Here's why to book cheap flights to Casablanca!!
The name is evocative, summoning images of gently waving palms; dim, smokyshisha bars; locals haggling in a crowded souq. The heady scent of spices tangle with the tang of salty sea breezes. Arabic, French and English tongues mingle, drifting over the sound of Moroccan drum beats. Cheap flights weave you into the exotic tapestry that is Casablanca.
Your airline tickets will bring you to Mohammed V International Airport. Hugging the Atlantic Coast, Casablanca is a bustling metropolis, home to millions, a cultural melting pot, an ever changing realm of extremes and contrasts. Cheap tickets to Casablanca kick off your Moroccan odyssey.
It’s fitting to begin a trip to Morocco’s largest city with a visit to its largest monument. The breathtaking Hassan II Mosque is an awe inspiring architectural behemoth. The third largest mosque in the world, the structure juts out over the Atlantic Ocean. Glass flooring enables worshippers to view the sea below. Hassan II’s minaret, the tallest in the world, projects a laser beam of light towards Mecca. Completed in 1993, the mosque includes stunning modern details: elevators, heated floors, and a sliding roof that opens to the heavens. After your flights land, Hassan II Mosque should be first on your itinerary.
Inside the city, Art Deco buildings in the Ville Nouvelle contrast the Old Medina, a surviving section of the pre-colonial walled town. Stop by the Place Mohammed V to see a classic example of Mauresque architecture, a 20th century blend of Moroccan and Art Deco. While you’re there, see nearby Mahkama du Pacha, or parliamentary building, another architectural masterpiece. Take in the fresh air at the Parc de la Ligue Arabe, get a glimpse of Casablanca Cathedral on the park’s border, or take a spin (or a dozen) at Yasmina Amusement Park.
When your eyes have had their fill of sights, indulge your other senses in the Casablancais fashion. Step into one of Casablanca’s fine restaurants for famously aromatic, richly spiced Moroccan cuisine. Try a spiced tangine with couscous, or a bastilla, a meat pie, then relax with a steaming glass of sweet mint tea at a sidewalk cafe. Book cheap tickets to Casablanca to people-watch at the Corniche, an oceanfront neighborhood of shops and cafes, or join the hip beach scene at Ain Diab.
Before you catch your flights home, be scrubbed, rubbed, steamed, oiled and kneaded into a state of bliss at one of Casablanca’s hammams, or Turkish baths. Solidarite Feminine is a traditional hammam with a reputation for excellence. If your tastes are more worldly, visit Spa 5 Mondes for a Japanese bath or a Balinese massage. Pad your pampering budget with the money you saved on your cheap flights to Casablanca; you’ve earned it.
You’ve come all this way; stop into Rick’s Cafe. One of the top tourist spots in Casablanca, Rick’s serves up big helpings of Hollywood film noir fantasy along with American, French and Moroccan specialities. There’s an in-house pianist to “play it again,” and the famous film screens on the first floor, in case you forget your lines. “Of all the gin joints, in all the towns“
Fantastical, historical, almost mythical, Casablanca calls to travelers who crave romance, mystery and foreign allure. Star in your own blockbuster with cheap tickets to Casablanca.