Agadir is Morocco's premier coastal resort arranged along a magnificent bay of golden sand. It is a modern city, showcasing a progressive Moroccan urban style. Its biggest attractions are its holiday facilities and its year-round sunshine. Agadir has relatively few tourist sights, but the markets, fishing port and brand new marina are worth a look and golfers have three courses to choose from. There's part of the original fortress which is at the top of the hill beside the city, over the huge painting. The small zoo, called "Vallée des Oiseaux" hosts birds from all over the world, some goat-like animals from the Atlas, and even exotic mammals. Take a day trip to Paradise Valley - a beautiful palm-lined gorge leading to mountain trails to Berber villages and the seasonal waterfalls of Immouzer des Ida Outanane (at their best in spring).