Agadir, a city along Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast, in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, is the capital of Agadir-Ida OuTanane province. A resort destination, it's known for its golf courses, wide crescent beach and seaside promenade lined with cafes, restaurants and bars. Agadir's hilltop kasbah was destroyed in a 1960 earthquake, but its original old wall remains standing.
Agadir's center features modern architecture and an ordered street grid. The Amazigh Heritage Museum traces the city's Berber cultural history, and vibrant Souk El Had's many stalls display oranges, olives, spices and other local specialties. South of town is the Medina, a re-creation of a traditional artisans’ village, and Souss-Massa National Park, home to protected bald ibises. To the north are fishing towns with quiet beaches, including the surfing destination Taghazout, as well as Paradise Valley, a palm-lined gorge leading up into the Anti-Atlas Mountains.