TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Tafoukt Marrakech
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May 7, 2015
We arrived in Agadir, checked into our huge resort hotel (a room with an ocean view! $50 a night), and spent the next day lounging on the beach or by the pool. Nothing else to report.
Okay, onto Mirleft, 3 hours ...
... 40 min. to the Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge, about 20 min. west of Agadir. The approach to the Kasbah was a bit grim, but soon opened up to lovely argan-encrusted hills, crowned by the palatial Kasbah. Laurie was in heaven, as the Kasbah is luxurious without being glitzy, and has a lovely interior with several beautiful and interesting artifacts on display. I took a walk through the hills while the others relaxed, then cuddled with ...
... camping was a treat. Paid street parking ($1.30 per 24 hours) under the watchful eye of security cameras and guard allayed any fears of leaving our precious Crumpet in the street overnight allowing us to fully enjoy this tourist haven.
The crescent shaped bay of Agadir is oddly protected on this otherwise windy coast, the weather is moderate and the climate dry. It possesses a wide sandy beach where the various hotels and resorts have pegged out patches with ...
... was quick to protect us from the opportunistic and experienced showmen, offering only small change for a chance to take a photo of these oddities, which ****** them off and made our viewing brief. That was OK - we didn't need a dripping snake (water snake they use to entrap tourists) placed around our necks before we could object. The "charmed" snakes were actual vipers and cobras, and there are apparently quite a few injuries and even deaths of tourists who think ...
... houses from mud bricks that they make themselves and harvest all their food from the oasis' the small townships are centred around. Families all live together in their villages like they have for centuries and there is a strong sense of comradeship amongst the community. It's lovely to see them all interact as they are all very caring towards each other and even though to me their lives seem so primitive and hard, they always seem so happy. My itinerary in ...
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