Top choice in Agadir

If anyone in your party is partial to a reptile, it's almost worth making a special trip to Agadir to visit this park, absolutely teeming with Nile crocs swimming and sunning around a pond (although the green dye in the water is a little too obvious). There are also iguanas, massive snakes and tiny monkeys which would make a tasty elevenses for the park's other residents. For the flora fans, gardens feature rare trees, cacti, flowers and several lily ponds.

A shuttle bus leaves from Uniprix in the centre of town, daily at 9.30am and 2.30pm, depositing you back three hours later. The shuttle will also collect you from your hotel with advance notice. The fee for the shuttle bus and park admission is combined and includes a glass of tea and guided tour.

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Nearby Agadir attractions

1. Jardin Ibn Zaidoun

6.86 MILES

This pleasant green oasis in the urban melee is home to dozens of trees towering over families picnicking with their portable shishas. The eucalyptus…

2. Musée du Patrimoine Amazigh

7.05 MILES

With an excellent display of photographs and Berber artefacts, especially jewellery and daggers, the museum is a great place to learn about the…

3. Théâtre en Plein Air


This large open-air theatre-in-the-round is for the design-heads. Hemmed in by large magnolia trees and some bougainvillea doing the best it can, the…

4. Jardin de Olhão

7.24 MILES

A cool, relaxing garden created in 1992 to mark the twinning of Agadir with the Portuguese town of Olhão. Good for retreating for a cool drink or to plan…

5. Mémoire d’Agadir

7.29 MILES

This small museum in the southwest corner of Jardin de Olhão, entered from outside the park, is dedicated to the 1960 earthquake. Displays include…

6. Vallée des Oiseaux

7.38 MILES

This leafy city-centre retreat in the dry riverbed running down from Blvd Hassan II to Blvd du 20 Août is a handy – and more scenic – way to walk to the…

7. Palm Beach

7.39 MILES

A relaxed private beach with showers, toilets and a kids' play area. Seclusion from the main beach means a more serene visit for families and women.

8. Ancienne Talborjt

7.83 MILES

The grassy area below the kasbah covers the remains of old Agadir town and constitutes a mass grave for all those who died in the 1960 earthquake.