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Taghazout Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Know for an Unforgettable Trip

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Welcome to Taghazout, a hidden gem nestled on Morocco's stunning coastline. With its captivating beaches, vibrant surf culture, and enchanting village charm, Taghazout is a destination that beckons adventure seekers and relaxation enthusiasts alike. Whether you're a passionate surfer, a nature lover, or a curious traveler in search of authentic experiences, Taghazout offers a unique blend of captivating activities, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality.

In this travel guide, we'll unveil the best-kept secrets of Taghazout, from the mesmerizing beaches to the mouthwatering cuisine, and from thrilling surf adventures to tranquil yoga retreats. Join us as we delve into the wonders of this coastal paradise, providing you with essential tips, recommendations, and insights to make your journey to Taghazout an unforgettable one.

But before we embark on this exciting exploration, it's essential to ensure that you have the necessary preparations in place. From travel insurance to transportation options, we'll guide you through all the practical aspects to make your trip seamless and worry-free.

So, grab your board, dust off your hiking shoes, and get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and natural beauty of Taghazout. Let the adventure begin!

What is the best way to get to Taghazout? 

Agadir is the nearest airport to travel to Taghazout. It takes about 40 minutes to get to Taghazout from Agadir airport. Otherwise, you can fly into Essaouira or Marrakesh, both of which are a few hours distant but it’s not really recommended unless you have no other option. 

The CTM or Soupra Tours buses are the quickest and most convenient way to go to Agadir from Marrakesh, Essaouira, or elsewhere then take one of the many available options to get to Taghazout. Local transportations, like public buses and taxis pick up and drop off passengers from the airport and near-by cities right in the heart of Taghazout town. The two companies have Modern and comfortable buses with air conditioning and reclining seats. moreover most of their drivers speak decent French and English.

Tickets are available for purchase online, on their websites &

Taghazout may appear tricky to reach, but it should be definitely on your to-visit list if you’re planing to visit Morocco.

Accommodation in Taghazout

Because surfing is so popular in Taghazout, there are a plethora of surf houses, retreats, and hostels that provide a bed and surf packages

Most of these houses also offer accommodation only if surfing isn’t your thing,

Since Taghazout is a small village most hostels have great location wether on the hill or beach. The majority of hostels in Taghazout attract mostly young people that are looking to make the most of their time in this beautiful village, which makes it easy to socialize and make fun plans, especially if you’re a solo traveller.

You might feel overwhelmed with the large number of options of surf packages and accommodation in Taghazout, you can contact us here and we can help you plan the best trip to Taghazout depending your taste and budget.

Without a question, surfing is Taghazout’s best and most popular activity! All of the surf instructors at the surf schools and surf shops are local Moroccans, the majority of them have grown up surfing these same waves in and around Taghazout, Which is actually great since it provides jobs for locals, and more importantly these guys know their stuff, and you’ll be in good hands with them whether you’re a pro surfer or a beginner.

If surfing is not really your thing, here are some other things to do in Taghazout

Things to do in Taghazout

Visit One Of The Many, Beautiful Beaches In Taghazout

Taghazout is home to some beautiful beaches. The most popular beach in Taghazout is the one near the small traditional fishing port. Many tourists visit this beach for its stunning natural surroundings and its calm waters. If you like long walks on the beach, head to Panorama beach, it’s one of the longest beaches in the Agadir region, it goes all the way to Tamraght. There is a path walk that goes along with the beach. It is also very nice for a morning/sunset run.

Take A Bike Tour

Take a bike tour and get familiar with all the sights in Taghazout.

One of the best ways to explore a this magical town is by bike. You can go anywhere, take in all the sights and sounds, and stop to take in that perfect photo at any time. Plus, it’s an eco-friendly and active way to see the world! A good idea would be to go all the way to Tamraght and back, you can see the most of this area.

If you do not have your own bike, there are companies that rent them for a few hours or all day long. Contact us here if you need help to rent a bike.

Try Traditional Moroccan Meals
As a visitor to Morocco, you may be looking for a traditional Moroccan meal. For this, you should try the following:

– Pastilla: this is a pie made from filo pastry and stuffed with roasted lamb or pigeon, fish or cheese.

– Tajine: this is a sort of stew that includes meat, vegetables and spices cooked in a clay pot.

– Couscous: this is the national dish of Morocco and it’s made from semolina grains, vegetables & meat.

– Harira soup: this soup contains chickpeas, lentils, potatoes and tomatoes with herbs – it dates back to the days when meat was not readily available.

Book A Yoga Class

Taghazout is one of the most popular places in Morocco to go for a Yoga class. There are many Yoga Studios that offer a variety of classes for all levels. They offer the basics, beginner, intermediate and advanced yoga courses as well as different types of yoga including Hatha, Kripalu and Bikram. Yoga in Taghazout is not only about health but also relaxation. Especially after a long day of surfing or working on your laptop. This is an effective way to relieve stress from your busy everyday life.

Book a Yogaclass here

Enjoy The Beautiful View Of Taghazout By night

Tahazout is a beautiful town by day and by night. Head to one the rooftops that overlook the town and enjoy the magical night view of Taghazout. The reflection of the moon on the water and lights from fishing boats creates a view that is surreal.

Go Hiking in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley is highly recommended when visiting Taghazout. This place will completely connect you to mother nature. It is about an hour’s drive from Taghazout, once you get off the car you will have to take a 20-minute walk to reach the natural pools. You’ll get the opportunity to see stunning landscapes on the walk to the actual paradise valley.

The fun is guaranteed as you will need to go through hills and even some venturing stones. Don’t forget to take your swimsuit with you as the water is very inviting and most visitors can’t resist taking a dip in it. Appropriate footwear, sunscreen, and water are also recommended.

Book a day trip to Paradise Valley with us here

A Day Trip To Agadir

Agadir is an excellent day trip destination and it only takes 30 minutes by car to get there. It is a completely different vibe. Agadir is the second most visited destination in Morocco after Marrakech, it has a 10-kilometer beach front promenade lined with palm trees and several boulevards you can explore.

You can spend your day sightseeing in the streets of the city, looking at luxury hotels and fancy yachts in Agadir Marina.

Don’t miss the Agadir Oufella Kasbah which gmailis a historical site that reminds the city of the terrible earthquake that took place in 1960. This site was one of the few buildings that survived the earthquake. It would be a nice thing to visit it and enjoy the view of the city from above.

Go To The skatepark

Taghazout has a nice skatepark up the hill that was built by a group of volunteers 4 years ago. It’s perfect for travelers and locals in the city to come and practice their skills. If you’ve never skated before it’d be the perfect place to start.

You can book a skate board lesson here

If skating isn’t your thing, you can just go there for the show and the beautiful sunset. The view from there is absolutely stunning.

Book A Hammam Session

The hammam is a public bathhouse in Morocco, where one can go to achieve physical cleanliness. The word hammam is the Arabic word for “steam room.” It’s popularity has spread on a world wide level and it’s often on the visitors to-do list.

A Moroccan hammam session includes washing oneself with soap, getting rid of unwanted body hair, scrubbing one’s skin with exfoliating scrubs and finally being rinsed off with water. Moroccan Hammams are also known for their social aspects, where people will often go to catch up with old friends or meet new ones. Today there are still many hammams operating in modern-day Morocco. These are often cosy places with nice decorations where one can enjoy a relaxing bath with essential oils.

You can book a Hammam session here

Taghazout Restaurants

You’ll most likely be on a package that includes breakfast, lunch, and possibly dinner if you’re staying in a surf house or hostel. But it is really recommended to dine out at least once in Taghazout, either for lunch or evening.

The main street features a variety of food alternatives; during the day, they are quiet and even appear to be antiquated; but, at night, the area comes alive and has a distinct ‘backpacker’ vibe to it, especially because these are the affordable options in Taghazout.

Here are some recommendations:

Le Spot – For Pizza, pasta, and sandwiches.

Sunset – For Burgers.

Florida Restaurant  – For French tacos

La Paix – For Moroccan food.

Teapot Cafe – For healthy food and Kombucha.

On the beach side there some beautiful cafés and restaurants, pretty modern wand with amazing ambiance. They serve smoothies, pizzas, tagines, seafood, and, best of all, free wifi! These locations are a little more expensive, but they do have a stunning view!

Here are a couple extremely fantastic beach eateries in Taghazout that you will definitely enjoy:

World of Waves — This restaurant is ultra-modern and highly ‘instagrammable.’ They have breakfast smoothie bowls, as well as delicious breakfast, amazing smoothies, lunch, and dinner.

Windy Bay – This Restaurant has the most beautiful decoration in town, relaxed atmosphere and amazing staff. they serve delicious breakfasts, healthy food, burgers and more. 

Munga's Kitchen — With its wooden decor and near proximity to the road, this bar offers a really great vibe. It’s an amazing place to go for a drink after a long day.
For fancier options you can check out Amouage and kitchen Club.

Rem more: Top 10 Must-Try Local Restaurants in Taghazout for Food Lovers

How Much Does a Trip to Taghazout Cost? 

Taghazout in fact is a destination that can adapt to all budgets, you have the option to stay in luxury hotels, and go to fancy restaurants. on the other hand there are really nice hostels that offer affordable stay rates and restaurants that offer really cheap and nice meals.

Make sure to always have cash because most restaurants don’t accept credit cards payments, and there is no ATM machine in Taghazout. The nearest one is Tamraght which is the nearest town on the road to Agadir.

There’s not much else to pay for once your hotel is paid for, especially if your package includes surf, yoga, and the majority of your meals.

Food in Taghazout

If you are planning to spend a small budget n Taghazout, then your option for food would be the small traditional Restaurants where the locals go.

They offer meals for 1 person at the following prices:

Breakfast at 20mad to 30 Mad

Lunch 25mad to 50dh

Dinner 25mad to 50mad

Alcohol in Taghazout

There is relatively little alcohol in Taghazout because it is a Muslim village. However, there are a few licensed bars and restaurants where you can have a drink with your friends and family. But since alcohol isn’t easily available, it’s also not cheap. A beer costs 60mad , a cocktail costs 70mad, a glass of wine costs 50mad, and a bottle of wine costs 300mad.

The following is a list of places where you can go for a drink:

World of waves

Munga’s Kitchen in Munga Guesthouse


Kitchen Club Restaurant & Bar

Days trips

A day trip to Essaouira and back costs roughly 250mad, 350mad to Marrakesh, 150mad to Paradise Valley, and a full day of horseback riding costs 700mad.

Overall, Taghazout is not an expensive area to visit in Morocco, but it can be depending on where you dine and what activities you participate in and pay for.

Taghazout Dress Code

Despite being a conservative village, Taghazout is relatively relaxed and unlike some other destinations in Morocco. It is completely normal for tourists to dress as they would in the village. Men might gaze and make comments now and again, but not in an overbearing manner, and most locals are friendly and helpful.

But keep in mind that Taghazout is a muslim village so it might be considered disrespectful if you go around the alleys or sit at restaurants wearing a bikini.

In conclusion, this travel guide has provided valuable insights and inspiration for exploring Taghazout, Morocco's coastal paradise. From its thrilling surf breaks to tranquil beaches, charming village atmosphere, and delectable cuisine, Taghazout offers a captivating experience that leaves a lasting impression.

Prioritizing travel insurance through reputable providers like World Nomads ensures peace of mind throughout your trip. Convenient airport options, such as Agadir, allow for easy access to Taghazout, while CTM and Supratours buses provide seamless transportation to neighboring cities.

Accommodation options in Taghazout range from surf houses and retreats to hostels, catering to both surfers and non-surfers. Engage with local surf instructors who possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise for a safe and enjoyable experience in the water.

Beyond surfing, Taghazout offers a multitude of activities, including visiting stunning beaches, exploring sights on bike tours, indulging in traditional Moroccan meals, or rejuvenating with yoga classes. The enchanting rooftop views of Taghazout at night, accompanied by the moonlit reflections and fishing boats, are truly magical. Day trips to nearby attractions like Paradise Valley or Agadir provide additional unique experiences.

Savor the diverse culinary delights of Taghazout, from cozy traditional restaurants to modern beachfront eateries. Respect the local culture and dress code while enjoying the vibrant food scene. Taghazout accommodates all budgets with a range of hotels and dining options.

Cash is essential in Taghazout, as credit card payments are not widely accepted. The nearest ATM can be found in Tamraght, a neighboring town en route to Agadir.

Cherish the memories of your adventures, the warm hospitality of the locals, and the natural beauty of Taghazout. Whether you've reveled in the surf, found solace in yoga, or simply soaked up the tranquil atmosphere, Taghazout will remain a cherished destination in your travel repertoire.

Thank you for exploring Taghazout with us through this guide. We hope it empowers you with the information needed to plan a remarkable trip. Embrace the allure of Taghazout and create memories that will last a lifetime. Safe travels!

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