Agadir, Taghazout and its surrounding areas is a veritable treasure trove of adventure and wellness activities. The azure-hued oceans and gold-dust deserts rich in culture and with super-friendly locals makes it’s a no-brainer as a Mad To Live Retreats base. We’ve been exploring the epic terrain out here the last year and check out our guide to the top wellness and adventure activities below!
CAMEL & HORSEBACK RIDING
Taghazout, with its breaktaking vistas boasts an endless shorelines of sun-kissed panoramas. The best way to take it all in and explore is by horseback or for a more local option, camel. With an array of riding schools catering to all levels, get wild and take in the wild terrains on a magnificent horse or doe-eyed camel.
There’s a reason Taghazout is a globally-renowned surf mecca. With infamous spots welcoming pros including the likes of Kelly Slater of the years, the land of the rights, with killer beaks including Anchors, Devils Rock and more is a must-stop for wave-hungry travellers. Accommodation is cheap, and operators like Surf Maroc offer an abundance of options that include bed and breakfast and surf touring.
Once you’re done with the waves, heading out into the wildly raw and beautiful sand dunes is a must-do experience. The scenery is unparalleled and one for the memory bank, and you can surf down the soft dunes for a thrilling experience.
Namaste’in loving yogis are spoilt for choice with a number of choice-yoga options. Take in all the incredible beauty of the coastline with roof-top yoga classes at spots including boutique hotel Amouage.
Surf-weary bodies and spa-lovers must check out a traditional Moroccan spa for a Hamman experience. Relax in the sauna spa before having a scrub down with face and body wash, leaving gleaming and fresh.
PARADISE VALLEY TREKKING
The other-worldly Paradise Valley, nestled in the hills less than an hour from Taghazout is serious-bucket list territory. The Palm-laden valley welcomes you as you approach, and a short hike later, exploring the running rivers, streams, tucked away tea spots and raw nature you’ll find yourself at natural pools and waterfalls (in the right season). The brave will hurl themselves from the natural cliff jumps into the clear-water pools, a scream-inducing jump for most.