Banks & Currency Exchange Banque Populaire (tel. 0528/837265) and Wafa (tel. 0528/817692) have branches with ATMs on avenue du Général Kéttani, open Monday to Friday 8:15am to 3:45pm. Places with ATMs and exchange services include BMCI, on the corner of avenue du Prince Moulay Abdellah and avenue Prince Sidi Mohammed (formerly rue du Prince Héritier) (tel. 0528/840710); and Banque Populaire, boulevard du 20 Août (opposite English Pub; tel. 0528/886785). Banque Populaire and Wafa both operate bureaux de change underneath the Hotel Kamal, corner of boulevard Hassan II and avenue Prince Sidi Mohammed, as well as farther south on the corner of boulevard Hassan II and Passage Aït Souss. Banque Populaire, corner of rue des Dunes and rue Oued Souss, operates a bureau de change, ATM, and credit card-advance service. If all else fails, try one of the more expensive hotels.
Doctors Most of the beach resorts will have contact details for English-speaking doctors. The Syndicat d'Initiative, or tourist information bureau, on avenue Mohammed V opposite avenue du Général Kéttani (tel. 0528/840307), has a list of medical contacts on their front window. Dr. Lazarak (tel. 0661/162567) speaks good English and comes highly recommended.
Drugstores Pharmacies are very prevalent in the city. There are several along boulevard Hassan II and avenue Prince Moulay Abdellah. La Grande Pharmacie d'Agadir (tel. 0528/842989) is next to Centrale Post Office. Close to the beachfront resorts is Pharmacie Valtur, at the junction of Chemin du Oued Souss and rue des Dunes (tel. 0528/822132). Most pharmacies are open 9 to 11:30am, 3:30 to 8pm, and 9pm to 12:30am Monday to Saturday, with after-hours pharmacies listed on the front door as well as at the Syndicat d'Initiative on avenue Mohammed V opposite avenue du Général Kéttani (tel. 0528/840307). An all-night pharmacy (Pharmacie du Nuit) operates from the hôtel de ville (town hall), behind the main post office, on avenue Prince Sidi Mohammed.
Emergency For general emergencies and the police, call tel. 19.
Hospitals There is a cluster of private medical clinics on or close to boulevard Hassan II between rue de la Foire and avenue al Mouqaouama. Clinique Argana, corner of boulevard Hassan II and rue d'Oujda (tel. 0528/846000 or 0528/846100), has a 24-hour emergency ward, as does Clinique al-Massira, corner of avenue du Prince Moulay Abdellah and boulevard Mohammed VI (formerly rue du 29 Février; tel. 0528/843238).
Internet Access Cyber Cafe Indrif, 60 av. du Prince Moulay Abdellah (tel. 0528/824326), also sends faxes and sells postage stamps. Skoutti is located at the entrance of Les Almohades Hotel on boulevard du 20 Août (tel. 0528/846722).
Laundry & Dry Cleaning There are no self-service laundromats in Agadir, but pressings (dry cleaners) are widespread. A shirt or pair of pants costs around 15dh. Pressing les 4 Saisons, 20 rue des Orangiers (tel. 0528/840242), and Pressing Blanc Bleu, on avenue du Prince Moulay Abdellah (tel. 0528/848373), wash and dry and charge per kilo. Both are open 8:30am to 12:15pm and 2:30 to 7:30pm Monday to Saturday.
Maps & Books Maps of Agadir are available at most newsstands and souvenir shops around the city. The Plan Agadir Principale map is the most tourist-friendly and normally sells for 10dh. There's also a larger map, Agadir Souss & Regions, which has a more detailed city map as well as a regional map. It can usually be found at the airport, as well as various shops in the city, and sells for 45dh. Librairie Papetrie la Lecture Pour Tous, 11 Passage Aït Souss (tel. 0528/843427), is a new bookshop selling maps of both Agadir city and country maps, as well as a surprisingly good selection of English-language guidebooks and mainly French-language coffee table-style books on Morocco. It's open 9am to 12:30pm and 3 to 8pm Monday to Saturday.
Newspapers Kiosque de Club Med, outside the entrance to Club Med at the northern end of Chemin de Oued Souss, sells day-old copies of various U.K. and U.S. newspapers, as well as a small selection of English-language paperbacks. Hours are 9am to 7pm daily. Various shops around the city center also sell the weekly international versions of The Guardian and Herald Tribune.
Police A 24-hour tourist-friendly police post is located at the southern end of the beach promenade between place Bijaouane and place al Wahda, where regular patrols of the main beach are undertaken on quad bikes. Farther south at the junction of Chemin de Oued Souss and rue des Dunes is another similar post. The main Brigade Touristique station is opposite the Centrale Post Office on avenue du Prince Moulay Abdellah.
Post Office & Mail Agadir's main post office, which receives all poste restante mail, is on avenue Prince Sidi Mohammed and is open Monday to Friday 8am to 4:15pm and Saturday 8 to 11:45am. The Centrale branch is located on avenue du Prince Moulay Abdellah and is open the same hours. There's a small branch on boulevard du 20 Août, opposite the junction with Chemin de Oued Souss, open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 12:20pm and 2:30 to 6:30pm. You'll also find many souvenir shops within the city center, as well as most expensive hotels, that sell postcard stamps. A FedEx office, 9 rue Changuit, New Talborjt (tel. 0528/844406), is open Monday to Friday 8am to 6:30pm and Saturdays 8am to 12:15pm.
Restrooms There are public toilets on the city side of avenue Tawada (near Restaurant Jour et Nuit), and on boulevard du 20 Août, near place al Wahda. Sometimes there might be a small fee or, if there is an attendant keeping them clean, 2dh to 3dh is expected. There's also a McDonald's on boulevard Mohammed V, 500m (1/3 mile) northwest from the gardens of the Palais Royale.
Safety Generally, your personal safety never feels threatened in Agadir, and although some hawkers selling souvenirs or young Moroccans wanting to practice their English may approach you on the beach, it's normally pretty low-key. During the warmer months, quad-bike police regularly patrol the main beach in front of the promenade. Sunbathing female travelers may feel more comfortable, however, at one of the roped-off private areas here or a similar area at their beachfront resort. As a precaution, I wouldn't recommend walking at night between the city center/beach promenade and the beachfront resorts on rue des Dunes; catch a petit taxi instead.
Telephone Agadir's city code recently changed from 028 to 0528.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.