Activities Taghazout Tamraght
Morocco is both very big and very beautiful. As such, there is a wide variety of activities available to fill your non-surfing time with. To lighten your search for the right activity, we’ve compiled a collection of our favourite trips and activities for you to choose from. There is something for everyone! Whether you’re an adventure-seeker (get away to Paradise Valley), a culture vulture (take our Moroccan cooking course), or just want to relax (give yoga a go), you won’t be disappointed.
Paradise Valley most definitely stays true to its name. In the middle of Morocco’s rather barren landscape is this green oasis with its crystal clear blue waters. Take a dive into the pools of this natural wonder, swim under the waterfalls, and work on your tan in utter peace. Paradise Valley will revitalise all the senses!
No one is fully sure how this oasis got its name. Some people say that it was Jimi Hendrix who took the honour of naming it during a visit in the 60’s. Other stories tell of how a very sick woman, made an improbably quick recovery after bathing at Paradise Valley with her husband. Regardless of how it got its name, one thing for sure is that Paradise Valley is a true highlight of a visit to Morocco.
It’s only a short drive from the surf camp to this magical place. Just ask one of the teamers in the surf house to find out more.
This bigger city is not only easy to reach from the surf camp, but also very worth a visit. Just 14 kilometres from Tamraght, Agadir offers a refreshing counterpart to the peaceful fishing village of Tamraght. Agadir is a bustling city, with a rich culture for you to discover, and plenty of shopping opportunities for you to enjoy.
The main shopping area of Agadir is the Souk El Hadad, which is one of the most beautiful bazaars in Morocco, and one of the most famous in the whole of Africa. If you tire of the hustle and bustle of the crowded city streets, there is a lovely 9-kilometre-long walk along the beach promenade to enjoy too. At the end of the day why not visit the Kasbah, a square on Agadir’s highest mountain, from where you can enjoy stunning views of the city and the sun setting over the sea.
One of the most popular activities to do whilst holidaying in Morocco is camel riding. Riding these big beasts has been a tradition for centuries. Sit high atop a camel as you traverse through Morocco’s desert landscapes and along its beautiful beaches. It certainly provides an unconventional way to take in the scenery!
We ask that you please research carefully into a tour provider that takes good care of their camels. Of course, we can advise you of this, just ask one of our in-house team.
Located a 2 – 3 hour drive from the surf house is Essaouira, a harbour city that is incomparable to any other. The highlight of the city is certainly the Medina, an old city wall, which is incredibly well preserved. Within the Medina, there are many small and narrow streets where you really feel like you are living in a fairy tale. Besides the Medina, there is also so much else to be discovered in Essaouira. There are sports to undertake such as kiting, surfing or beach football, and the art scene in Essaouira is huge. Essaouira is also famous for the Gnawa Festival which takes place on an annual basis.
Yoga is a great accompaniment to surfing, and as such we offer classes within the surf camp. These classes focus on the Vinyasa style, which is very beneficial for the movements of surfing and the specific muscle groups that you use during your surf sessions. The yoga classes take place daily with a minimum of two participants. You need not worry about missing a good swell as you can choose between the morning class at 7:30 or the afternoon class at 17:30.
The in-house cooking class starts with a visit to the market in Auorir, where the freshest and most aromatic ingredients are available. After the ingredients have been sourced, the preparations of your traditional Moroccan tagine will begin! Under the guidance of our experienced chef, you will learn how to cook this traditional dish, before being able to sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour. At the end of the course, you will receive the recipe to take home, so that you’ll be able to reminisce on your time in Morocco when you return home.