The Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge Morocco was granted the Best hotel for local sourcing in the world Award. In fact, it is the first and only accommodation in North Africa to be granted the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Award to recognize the proactive ecotourism practices.
This eco-friendly accommodation is located in the Argan Biosphere Reserve, a Unesco World Heritage and in the High Atlas Mountains yet only 20 min. from the beautiful beaches of Agadir and not far from the imperial city of Taroudant !
Opened in 2009, it was built with a view to promoting ecotourism in Morocco and protecting and proud-sharing the Berber heritage, that of the owner, Hassan Aboutayeb who holds a Phd in Sustainable Development. High-standard comfortable rooms, ecotourism philosophy and pristine beauty oozes from every hand crafted corner of this 11 bedroom award-winning Kasbah.
The Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge Morocco has also received the Ministry of Tourism Responsible Tourism Award and the international Green Key Ecolabel. In 2011, it was recognized as 1 of 6 projects in the world by the International Network of Responsible Tourism & was awarded the ALM Ecology Trophy the same year.
The owners, Hassan and Helene invite you in their home for an eco-friendly stay in Agadir within the Berber community.
The Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge is the Gold Winner of the World Responsible Tourism Award’15 in the category Best Hotel for Local Sourcing. This is the most prestigious ecotourism award in the world.
This eco-kasbah was built from scratch using only traditional techniques and locally sourced, natural materials. All created by local craftsmen using ancestral knowledge of traditional architecture. Also, 81% the ecolodge’s income spent within a 50kms radius of the Kasbah and 100% of ecolodge staff is hired within the community.