Country 4/196: Morocco
Things to see and things to do
Our hotel was located near the city’s number 1 attraction, the majestic Hassan II Mosque. We found the mosque so breathtaking that we decided to spend a whole day there, trying to capture its beauty. We’ll let you be the judge of whether we succeeded.
On our second day in Casablanca, we went to explore some of the other landmarks, such as Medina, the Central Market, and the Casablanca Cathedral. We also went to the well-known bar Sky 28, which offers the best view of the city. It made us realize how big the city really is.
Some of Casablanca’s top attractions include:
- Hassan II Mosque
- Medina (old city district)
- Central Market
- Casablanca Cathedral / Cathedral du Sacre Coeur
- Place Mohamed V
Where to stay
There are plenty of luxurious, mid-range, and budget hotels in this vibrant Moroccan city. We decided to stay in a hotel with a view of the amazing Hassan II Mosque.
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The average daily budget for visitors is around MAD550 (60 USD/51 EUR). The average price for accommodation in Casablanca for a couple is MAD636 (69 USD/59 EUR). Local transportation and food prices are affordable – visitors usually spend around 10 USD (8.5 EUR) for transportation and 17 USD (14.5 EUR) for their meals.
Best time to visit
Morocco has mild temperatures throughout the year. However, the weather can be pretty rainy during the fall and winter, which can make it difficult to travel through the country. The most popular time to visit Morocco is during the summer (from May to September).
Poor farming methods, overgrazing, destruction of vegetation, and clearing of forests for fuel have led to soil erosion/degradation and desertification. Water supplies have been contaminated by raw sewage and coastal waters have been polluted by accidental oil spills and industrial wastewater. Potable water is unevenly distributed. While 98% of the nation’s cities have access to pure water, only 56% of rural dwellers enjoy the same privilege. The nation’s environment is also suffering from pesticides and insect infestation. The country’s wildlife is threatened by hunting, fishing, and habitat destruction.
Romance and adventure
The city offers plenty of romantic sights and activities. You can go strolling down the narrow streets full of history in Medina, admire the beauty of the spectacular Hassan II Mosque, have a beach day in the Corniche, go shopping, or enjoy a delicious Moroccan meal with your special someone.
Found lots of LOVE in Morocco. 😉 ♥
Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡♡
Honeymoon in Morocco? Sounds like a great idea! 🙂
* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.
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