Nestled within the Argan forest, a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the heart of the Atlas mountains in Morocco, Atlas Kasbah Eco-lodge & Spa combines the comfort found in hotels with the authenticity of Amazigh (Berber) heritage for an unforgettable stay.
Open since 2009 and located just 10 minutes from Agadir and two and a half hours from the royal city of Marrakech, Atlas Kasbah was the 2015 Gold Winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards in London, as best hotel for local sourcing.
From its original environmentally friendly construction by expert local craftsmen with ancestral knowledge, specialists in rammed earth, tadelakt, stone and wood, to the sustainable philosophy of the ecolodge, everything has been thought through to promote Moroccan value of humanity, traditions and heritage and its unique know-how. Everything is environmentally responsible, using natural materials with properties that provide wellbeing and refreshment and actions that preserve nature.
As part of this green approach promoting local community, the Atlas Kasbah eco-loge provides employment for people in the Agadir Souss Massa region who will introduce you to local customs and their fascinating way of life. Our team is made up of people from Berber villages near Agadir, whom we have trained.This includes employing women with no formal schooling, providing new opportunities for them and their families.
The commitment of team members and their human qualities provide this unique eco-friendly B&B in Morocco with authenticity, kindness and sincerity. Discover all this during your stay in Agadir.
The founder of this unique ecolodge in Morocco, Dr. Hassan Aboutayeb works as a consultant in sustainable development and in the creation of environmentally friendly businesses. He has taken part in the development and monitoring of several ecolodges across Morocco, riads in Marrakech and Taroudant, Moroccan hotels and various green tourism projects. He has been participating in various regional and international campaigns to raise awareness of the rich natural and cultural heritages of Agadir region.
As a pioneer of nature tourism in Morocco, Dr. Hassan Aboutayeb has invested his life in promoting responsible tourism in Agadir and in the Argan Biosphere Reserve at the international level, his vocation being to promote sustainable tourism in Morocco.