The city Agadir was destroyed by an earthquake back in the sixties and, rather than attempting to rebuild what was left, officials decided to start from scratch. It means the Agadir of today is filled with broad, palm-lined avenues edged by cafés, and high-rise hotels. However still if you look behind the scenes you’ll see it hasn’t lost any of its old-world charm. As you wander past the contemporary restaurants and stores, you’ll come across colorful bazaars, spice-scented souks and spindly minarets. The city’s golden sandy sweep stretches for more than 9 kilometers, looping around a wide bay on the Atlantic coast. Its powder-soft sands and translucent waters have earned it Blue Flag status.