This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Taghazout. To help you make friends with Taghazout before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Taghazout, Morocco, is a super chill beach village tucked along Morocco’s long Atlantic coastline and a surfers' paradise. Morocco is famous for long right-hand point breaks! This is the place to go for surf, sand, and sun in Morocco. There are dozens of beaches along the coastline for surfing, swimming, and sunbathing. Must-see beaches are Hash Point, Anchor Point, and Panorama. Generally, the surf is best here between September to April. However, the rest of the year, the surf is good for beginners and intermediate-level surfers. Keep these months in mind when you’re booking your trip based on your own surf level. Also know that if you come in the high-season months September through April, hostels in Taghazout, Morocco, will be likely to book up quickly so you’ll want to book a bed in advance.
The small town is full of amazing cafes that offer a mix of traditional Moroccan cuisine like tagine and couscous, but you’ll also find lots of Western options and great pizzas. Don’t miss out on the fresh fruit juices or the local specialty, avocado juice! Some cafes are right on the water’s edge with incredible views -- make sure to visit one of these spots for a memorable sunset while you enjoy a traditional Berber whiskey, or as you probably call it, mint tea!
There are many hostels in Taghazout, Morocco. Nearly all of them offer week-long packages that include surfing instructions, board and wetsuit rental, and beach transfers. Many packages also include family dinners and post-surf sunset yoga sessions. The Taghazout, Morocco hostels have a variety of price points from very budget friendly to more luxurious options. They all have their own unique environment due to amazing hosts, charming decor, and great locations. Do some research on Taghazout, Morocco hostels in advance to make sure you choose a hostel that matches your travel vibe. Many of the surf-lesson packages will include breakfast. Often the Taghazout, Morocco hostel breakfasts are a huge, Moroccan-style buffet of fresh OJ, coffee with lots of milk, pancakes and bread served with cheese and honey, and fresh local fruits.
Be aware that Taghazout is a dry town. Almost all of the Taghazout, Morocco hostels allow alcohol to be consumed on their premises. There are a few bars that serve cocktails, but they are incredibly expensive. If you think you’ll be wanting a drink or two during your week-long surf camp, then be sure to buy some wine or spirits when you are in Agadir transferring to Taghazout. Also, there is not an ATM in Taghazout to withdraw cash, so it is best to bring cash with you or you will have to take a taxi to the next town to go to the ATM. If you end up being short of cash your Taghazout, Morocco hostel can coordinate for the drivers to take you by the ATM in another town after a day of surf.
Most Taghazout, Morocco hostels offer guest the opportunity to buy into whichever program best suits their holiday or custom-create their own holiday. Generally breakfast is from 8 to 9 a.m., then you head off to surf from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are options for lessons if you are a beginner, or just beach transfers if you are an experienced surfer. Lunch is usually included and served on the beach wherever you are surfing. After surfing, some Taghazout, Morocco hostels have optional sunset yoga.
Taghazout is located nine kilometers or twelve miles north of Agadir, about a twenty-minute drive. Most of the hostels in Taghazout, Morocco, will be happy to arrange a private car transfer from the Agadir bus station and airport. Otherwise it is possible to reach the town by local bus or taxi. A lot of the Taghazout, Morocco hostels offer day trips as well to other nearby beach towns and natural sites, which are certainly worth seeing! When you’re not surfing, you’ll want to enjoy the town's relaxed vibe, buy fresh fish from the fishmongers, try your luck at spotting goats in trees, and buy all the argan oil products your heart desires!
Written by local enthusiast for Taghazout hostelsLola