Averages for Agadir in December
Agadir in early winter is still sunny and pleasant and can be a welcome break from colder winter climates further north in Europe. The average daily temperature in Agadir is 14°C, with highs during the day peaking between 18°-21°C and lows reaching between 8°-10°C at night. The highest ever recorded temperature for...
Daily averages for December
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Averages for Agadir in December
Agadir in early winter is still sunny and pleasant and can be a welcome break from colder winter climates further north in Europe. The average daily temperature in Agadir is 14°C, with highs during the day peaking between 18°-21°C and lows reaching between 8°-10°C at night. The highest ever recorded temperature for December was 30°C. In the late afternoon or evenings it is certainly brisk enough for a sweater but, especially with no real wind chill to worry about, hanging out at the beach all day is a reasonable option.
Wet weather will likely not ruin your day or evening activities. December is one of the rainiest months but still the average amount of rainfall is only about 2.5 inches. On average you might see some rain 6 days during the entire month.
Agadir sees an average of 7 hours of sunshine each day and about 10 hours of daylight total. The sun rises at 7:30 AM most of the month and sets at close to 6 PM. UV levels are at their lowest of the year at 3, which while still considered moderate, is high enough to take precautions. Even if you do not burn very easily, you should use at least SPF30 every couple hours when outdoors to avoid skin damage.
The dew point is a near perfect 10°C. Even the high morning relative humidity level of 91% won’t feel sticky.
The average temperature of the sea is 19°C and swimming in the ocean is still possible and pleasant.
Where to stay
The New Farah is a great serviced apartment in downtown Agadir. Reasonable priced, like most hotels throughout the city it is only a few blocks from the beach. Another serviced apartment downtown is the Resident Fleurie. Both have nice pools and small lounge areas. Privately let apartments are available too. Availability in December is generally very good.
If budgets are something you are not concerned about, then just outside the city in Tamraght is the Riad Dar Haven. Luxury and comfort abound at this five star resort.
The Hotel Agadir Les Omayades, located right by the promenade, has a very large open plan and a great outdoor pool and lounge area. Prices are reasonable too. The Beach Albatros has a fine location also with pool, in-house Turkish steam bath, and charges standard area room rates.
Farther up the price scale is the ABS Hotel, formerly known as the Millenium. There are several excellent but pricey restaurants inside the hotel including one specialising in Italian and another in Asian cuisine.
Hit the Beach
Nearby the sable d’or beach is one of the treasures of the area. There are plenty of fresh fish restaurants nearby for lunch and coffee shops are within walking distance also.
Right on the outskirts of Agadir resort is Ait Swal beach. Slightly less crowded and definitely with only a scattering of tourists this time of year, it has a more residential beach feel to it.
The Imouran Nord petit beach, considered one of the Taghazout beaches, is famous for its long, wide sandy beach zone. Close to the city of Taghazout, as with Byerdn and Ait Swal there is always plenty of room for your beach chair and towel.
One of the other lovely Taghzout ocean beach locations is Aftas n Ifri n Buyirdn. Despite the long name it is easy to find: just drive north along the coast toward the city of Taghazout and you can’t miss it.
If you came to Agadir to surf but didn’t bring your equipment, there are plenty of surf shops if you want to purchase or rent some. The Tamara Skateshop near the Agadir beach has everything you need for riding the waves.
Where to Eat and Drink
There are lots of choices for fast food in Agadir. Try Dwich or Opasta, both a few blocks away from the beach and offering sandwiches or local fast foods.
The Garden Café is cheap but a very good place for dinner if you are looking for pizza or other simple dishes. The deserts and ice creams are their specialities.
The Riad Villa Blanche is a very intimate boutique hotel tucked away in town. The restaurant bar, while a bit pricey, has excellent food and an intimate atmosphere.
Little Italy downtown has a huge dining room. Their menu includes pizza of course as well as other Italian dishes.
If you want to try dinner somewhere outside of Agadir, take a cab north to Tamraght. The Babakoul serves Moroccan food. They are famous for their Moroccan style crepes. Tamraght is also home to the relatively new Karfa & Kamun which also serves Mediterranean cuisine.
Things to do
The Ammein Valley is a great place for a mountain hike. Picturesque, with trails for walking and cliffs for climbing, the scenery is some of the most breathtaking in Morocco.
There is plenty of anchorage space at the Agadir Marina and adjacent Yacht Club. Customs and Immigration are available five days a week. Boats for hire are plentiful and many companies in town offer catamaran and sailing trips of 1-2 hours or longer.
If you need a massage then the Argan Phyto House is the place to go. They offer a variety of traditional Moroccan and European treatments. Le Musee de L’Argan is another great place where 2 hour spa treatments including massages and traditional hammams.
Shopping locales dominate the city streets. If you love antiques try the Antiquaire Haut Atlas which has authenticated jewellery, pottery and more.