taghazout, morocco

Between Taghazout and Tamraght to the south, there is ongoing development of new accommodation and residential areas. Some of these projects have been put on hold, creating a forlorn landscape of cranes and building sites, but the easygoing village ambience of Taghazout itself is still largely intact.

Six kilometres from Tamraght, the laid-back fishing village of Taghazout, once famous for calamari and hippies, is now considered Morocco’s premier surfing destination for both pros and learners.


Aourir and Tamraght are known collectively as Banana Village because of the banana groves alongside Oued Tamraght, which separates the villages. Respectively some 12km and 14km north of Agadir, they share Banana Beach, which can be good for beginner surfers at its southern end. Aourir has facilities such as a petrol station, a post office and banks.


Surfing TAGHAzout area

The Taghazout region is the most popular area of Morocco for surfers, revered for big long-period Atlantic swells during the October-March season, its has plenty of quality point breaks, and the way the angle of the cape turns the dominant winter NE winds into perfect offshores.

Things to do

During the week there are multiple activities you can join. Challenge your self and bring new passions home.


A short impression of the Taghazout area


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In Taghazout, the summers are short, warm, muggy, arid, and clear and the winters are short, cool, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 48°F to 78°F and is rarely below 42°F or above 86°F.

The best time of year to visit Taghazout for hot-weather activities is from early July to early September.


The local currency is Dirham.ATMS are widely available. Credit cards are accepted in most midrange hotels and above, and at top-end restaurants.

Bargaining or haggling is part and parcel of the Moroccan experience, especially for tourist goods and services. If you want to avoid this, many tourist shops have fixed prices.

Getting there

Look for flight to Agadir. Bus number 32 (Dh5) runs along Ave Mohammed V in Agadir heading to Taghazou. Grands taxis from Agadir cost Dh10.


Prevention is the key to staying healthy in Morocco, and a little planning before departure will save you trouble later. With luck, your worst complaint on your trip will be a bad stomach; infections are usually associated with poor living conditions and poverty, and can be avoided with a few precautions. Car accidents are a common reason for travellers to need medical help. Medical facilities can be excellent in large cities, but in more remote areas may be basic.


There are restaurants and snack bars (all unlicensed) on the main road. At the foot of the lanes leading to the beach, funky cafes serve Moroccan and international food, including recommended fruit juices and smoothies.


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