Me and my girlfriend stayed 4 nights at Surf Berbere in Taghazout in november 2011. We had a small but clean bedroom and shared a terrace, bathroom and living room with another person, wich worked out good. The house is right at the shore, and at night you can hear the waves breaking, wich I really enjoyed.
They arranged taxi transfer from the airport - a bit pricy, but well worth it. We bought the full package with surf lessons, equipment hire, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast and dinner were served on the very nice rooftop terrace, wich also served as a chill out point and made it easy to hang out with the other guests, a nice part of the trip.
The surf instructors were really nice and professional! Me and my girlfriend were both beginners, and we got a good introduction.
The dinners were excellent, and were served in large portions. Breakfast buffet was quite boring and uninspired (bread, peanut butter, jam, milk with cocoa puffs, sometimes yoghurt and eggs, instant coffee and juice), but served its purpose. As a swede, I like to start the day with oatmeal, full-grain bread, cheese and ham, fresh fruit, real coffee etc, especially if you're going surfing the entire day. I think it's more of a cultural difference between England and Sweden than anything else.
I got sick for one day (don't know if it was the food, my girlfriend did not get sick) and couldn´t use the pre-paid surf lesson and board hire. However, the guys at Surf Berbere were happy to give me a refund for that day! Overall, they were very nice and fair to deal with!
Taghazout is small and really built up around surfing. Not so much to say about the village. A sad thing is that an open sewer goes straight out into the sea near the city, wich creates a certain odour. Also, the beaches were full of litter, wich I think is so very sad.
Overall, I recommend this place if you are looking for a surf camp. It's not luxury standard or even mid-range, but the atmosphere is really nice, the food is good and the management and surf instructors friendly and professional.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Surf Berbere Taghazout surf camp is an ideal location for anyone looking to go on a surf holiday in Morocco. The rooms are all right on top of Hash Point, in the center of Taghazout (20mins from Agadir). The surf school offers classes every day. The Hash Point cafe, run by Surf Berbere offers trips and excursions all over Morocco, so if you want a yoga class, a trip to Marrakech, or even just a day's fishing with a local fisherman, come by the cafe and ask for anything. Surf Berbere also run apartment rentals from the cafe reception, please just ask. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Surf Berbere Surf Camp Taghazout Hotel Taghazout
- Surf Berbere Surf Camp Taghazout Morocco