The Moroccan Atlantic coastal city of Agadir welcomed more than 1.1 million tourists last year, including Moroccan nationals, up 6.4 pc compared to the previous year, according to the latest figures published by the local tourist office.
The number of Moroccan travelers having spent their holidays in hotels, residences and tourist centers in Agadir amounted to 436,794 in 2019, an increase of 14.9 pc compared to the previous year.
French tourists come in second with 213,982 holidaymakers, followed by the Germans (126,998) and the British (123,674). Four-star hotels received the highest number of tourists in 2019 with a total of 340,304, followed by tourism clubs, five-star hotels and tourist residences.
Holidaymakers flock to Agadir all year round to top up their tans, especially in winter when there is still blue skies and plenty of sunshine.
The city is famous for its beautiful beach, its kasbah dating from the mid-16th century, its marina, its great mosque, its Amazigh museum, its Agadir memorial museum and its Crocopark, which houses the Nile crocodiles.