Taghazout is a small fishing village 19 km north of the city of Agadir in the south west of Morocco. The inhabitants are mostly of Berber origin. Fishing, tourism, and the production of Argan oil being the main source of income.The Berber people were originally mountain dwellers who lived in the more fertile foothills of the surrounding mountains. They only came down to the sea in order to fish and trade on the main road. The village was purely a place to leave your boat, nets and hooks and the only buildings around were used to store fishing nets. In the later part of the 19th century the Spanish occupied the area, and as a consequence Taghazout underwent various changes. Many factories and Mosques were built in order to house and provide work for the local Berber inhabitants. This resulted in the steady expansion of the village into a larger community. Nowadays Taghazout is a multi-cultural haven and a popular tourist destination all-year-round. With residents from all over the world and a mix of the retired wealthy, to the modern day surfer hippies in search of warmer waters and bigger waves.