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Casablanca to Portugal by coach

by read354

Am trying to get friend, who has visa, up from Casablanca to Lisbon but unable to find any coach company who do the trip though I know they go
Does anybody know of any web sites or companies that I can reference

Re: Casablanca to Portugal by coach

by john9159

Supratours coach service goes to Spain, France and Italy from Morocco.
Not sure where in Spain or whether Portugal is included but try to contact them by fax (don't have e-mail addy); your communication should ideally be in French.

Re: Casablanca to Portugal by coach

by windcity

If you unable to find a direct coach, an alternative would be the train to Tangier, the ferry to Algeciras and a coach to Lisbon via Seville, this would be the most direct route and one a coach might take.
Hope this helps.

Travel Tips for Casablanca

Many of us call it the CASBAH...

by pjallittle

Many of us call it the CASBAH but this is what they call it. Call it by any name you wish, it is a fascinating maze of endless narrow lanes, without a guide, it would take years to find your way out of it.

We disembarked from the ship and proceeded from the docks where we were met by ALI who is the Senior Tour Guide in all of TANGIER. He is articulate, given great deference and one should endeavour to seek him out.

He has his own personal driver who maintains a modern vehicle. The driver does not speak English, he really is just that, a driver. He will speak now and then to inform Ali of an item of interest, so we presumed. There were four of us in the vehicle, fortunately a full sized car.


by LysDor


The Hall is located underneath the Prayer Hall. The canals on both sides (enlarge the picture to see them!) are covered with transparent glass on top of which flows some water. This allows light to enter the Purification Hall and gives a sensation of peace and tranquillity.

Maps and good humour :-)))

by matcrazy1

Check the climate in Casablanca:
24-hr Average Temperature
Average Monthly Rainfall

Check the weather just before you go:
Yahoo Weather forecast (for 10 days)
CNN Weather forecast (5 days)
BBC Weather forecast (5 days)
The Weather Channel forecast (10 days)

Don't forget good walking shoes :-). Don't forget good Morocco travel books:
Lonely Planet (good practical info),
Nelles Guides and Thomas Cook (good info on points to visit),
Michelin (the best maps)

And don't forget to pack a lot of good humour whenever you go to Casablanca :-)))

On the coast, 100 kilometres...

by Branco

On the coast, 100 kilometres to the south discover the old fortified cities, former Portuguese trading posts.
El Jadida is built on an area with a mild climate, is surnamed 'Moroccan Deauville' and has a beautiful and sandy beach named Sidi Bouzid beach.
When under the control of the Portuguese its name was Mazagan. There was (and still is) an important Portuguese cistern, a structure with a gothic architecture initially used as granary before its transformation as a cistern in 1542 (1100 m2 of the room’s surface).
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Car Parking, Pay the Guard

by Doctor38

Parking in all big cities means dealing with the guards. Most of these guards are licensed. They also carry an identification card and wear a long blue uniform. An hour or two parking you car in Casablanca will cost you 1-2 DH. I never saw one arguing the fare with drivers. An overnight parking will cost you 10 DH.

I have seen guard arresting people and pulling them to the police station for damaging cars under their watch. Those are poor people how rent these spaces and do expect to make money for their work. They space is manned by 2 people; one in the day and another one at night. Those guards will be happy to wash your car for 10 DH

In certain areas do town you’ll see parking pay machine which is much more expensive than the guards. On one occasion I did not pay so when I came back I found the police applying a wheel lock. I had to pay 100 DH in fines


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