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Casablanca Destination Guide

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Your guide from the Luxury Travel Experts


Welcome to the Elegant Resorts Destination Guide for Casablanca, created to help make your choice of luxury holiday as easy as possible. Here, you will find more detailed factual information about the destination you have selected.

If you require further information, not featured on this page, please call one of our Travel Consultants.

Overview+

Language Morrocan
Time Difference 1 hours
Currency Morrocan Dirham
Voltage 230V

Escape to the sundrenched coast of Casablanca, an upbeat town that’s cool, sophisticated and, with over 300 days of sunshine a year, a great year-round destination!

The whitewashed buildings of Casablanca’s old medina may come as a surprise, but are true to their Spanish name. A city of contrasts in many ways, beautiful Art-Deco, Hispano-Moorish and modernist buildings sit alongside delightful public parks. Explore galleries filled with impressive art and artefacts, or browse traditional handicrafts in the Quartier des Habous, a pretty French colonial district with shops set around a flower-filled square. Stop and refresh at one of many hip cafés or seafront restaurants, whilst the evening can be spent in the sleek bars and exclusive clubs that lie along the palm-fringed Corniche promenade. The beaches here are big as are the crashing waves; enjoy exhilarating walks along crescents of sweeping sands, feel the thrill as you embrace the surf, or simply lie back on a lounger and relax beneath the sun.

Highlights+
Churches

Marvel at the eclectic mix of architectural styles that make up the fantastic churches in Casablanca. The Cathédrale du Sacré Coeur, for example, is a former Roman Catholic church that boasts an extraordinary architectural mix of Art Deco, Mauresque and neo-Gothic styles. Visit the Church of St John the Evangelist, the oldest church building still in use in Casablanca, built in 1906 on land owned by the British Crown, or explore the Church of Notre-Dame de Lourdes, a fine example of European modernism that boasts striking stained-glass windows and an impressive concrete façade.

Beaches

With miles of sweeping sands, Casablanca is a beach lover’s paradise. Top up your tan as you lounge on comfortable sun beds or in a private cabana, take to the waves with world-class surfing and bodyboarding, or enjoy thrilling motorised watersports or quad biking on the beach. If you’re seeking sun, sand and sea, Casablanca is the place for you!

Hassan Il Mosque

This extravagant building was completed in 1993 after great expense and artistic labour, and the result is one of the largest and most spectacular mosques in the world. The mosque stands on an outcrop jutting out over the Atlantic Ocean and boasts an impressive minaret which stands at 210m-tall, serving as the city’s major landmark. The style of this beautiful building exhibits the best of Moroccan artisanship; its carved wood, stone structures and intricate marble floors are a feast for the eyes. Another impressive feature is the glass floor in the basement, revealing the Atlantic Ocean breaking against the rocks beneath the building.

Old Medina

This 19th-century medina oozes with Moroccan charm and is perfect for an afternoon stroll. Wander along its stalls and meet the passionate, local vendors, or explore the crooked lanes and shaded squares that lie between downtown Casablanca and the Hassan II Mosque.

Climate+

Casablanca is a year round destination. It has a warm Mediterranean climate during the summer months (July to September) with an average temperature of 23 °C. August is the hottest month. The winter months (December to February) are cooler, with January’s temperature averaging at 13°C. Meanwhile, the wettest month is February with an average of 70mm of rainfall.

Temperature Guide

These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Casablanca.

  Temp °C Rain mm
January1360
February1370
March1550
April1640
May1820
June2010
July2310
August2310
September2310
October1930
November1760
December1450

Getting There+

Please consult our Travel Consultants for flight details.

Travel Documentation+

Travelling With Children or Without an Adult

Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.

Visa and Advance Passenger Information

All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.

Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.

For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk

Health+

Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/insect-tick-bite-avoidance/

In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.

Visit the FCO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Additional sources of information include: www.hpa.org.uk, http://nathnac.net, www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org, your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.

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