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Agadir is a city in the southwest of Morocco.
Northeast to Marrakesh
In the direction of Tikiouine get to large store Metro. Walk further down to the roundabout marked "Marrakesh". Often Moroccans are also hitching from there.
North to Essaouira
There is a coastal road straight north to Essaouira. Between Agadir and the town of Tamri, hitchhiking is easy. The beaches along this stretch are popular surf-spots and traffic is relatively high. To the north of Tamri, the traffic density gets lower, but the scarcity of villages ensures long distance rides.
To hitch along the coastal road, get yourself somehow to the harbour, where the road up the mountain castle starts. There the road to Essaouira begins. Hitchhiking here is supereasy.
South to Tiznit, Tafraoute; East to Taroudant
Take the bus 12, which goes from Hay Mohammadi neighborhood at the North through the intercity bus station to Ait Melloul at the South. Go to the last stop at the ring square just 100 m South of the river Oued Sous. From there choose your direction. You can walk a few kilometers till you reach the ring road, or you can take a bus which can bring you to any village outside of Agadir for a few dirhams. For Tiznit you need Avenue Hassan II, for Tafraoute – Avenue Mohamed VI, for Taroudant – Avenue Mohamed V. Also many drivers which go to Taroudant choose the road to Marrakesh and then turn right on their way.
The Agadir Marina is rather small but bigger than the ones in Essaouira and Mohammedia. It should be ideal for hitching boats to Canary Islands in the end of the hurricane season (November-December), but the border control guys are unpredictable
The marina is really small, when I arived there were only 17 sailboats. But for me it worked very well. It took me only about 30 minutes to find a lift to Canaries (i am lucky bastard). I was there in half of december and there were more boats going to Canaries and from there continueing to Senegal, Cape verde or across the ocean to America. But locals also told me about a hitchhiker who was looking here for a boat 2 weeks. You never know...
About 20km north of Agadir, along the coastal road, you'll find the surfer village of Tarazout. About 1.5 km north of this village, there's a small lonely hotel/pension, just next to it you'll find a great empty beach for camping. There' also some caves where locals are kind of living. Hitchhiking from up the road to both directions is straightforward and easy.