An Introvert's Guide to Casablanca

View over the city of Casablanca, Morocco | © Marianna Ianovska/Shutterstock
View over the city of Casablanca, Morocco | © Marianna Ianovska/Shutterstock

Those travelling in a group run the risk of not everyone liking the same things, but Casablanca is a city full of life and different activities to try out. From museums to the best views in the city, extroverts and introverts alike can always find something to do without having to go out of their comfort zone; here is the ultimate introvert’s guide to Casablanca.

For the nature lover

The biggest and most famous forest in Casablanca is the Bouskoura Forest. Located 20 miles south of the city, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature on more than 2992 hectares (7393.4 acres) full of eucalyptus trees.

Locals love this place on the weekend or bank holidays when they can have lunch with their families in the heart of the forest or workout with a group of friends. It’s best for introverts to visit Bouskoura during the week when it’s almost certain it will be nice and quiet.

Those who would rather stay in the city and go to a nearby park, the best one is Parc de la Ligue Arabe. With hundreds of palm trees and different plants found there, the best time to go would be in the mornings.

Bouskoura Forest, Casablanca, Morocco

Arab League Park, Parc de la Ligue Arabe, Casablanca, Morocco

For the food lover

Casablanca is perfect for an introverted food lover since it’s nothing like the street food in Jemaa el-Fna in Marrakech and other hectic food souks.

Usually in Casablanca, people don’t sell food in the street but in restaurants or small shops where they make ‘Moroccan fast food’. Moumni and Mahfoud are both Moroccan fast-food restaurants that sell delicious sandwiches and amazing fresh juice.

These beverages are not the typical fresh-pressed juice, but denser and richer in toppings, with the most famous one being the dried fruit and nuts juice.

Moumni, Casablanca, Morocco, +212 5224-76666

Mahfoud, Avenue TanTan, Casablanca, Morocco, +212 5223-61180

For the movie lover

The best experience for a movie is in an IMAX theatre where moviegoers can live the film experience completely.

In Casablanca, the best one is the IMAX at Morocco Mall. Enjoy a 3D movie in either French or English. Because it might get busy on weekends or for movie premieres, it’s best to go on calmer days to enjoy a movie in an empty room with only a few people.

For the culture lover

Casablanca has many interesting museums, but the Moroccan Jewish Museum is the most worth the trip. Representing the ancient Jewish community of Morocco, the MJM displays a lot of artifacts from before the founding of Israel in 1948, when more than 250,000 Jews lived in Morocco.

It is rarely crowded and located in a quiet villa that was originally an orphanage, founded in 1948 for young Jews.

Museum of Moroccan Judaism, 81 Rue Chasseur Jules Gros, Casablanca, Morocco, +212 5229-94940

For the views lover

Casablanca is a city on the coast, and naturally, the best view in the city is the Atlantic Ocean. For introverts, the most relaxing and peaceful experience is to watch the sunset over the beach of Ain Diab, while listening to music.

Another great location for an amazing view of the city is in SKY 28, a restaurant on the top of the Twin Centre. Even though this is a crowded place on the weekends, enjoy a calm sunset over a drink on a Tuesday night.

Ain Diab, Casablanca, Morocco

Sky 28, Kenzi Tower Hotel, Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni, Casablanca, Morocco, +212 5229-78000

View over the city of Casablanca, Morocco | © Marianna Ianovska/Shutterstock