South of Agadir: Tiznit to Tarfaya

Along the coast south of Agadir Morocco's landscapes become increasingly barren, the hills and mountains of the interior subsiding into the desert. Tiznit, 90 km south of Agadir and a transport junction for routes south, has a walled centre and a jewellery souk. Out on the coast, Mirleft and Sidi Ifni are more interesting. Sidi Ifni was an outpost of Spain until well into the 20th century; now its white colonial architecture is crumbling. Mirleft, by contrast, seems like a place of the future - championed by a handful of enthusiastic young French and British hotel and restaurant owners, it is a bastion of hip. And between and around the two towns are plenty of excellent beaches. Just inland, Goulimine is famous for its camel market. Further south, Tan Tan is a remote administrative centre and Tarfaya has been both English and Spanish at times in its past.

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