Averages for Agadir in March
In March, the spring is fast approaching and the weather is improving considerably. Nighttime temperatures start to warm up ever so slightly in March as compared to February. At the beginning of the month temperatures can drop to 9°C, then gradually climb to a low of 12°C by the end of the month. The average low is 11°C. Sea temperature is at its low point in March but still warm enough for a bracing dip in the ocean. Throughout the...
Daily averages for Agadir
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In March, the spring is fast approaching and the weather is improving considerably. Nighttime temperatures start to warm up ever so slightly in March as compared to February. At the beginning of the month temperatures can drop to 9°C, then gradually climb to a low of 12°C by the end of the month. The average low is 11°C. Sea temperature is at its low point in March but still warm enough for a bracing dip in the ocean. Throughout the month 17° C water temperatures makes one not want to stay in the water more than 10 or 15 minutes before warming up in the abundant sunshine. The UV index though averages 7, which is high risk for skin damage so even in March in Agadir sunscreen is a must.
The weather gets increasingly hot and sunny at this time of the year, welcoming in the beginning of beach season once again as summer is just around the corner. The highest temperature ever recorded for March was 39°C, but the average most days is around 26°C. Two days a month you can expect temperatures to reach 32°C before nightfall. The first week to ten days of the month experiences temperature highs of slightly less than average at around 24°C. You will have sunshine 10 hours a day. By the end of the month you will experience an extra hour of sunlight. On March 1rst the sun rises at around 7AM but by the end of the month you will see dawn at 6:30AM. Sunsets at around 6 PM in early March but by late March it sets at 6:30PM. Cloudy days are rare with the occasional morning fogs on average of 3 days per month which quickly disappears. Humidity is not a problem and you should be comfortable throughout the day.
You will feel rain in the form mostly of drizzle about 4 days a month. Average rainfall is 25mm or about an inch total. Wind speed is light at about 8 mph during the mornings and evenings.
Things to do
If you are not out enjoying the beautiful days, then the municipal market at Al Amar square, which has a great selection of clothes and souvenirs, beckons. Anything from local handicrafts and Berber Jewelry to Paris fashions and the latest music discs are available. Bargaining is expected and sticker prices meaningless to the savvy holiday maker. Cafes on the square where you can enjoy a mint tea abound.
Another one of the popular markets is the Souk El Had. Located a few blocks from Atlas Amadil beach near the industrial quarter, anything and everything is available.
Touring the Municipal Museum, another must-see attraction in the heart of Agadir, will keep the children occupied if they get bored with seaside activities. There is a small café, toilets and a children’s playground. There are historical artifacts including Berber music instruments, traditional clothing, pottery, rugs, and ancient manuscripts.
Hit the Beach
Agadir's beaches are the jewel in the resort's crown, a jewel lit by an average of 10 hours of sunshine each day throughout this month. Aourir Beach, situated a few kilometres north of the harbour area has a great atmosphere suitable for the entire family. Nicknamed “Banana Beach” by Jimi Hendrix in the 1960s, the beach is best known for the sweet bananas grown nearby. Popular with surfers, the sand and surf stretches for over 3 km along this part of the coastline.
Fabulous coastline notwithstanding, Agadir wouldn't be as popular a beach destination without the abundance of water sports which are available in the area. Take surfing lessons or hire a “pedalo” or paddle boat at the Paradise Plage. Jump on a jet ski or try your hand at windsurfing: Agadir's got it all!
Paradise Plage, Adadir, Morocco.
Where to Eat and Drink
One of the most popular places to watch the sunset is the coffee shop La Veranda. Situated right by the beach, it is also known for its delicious breakfast pastry treats.
Another fine pastry and bread hang out is the Patisserie Tafarnout. Great for breakfast, brunch or an after-hours snack, it has a large selection of pastries and coffees. It can get crowded though so you have to be patient as lines get long in the morning.
For a scrumptious traditional Moroccan meal, you can’t go wrong at the Taj Mahal located inside the Atlantic Palace Resort. Traditional décor and local Berber music make the Taj Mahal a real treat if you want to enjoy true Moroccan style fine dining.
If you are looking for something less formal but with the authentic Moroccan cuisine, the Restaurant Le Camel has excellent local good for reasonable prices. Located right along the promenade and facing the ocean and Kasbah, the monk fish is a favourite.
Where to Stay
If you want some “spa time” there are several reasonably priced resorts in Agadir with world class spa treatments. The Tikida Beach Hotel, an adults-only, all-inclusive resort, has a first class spa on site. Asian, Polynesian, South American and local themed treatments make it a luxurious couples fantasy.
For a spa resort that is family friendly, try the Palais des Roses. For the children there is a mini club and 4 salt water pools. Activities include water sports, swimming in a massive fresh water pool, dancing and football. For the adults the hydrotherapy treatments, massages, and whole-body care routines that makes any lingering stress you may experience rapidly dissipate. The décor is Arabic/Berber with lots of wood, marble and interior gardens.
Palais des Roses, Agadir.
Good value can be found at the Ibis Budget Agadir. Located downtown it is just a short walk to the beach but nearer the shopping district and museums.