Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge

in Agadir, Morocco

Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge was built to promote ecotourism in Morocco and protect Berber heritage. It 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.

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Comfortable Stay and Time to Relax




Quiet Area and Mountains

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Why Lokal Recommends Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge


Ecolodge started in 2009| Locally Owned with 100% local staff

A Unique Story

Hassan Aboutayeb is the manager and owner of the Kasbah. He is also a well known consultant on sustainable tourism development and has a French Master of Arts in Sustainable Tourism. Hassan wanted to put his professional knowledge into practice and consequently Atlas Kasbah was born, the first ecolodge in Agadir, Morocco.
Hassan’s wife, Hélène, has a Master’s in Sustainable Development from the University of Maine and has been instrumental in the implementation of this innovative ecotourism project in Morocco.
The project focuses on respect for the environment, appreciation and use of traditional architecture techniques and above all, the strengthening of the local Berber communities.

Community Connection

Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge supports the local Berber community by providing them with employment in the lodge.

Environmental Engagement

Atlas Kasbah strives to protect the environment by implementing 6 criterion: water conservation, energy conservation, waste management, purchasing practices, integration with the landscape, and environmental conservation. In order to conserve water they use mixer taps, double flush toilets, and have an effecient irrigation system for the garden. They also conserve energy by using solar panels to produce electricity and to heat water used in the lodge. They also use low consumption light bulbs and maximize the natural lighting and ventilation in the lodge. In order to reduce waste they try to reduce, resuse, and recycle products. They have reduced the amount of disposable objects they use and as a result they have less packaging. They also used left over vegetable as animal feed. Through their purchaing practices they ensure that the items that they use are local and seasonal products. They have also integrated the lodge with the landscape by using local tradtional architecture and using natural products to build the lodge. Lastly, they emphasize environmental education by informing and educating staff on environmental issues.




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