FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

Booking

What's included in the packages?


- Accomodation in our hostel by the ocean - Daily surf lesson and equipment - Daily yoga lessons and equipment (only in the Surf & Yoga Package) - Breakfast, lunch and dinner Book five or more nights to get the best deal: - Airport transfer from Agadir - Daytrip to Paradise Valley - Visit a local steam bath - Shopping at Agadir market




How much are the packages?


Surf & Yoga Package:
- Shared room / night / person: €70 - Single room with shared bathroom / night / person: €80 - Double room with shared bathroom / night / 2 people: €155 - Double room with private bathroom / night / 2 people: €160
Surf Coaching Package:
- Shared room / night / person: €60 - Single room with shared bathroom / night / person: €70 - Double room with shared bathroom / night / 2 people: €135 - Double room with private bathroom / night / 2 people: €140




How does the online booking work?


After sending your booking inquiry to us, we will check availability and either confirm your booking or if we don't have availability for your selected dates we'll either provide alternative travel dates or other room suggestions.




How long does it take to confirm my inquiry?


We will answer your booking request within 24 hours. In reality it usually takes only a couple of hours.




How can I pay?


We accept bank transfers to our European bank account.




Do I need to pay a deposit to book?


To reserve your spot we require a deposit of 60% or the full prepayment.




Do I get a refund if I cancel?


- 100% refund of the total price: 30 days before arrival day - 40% refund of the total price: 7 days before arrival day under - No refund: 7 days prior to arrival day




What is the shortest stay I can book?


The minimum stay from April - September is 3 nights, from October - March min. 5 nights stay




Can I stay at the hostel without buying a package?


Unfortunately we are only able to offer Surf Coaching or Surf & Yoga packages, you can't book a room by itself.





Preparation

What should I pack?


- Suncreme (50 SPF, waterproof) or a zinc stick - Beach towel - Hat to protect your head during the time at the beach - During summer months: mosquito spray - During winter: warm clothes for the yoga classes and evenings - Hand sanitizer




How's the weather?


Average High/Low Temperature (source: holiday-weather.com)




Should I bring towels?


Bathroom towels are provided by us but please make sure to bring a beach towel.




What electric plug is used?


European 2 round pin plug.




Can I buy alcohol in Taghazout?


No. You can only buy alcohol in the liquor stores in Agadir, 30 minutes away from Taghazout.




What's the local currency?


The local currency is Morccan Dirham (MAD). 1 Euro equals 10.77 Moroccan Dirham as of February 2019. You can exchange Euros at the airport at a decent rate.




Where is the closest ATM?


Aourir (Banana Village), 10 min drive by car.




Do I need a visa in Morocco?


Most travelers who want to visit Morocco can do so without applying for a visa if your trip will not exceed three months. However, is it essential that all travellers arrive with a passport that is valid for at least six months from the time you enter Morocco. (source: wikipedia)




Do I need an insurance?


We advice you to get an insurance that covers sport activities like surf and yoga.




Do I need vaccinations? Is there a pharmacy around?


You don't need any vaccinations. There's a pharmacy in town next to the mosque.




How's mobile internet there? Can I buy a local sim card there?


You can purchase a SIM card in the local telephone shop in Taghazout. The price is around 60 MAD = 6 EUR. You can buy top-up cards in most of the shops. 1 GB of data is around 10 MAD = 1 EUR.




Is surfing equipment provided?


Surf board, leash and wetsuit are included in the package.




Is yoga mat provided?


Yoga mats and blocks are provided onsite.




Can I rent a car there? What kind of driving licence do I need?


Car rentals are available in town. You need an international drivers license to drive in Morocco.




How much is the taxi?


Transport from the airport is 300 MAD = 30 EUR, to Agadir City 120 MAD = 12 EUR.





Getting here

Which airport should I fly to?


The nearest airport is Agadir Al Massira. You can also fly to Marrakech or Essaouira, both 3-4 hours away from Taghazout. For cheap flights and connections check out http://azair.eu.




Am I gonna get picked up from Agadir airport?


Please provide your flight details (time and flight number) and we will arrange the airport pickup for you. The driver will wait outside in front of the arrival hall with a name paper.




How to get to Taghazout from Marrakesh?


Private Taxi 120€ (per car, per way) or bus from the airpot to Marrakech bus station and from there a bus to Agadir bus station . The two main bus companies are SUPRATOURS and CTM. Check their online schedules here: http://www.supratours.ma/en/ http://www.ctm.ma/en




How to get to Taghazout from Essaouira?


You can take a bus from Essaouira to Agadir city. The two main bus companies are SUPRATOURS and CTM. Check their online schedules here: http://www.supratours.ma/en/ http://www.ctm.ma/en





The hostel

Where's Surf Coast Morocco located?


We are located between Panorama and Hash Point surf spots, right at the beach.




How to get there?


If you let us know about your arrival location and time we will arrange your pickup from the airport or bus station in Agadir.




How far is the ocean?


The ocean is literally just a stone's throw away.




How many rooms are in the hostel?


7 rooms in the main building, 2 rooms in the side building, 2 apartments




How much does a room cost?


You can only book rooms bundled in our packages. Surf & Yoga Package:
- Shared room / night / person: €70 - Single room with shared bathroom / night / person: €80 - Double room with shared bathroom / night / 2 people: €155 - Double room with private bathroom / night / 2 people: €160
Surf Coaching Package:
- Shared room / night / person: €60 - Single room with shared bathroom / night / person: €70 - Double room with shared bathroom / night / 2 people: €135 - Double room with private bathroom / night / 2 people: €140




What kind of facilities are there?


1st level - chillout area 2nd level - terrace, tea/coffee area 3rd level - yoga deck, sun terrace, dining area




What type of food can I expect?


We offer a range of Moroccan and international cuisine made from local ingredients and can cater for different special diets: vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, gluten free, lactose free.




Is the tap water drinkable?


The tap water in Morocco is not drinkable. We offer filtered drinkable water onsite for free.




When is check-in?


From 14:00. In case your room is ready before 14:00 you can move in earlier.




When is check-out?


Check-out is at 11:00.




Can you store my luggage after I check out?


We can store your luggage in the chillout area on the first level.





Surf

Can I stay at the hostel without buying a package?


Unfortunately we are only able to offer Surf Coaching or Surf & Yoga packages, you can't book a room by itself.




Can I join the surf coaching without experience?


Most of our guests are surf newbies and try surfing for the very first time with us. You will learn all the basics that you have to know when starting surfing.




Is surfing equipment provided?


Yes. Board, leash and wetsuit are provided.




When is the best season for surfing?


The high season for surfing is from October till March.




Do I need a wetsuit? What's the water temperature?


Wetsuit is recommended all year round to protect you from the sun. The graph below shows the range of monthly Taghazout water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data. Source: seatemperature.org




When are the surfing lessons?


Surfing is from 10:30 till 16:00. You will have 2 hours of surf lessons in the morning, then lunch break at the beach, and finally 2 hours of supervised surf practice in the afternoon




Do you have surf instructors for different levels?


Our surf instructors can teach beginners with little or no experience and intermediates (starting to ride green waves).




How can I prepare for surfing?


Swimming, push-ups, back muscle training.




Where are the best surf spots?


Taghazout area offers a large range of good surf spots, suitable for beginners and intermediates, 5-15 min drive from our house.




Do you provide surf transport?


Surf transport is included in all packages. We take our guests by car to different surf spots depending on weather conditions.





Yoga

Can I stay at the hostel without buying a package?


Unfortunately we are only able to offer Surf Coaching or Surf & Yoga packages, you can't book a room by itself.




Can I join the yoga classes without experience?


The level of the yoga classes are suitable for beginners without any prior experience.




What type of yoga classes do you offer?


Energizing vinyasa yoga in the morning, restorative yin yoga in the evening.




Do you provide yoga mats and blocks?


Yoga mats, blocks, pillows and straps are provided onsite.




How many yoga classes are there in a day?


Two yoga classes per day are offered, a sunrise class in the morning and a sunset class every evening.




Do I have to sign up to the yoga classes beforehand?


You can just drop into the class without registering.





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