The sprawling metropolis of Casablanca is on the rise. It has long since been a city that tourists pass through on their way to other cities in Morocco that are considered more cultured, but the rejuvenation program has transformed the country´s economic and cultural capital into a cosmopolitan hub that never fails to surprise. Well-kept parks and lavish fountains lie between modern high-rises and art deco town houses that contrast perfectly with elegant colonial buildings from the Hispano-Moorish era. This old pirate´s lair is moving forward quickly and proudly boasts its wealth with stylish bars, sophisticated restaurants and a wealth of contemporary art galleries and fashion boutiques. The icing on the cake is the spectacular ornate Hassan II Mosque erected in the late 20th century and boasts the tallest minaret in the world. There is no doubt that Casablanca is experiencing something of a second awakening and there has never been a better time to visit since this mini-boom. The other bonus for visitors is the economic growth has allowed wealthy businessmen to snap up fully-furnished rental apartments in Casablanca and subsequently HouseTrip has a great selection Casablanca accommodation waiting for you to book.
When to go to Casablanca
Casablanca has a moderate Mediterranean climate with little seasonal variation making it an ideal destination to visit at any time of the year. You should expect a little rain between November and February, but for much of the year it is relatively dry with temperatures hitting a maximum of 26 degrees Celsius in August and September.
Getting to and around Casablanca
Flights for Casablanca arrive at Mohammed V airport some 16 miles (25km) from the city centre. Trains and buses run a regular service from the airport. Once in Casablanca, the traffic is hectic and driving is not recommended. All you need is a good pair of comfortable shoes and a trusty map, although for longer distances or when you are tired hop into one of the petits taxis, cheap, fun and readily available.
Where to stay in Casablanca
To get a true feel of life is Morocco rent a private self-catering Casablanca apartment. HouseTrip.com has a good choice of fully-furnished and comfortable apartments in Casablanca, offering the privacy, freedom and flexibility that you might not find in a hotel. Choose from the range of quality Casablanca accommodation at HouseTrip.com today, and book securely online.