Lyon, but you also have the chance to enjoy some great international options from their menu, if not fully then a little influence in the Moroccan dishes. It should come as a surprise if a cat joins you at the table. They are a welcome and adorable relief that is well taken care of by the restaurant thanks to collaborations with the local authorities and an animal association in Taghazout. They get vaccinated and sterilized to avoid an explosion of cats in the area. For the love of food and animals, check them out.
Address: Centre Ville | Taghazout centre, Taghazout 80022
Facebook: Dar Josephine
Day tripping in Taghazout
1. Visit Paradise Valley
A paradise it is indeed as you emerge from the foliage and walk a palm lined passage that leads you straight to a beautiful valley which is a creation of thousands of years of being chiseled out by waterfalls and have your breath taken by this wonderful nature occurrence aptly named Paradise Valley. After a hike up the mountain, relax and just experience tranquility at this exquisite Taghazout attraction. You can have a cooling swim in the plunge pools or get a tan on the rocks.
Address: Agadir | Tamraght River Valley, Agadir, Morocco
2. Check out Dfrost Almugar Surf and Yoga
What better way to go through the motions of yoga and meditation than with the sound of the ocean lapping on the beach. Right on the beach is this yoga house that is all inclusive and has great weather for a wonderfully recharging time in Taghazout. They have molded activities that would be enjoyed by people of different fits. Have an encompassing time at Dfrost Almugar with great foods, great surf spots, great weather, friendly staff, recharging yoga experience and so much more. Apart from doing yoga, you can get trained in yoga and you can become a certified yoga instructor.
Dfrost Almugar Surf and Yoga
Address: Route du Essaouira Taghazout centre 1, Taghazout 80000, Morocco
Website: Dfrost Almugar Surf and Yoga
Hang ten at Taghazout
For a world-renowned surfing town in Morocco, you will enjoy the coolness and easygoing nature of this place. The people are welcoming and you will have the time of your life hitting the waves at whatever surfing level you are. If not, there is a whole load of other activities that you will enjoy.
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