In 2014, I was honoured this year to be selected as main author for the chapter on the Southern Atlantic Coast in the Fodor’s Guide to Morocco. The role entailed eating, sleeping, drinking in and exploring some of the best that the Essaouira, Agadir and Anti-Atlas regions have to offer. I am pleased to say that many of my recommendations for hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, nightlife and tourist attractions have made the online version of the Fodor’s guide to Morocco and I can’t wait to see them in print in Spring 2015.
Morocco’s Anti-Atlas region is under-developed for tourism and often ignored on the main circuits covering imperial cities, the desert and the coast. For nature lovers, walkers, climbers and those who love a beautiful view and a breath-taking sunset, however, it is worth a visit.
The Anti-Atlas region is inland from Agadir and therefore reasonably accessible from Agadir airport. Driving in Morocco is relatively straightforward for those used to driving on the right, but if the thought of a grand taxi packed with 6 passengers driving down the white lines towards you on a z-bend is not your cup of tea, let a driver take the strain! A driver with a 4×4 will know the roads and be able to access unpaved paths that a hire car cannot. In May 2014, I did a road trip with Fikra Travel in the Anti-Atlas and I was stunned by the scenery.