After the earthquake of 1960 in Agadir, Morocco the city has transformed into one of the busiest tourist destinations in all of Africa. Located towards the south of Morocco and with its golden sands situated on the Atlantic coast it is a perfect starting point for europeans wanting to explore the Sahara to the south and the Atlas Mountains to the east, or for those wanting to bask in the sun or the Souk El a Had within the city centre.
Along its coast crowded with hotels is the Hotel Rio Palace Tikida, one of the newest of hotels to cater towards european tourism, and renowned across Africa as the highest standard of hotel within the continent.
With daily events by its team "Animation" including volleyball, football, aqua-gym, and all inclusive bar and food many guests choose not to leave this european oasis located between Sahara and Atlantic. Those who do however will see a very different Agadir, a city with huge poverty, deep culture and local crafts and trades that have put Agadir and all of Morocco on the map.
This is a study of both sides of this city; the hotels, and the people.