Where stunning beaches meet a bustling city landscape. If you're an explorer then Marrakesh is for you or perhaps the laid back chills on the beaches of Agadir is more your vibe.

Agadir, Morocco

Approximate flight time: 3 hours & 30 mins (total distance 232 miles)

Airlines that fly direct: Ryanair 

No. of Airports in Belfast: Agadir Al-Massira International Airport (AGA)

Seasons: High = June - August; Low = November - February 

Currency: Moroccan Dirham 

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Average temperatures in Agadir

(Hi + Low monthly temperatures)
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Maximum 20 21 23 22 23 24 26 26 27 23 24 21
Minimum 8 10 11 12 14 17 18 19 18 15 12 9

Agadir’s Blue Flag beach is a must visit, with a clear, sandy shoreline, it’s perfect for swimming and surfing.

There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to tempt your taste buds and if you’re looking for some ancient history, visit the Kasbah. The hillside pink and terracotta walls of the old fort were built in order to protect the city and provide the most amazing views.

After the ancient medina was destroyed by an earthquake in the 1960’s, the city was rebuilt preserving its traditional heritage while undergoing a modern makeover.

Many of the new buildings give a nod to the to the city’s past. You’ll find mesmerising Arabic architecture, an array of ornate mosques as well as scores of fascinating museums and art galleries.

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Sun setting on the beach in Agadir, Morocco

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The colourful spices of Marrakesh

Marrakesh, Morocco

Approximate flight time: approximately 4 hours 35 minutes (1482 miles)

Airlines that fly direct: Ryanair

Airports in Marrakesh: Marrakesh Airport (RAK)

Seasons: High: March to May & September to October | Low: January

Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

Average temperatures in Marrakesh

(Hi + Low monthly temperatures)
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Maximum 19 20 23 25 29 33 37 37 33 28 23 20
Minimum 6 8 10 12 15 17 20 21 28 15 20 7

Marrakesh a city that’s a sensory overload in the best way possible. Some of the best things to do whilst you’re at ancient city include:

  • Tantalize your taste buds: Embark on a food tour and unravel the magic of Moroccan cuisine, from fragrant tagines to melt-in-your-mouth pastries.
  • Unleash your inner haggler: Dive into the labyrinthine depths of Bab el-Khemis, the country's premier flea market, and unearthed hidden treasures amidst the vibrant chaos.
  • Soar above it all: Ascend in a hot-air balloon, and witness the intricate tapestry of Marrakesh unfurl beneath you, bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun.
  • Step into a gilded fairy-tale: Explore the opulent Bahia Palace, where intricate tilework whispers tales of lavish living and hidden courtyards invite moments of peaceful reflection.
  • Witness the nightly spectacle: Let the dusk wash over Djemaa el-Fnaa, as a symphony of lights, music, and performances erupts under the starry sky.

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