Averages for Agadir in May
May is pleasantly warm in Agadir and slightly quieter than the later summer months, so this is an ideal time of year to travel if you prefer a calmer, cooler holiday. Only four degrees separates the average high and low temperature each day in May. At night it generally gets no lower than 18°C and during the day the average high is 22°C. Still cool enough at night for a light jacket but sweaters likely would be superfluous. The highest tempe...
Daily averages for Agadir
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May is pleasantly warm in Agadir and slightly quieter than the later summer months, so this is an ideal time of year to travel if you prefer a calmer, cooler holiday. Only four degrees separates the average high and low temperature each day in May. At night it generally gets no lower than 18°C and during the day the average high is 22°C. Still cool enough at night for a light jacket but sweaters likely would be superfluous. The highest temperature ever recorded in May was 42°C and there is generally at least one day a month when the temperature reaches 32°C.
The UV index for May starts to stay at the far end of the "very high" range at a 10 on average each day. The World Health Organisation recommends minimising sun exposure between 10AM and 4PM when the sun is this strong. Lather on lots of sunblock every two hours and make sure UV blocking sunglasses are worn outdoors. Most days are at most partly cloudy but on a clear day visibility is up to 10km. Sun rise is at around 6:30-7:00AM each morning which, with the cool temperatures at this time of day, means perfect weather for a jog on the beach. The sun shines for 12 hours a day in May so stock up on the sunscreen!
You can expect rain on an average of 2 days. The average rainfall is around 5mm in the form of light showers that fall over two days sometime during the month. Humidity averages 65% at night and is higher in the morning but with the dew point average of 14°C you are still within the very comfortable zone.
Light breezes at most blow during the evenings and mornings with an average wind speed of 6mph. The average sea temperature is a very warm 18°C, so you can enjoy the long sunny days on Agadir Beach and when you get too hot you can take a refreshing dip in the sea or pool.
Things to do
Accrobranche Souss Park is a great place for family fitness fun. They have various rope challenge courses arranged by increasing degrees of difficulty. There is an adult course and a course for 5 and under. All ages can enjoy getting fit.
If you want to learn to surf then try the Taddanga Surf School towards the southern end of Agadir beach a few blocks from the tourist sector of town. To the north of the city and a few kilometres away from city central is another surfing school called West Surf Morocco. Located right by Taghazout beach there is even a surfing camp ground at West Surf to tempt travellers away from the main tourist hotels in the city. A nice pool and Club Med atmosphere make it a great choice for visitors.
Hit the Beach
Beach life reigns supreme during the summer months and that includes May. If you want something less crowded, try Auourir Beach, located about 40 minutes by car from Agadir. Moroccan food eclipses other choices there with many small or not so small places serving traditional Moroccan meals. There are several places that even cater to campers such as Camping Aourir right near the beach. Amenities include a pool and small grocery store.
Somewhat closer to the city of Agadir, Anza beach is a mecca for surfers. The surf is consistently good and the weather of course excellent. Restaurants, small cafes and equipment rental stores are in close proximity to the beaches. A small, quaint, Moroccan style hotel called L'Heure Bleue is near to the beach yet far away to allow a quiet retreat after the day's activities.
Where to Eat & Drink
Eating and drinking often revolve around the beach. Beachfront eatery choices abound. Le Dome has something for everyone. In a prime location overlooking Agadir beach, it offers a nightclub, private party rooms and a beautiful terrace from which you can watch the sunset over the ocean.
Le Dome Nightclub, Agadir.
O Gormet is another great place to enjoy Agadir beachfront activities. Right at the end of the beach, it is famous for its pastries. The baker will even make special order treats and box them up for you to take back to your hotel.
If you crave local cuisine and are not too worried about your budget, the Le Fleur is a great place for fish served Moroccan style. Small but quaint, get there early if you want to bag a table.
For something more reasonably priced, try the famous Mimi la Brochette. They have been in business for over 40 years. Like Le Fleur there are not many tables so get there early. Portions are generous and there is a small terrace with umbrellas to protect against the extreme UV rays this time of year.
Where to Stay
Even though you pay high season prices there are hotel bargains to be found throughout Agadir. The Aferni hotel is very nice and only a short walk to the beach. Another apartment hotel for the budget traveller is the Residence Intourist. Located 500 meters from the beach and ten minutes from the middle of the town, it has what you need to relax. Le Petites Swede is another budget hotel that provides all expected basic hotel amenities.
The Residence ISNI is a self-catering hotel near the centre of all the downtown action and only a 15- minute walk to the beach. Another self-catering right by the marina is the Appartement Marina Agadir. A third choice, the Tagadirt Aparthotel has all the familiar comforts of a self-catering hotel including a huge pool.