Escape to the sundrenched coast of Casablanca, an upbeat town that’s cool, sophisticated and somewhat flashy by Moroccan standards.
In a country known to be moody and mysterious, the whitewashed buildings of Casablanca’s old medina may come as a surprise, but are true to their Spanish name. Beautiful art-deco, Hispano-Moorish and modernist buildings sit by big shanty towns. Traffic jams are common, as are delightful public parks. A city of contrasts in many ways.
Browse galleries stuffed with impressive art and artefacts. Or traditional handicrafts in the Quartier des Habous, a pretty French colonial district with shops set around a flower-filled square. Of mammoth proportions and elaborately embellished, Hassan II Mosque is one of Casablanca’s biggest attractions, jutting out over the sea as it looks towards Mecca. You can’t miss it! Hip cafés, glitzy bars, sleek, seafront restaurants and glossy clubs are springing up for dinner, drinks and dancing along the palm-fringed Corniche promenade. Enjoy exhilarating walks on long crescents of sweeping sands – the beaches here are big as are the crashing waves. Go surfing, windsurfing or simply laze on a lounger and relax.
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Casablanca is a great year-round destination!