Every time we go to Agadir, I am drawn back to Tifnit, a small unspoilt fishing village about 40Km South of Agadir. Why? well its simple – the place is just beautiful and very peaceful.
Earlier this year I was introduced to the village and some of the people who live here – one who stands out is Baba (or Bob) who owns the most tiny restaurant on the far side of the village. If you did not know if was there, you would just walk past, so when you go just ask to be taken to Baba’s and you will be sure of a warm welcome.
This time, I took my wife with me. We had planned to take some friends, but as their trip was so short we just did not have time to go – we ran them around everywhere and with so much to see in Morocco, something had to give.
One thing you have to do is just chill. The beach in front of the restaurant is small and empty and the sea is cool and refreshing. Beach chairs are always available and Bob will look after all your stuff so its safe for all the family.
The food is picked straight off the boats and Bob will sort you out with a fantastic meal – just be open minded as the facilities are basic – but thats all part of the experience. One thing is everything is freshly cooked and just wonderful.
When we were there, a group of French people came to the restaurant looking a bit apprehensive, but after a chat, we re-assured them all was fine – they were soon tucking into octopus, sardines and crab!
As with all Moroccans, everybody is really friendly and want to engage with you – so just go with the flow and chat with them…you never know what will come out of it!
We are planning our next trip to Tifnit in April for Karen’s birthday – a great way to spend a day, fishing, lying on the beach, swimming and eating fabulous food!