About Morocco's Southern Coast
We are pleased to offer a selection of smaller resorts and locations south of Agadir; off the beaten track, unspoilt and beautiful - perfect for exploring on a fly-drive holiday or simply a short break or holiday away from the crowds.
The fairly undiscovered coast stretching from just below Agadir right down through Western Sahara is a new and exciting area for Rediscover the World. With quick, direct and frequent flights to Agadir Mirleft can be a short break destination in its own right or combined into a twin centre or fly-drive holiday away from the crowds (e.g. Sidi Ifni, Tiznit, Massa, Tafraoute, Taroudant, Immouzer, Oulad Berhil - all of these wonderful places are within two hours of Agadir Airport.)
The dramatic and unspoilt coastline south of Agadir has some excellent places to stay where you can enjoy the peace and beauty of the Atlantic beaches; the excellent choice of accommodation make Mirleft one such location.
Part of the beautiful coastline south of Agadir. Sidi R'bat is a place of great strength and beauty, complete with a 5 miles stretch of fine sandy beach at the heart of Souss Massa National Park and its bird sanctuary. Many species of birds such as greater flamingo, blue tit, crane, marbled teal and bald ibis may be watched here.
The town of Sidi Ifni is quite unique in this part of Morocco as, until 1969, it was a Spanish enclave and so has a very different but fascinating atmosphere and style. Sidi Ifni is relatively busy in the middle of winter with camper van visitors but the rest of the year it can be a pleasant, if unusual, place to stay. Much of the colonial heritage is, unfortunately, crumbling but there are signs of some new investment and an increasing choice of good places to eat.
Tiznit is a traditional town with a small pink-walled Medina; a good base to enjoy the national park as well as excursions into the Anti Atlas and along the coast. Tiznit, capital of the province, is a city of 60,000 people built in 1883 by Moulay Hassan 1st, 17th Sultan of the Alaouite dynasty. The origin of its name comes from a holy woman named Lalila Zninia who, according to legend, was back from the north and stopped in this place. The town's walls have 36 towers and 9 gates and the centre point of the medina, Méchouar, is the starting point of the visit of the town and its souks, a great place for manufacturing silver Berber jewellery. The produce market takes place each Wednesday and Thursday.
Where to stay
The Trois Chameaux (three camels) has a stunning location, just under the ancient fort which dominates the hill top above Mirleft. The owners have developed the original 1935 French colonial buildings ...
Just south of Mirleft and atop its own picturesque and empty beach the Kasbah Tabelkoukt is definitely the place to stay if you are looking for a high quality experience - the food is excellent, too. Ideal ...