Taghazout

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1. March 2020
3. March 2020

Taghazout is a small port about 19km north of Agadir in south-west Morocco. Taghazout is currently under massive development. The original beach cafes and shops have been flattened. You will still find sun beds, camel rides and maybe the odd jet ski, but watch this space...

Fishing, tourism, and the production of Argan oil being the main source of income. The developing tourism industry promises to increase the wealth of the area. Taghazout lays at the Moroccan atlantic coast 19 km north of Agadir and 152 km south of Essaouira. Inland it is surrounded by the western foothills of the High Atlas. The inhabitants of earlier times were exclusively Berbers from the Ida Oufella tribe, but due to the increasing modernization (connection to the electricity, water and telephone network) and the associated construction boom in the surroundings of Agadir, many newcomers from other regions of Morocco have joined. Moroccan Arabic is the main language, but French and English are also spoken. The regional Berber dialect is still being used in the hinterland. Like almost all Berber villages in southern Morocco, virtually nothing is known about the earlier history of Taghazout; oral traditions only report of clashes of the united Berber tribes with the Portuguese in the 16th century.

Country:
Morocco
Region:
Africa
Population:
35,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
5 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
http://tomobileracing.inwi.ma
Best coworking:
Cashless society:
No, cash only (esp. for foreigners)
Best taxi app:
http://uber.com
Power:
115V230V50Hz
Ambulance:
15
Fire department:
15
Police:
19

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